Blepharoplasty in Melbourne, FL
Blepharoplasty, more commonly called eyelid surgery, offers a correction to drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers blepharoplasty and other types of facial surgery for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
What is Blepharoplasty?
An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, rejuvenates your eyes by removing small amounts of fat and loose skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Many patients who have the surgery also experience better vision and fewer episodes of tired eyes because the excess tissue is no longer fatiguing the eyes. After your eyelid lift, you will have a more alert appearance.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Castellon recommends blepharoplasty for men and women who look tired due to excess fat and tissue on the upper or lower eyelids. The lower eyelids may sag down to expose the pink tissue inside the eyelid. This can put you at a higher risk for getting debris in your eyes and contracting eye infections.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
The ideal candidate for eyelid surgery is an adult man or woman who:
- Has bags under the eyes
- Has puffy upper eyelids
- Has vision that is obscured by the upper eyelids sagging over the eyeballs
You are not a good candidate for an eyelid lift if you have certain medical conditions that affect the eyes.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is a great way to rejuvenate your appearance, but you should only entrust your care to a board-certified plastic surgeon. Schedule a consultation at Castellon Plastic Surgery Center to learn about the procedure and meet Dr. Castellon and his medical staff.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Blepharoplasty?
Our eyelid lifts are performed at a surgery center to provide each patient with the highest quality support and care before, during and after the surgery. You will not be able to drive after your eyelid lift, so you should bring a friend or family member with you. After the surgery, we will provide instructions for at-home care and limitations on your activities. Having the friend of family member with you ensures that you clearly understand the instructions.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Eyelid Surgery?
In most cases, blepharoplasty takes about one hour. Your surgery may take more time if you need a lift on both eyebrows or if you have other procedures in conjunction with your blepharoplasty.
What Should I Expect After My Blepharoplasty?
Your eyes will be covered by bandages, so you will be very limited in what you can do for one or two days. You should spend this time resting at home. Dr. Castellon will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and advise you about when you can resume your normal activities.
When Will I See Full Results of My Eyelid Surgery?
When Dr. Castellon removes the bandages from your eyes, you will see a dramatic improvement in your appearance. Full results may take one to two months.
How Long Will the Results of Blepharoplasty Last?
Eyelid lift surgery does not stop the aging process, but you will enjoy the results of your blepharoplasty for many years after the surgery.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Melbourne?
Except in rare cases, eyelid surgery is not covered by medical insurance. We are better able to provide a cost after your consultation. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your blepharoplasty, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and LendingUSA.com.
Do you look tired no matter how much you rest? Do your eyes feel fatigued when you read and watch television? You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery and an eyelid lift. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers blepharoplasty for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.