As we age, our eyelid skin can begin to droop, causing a sad, tired, or aged appearance. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty surgery in Brandon can help to correct these issues. This procedure has been growing in popularity and was even named the fourth most popular cosmetic surgery performed in 2016. If you are considering eyelid surgery, read on for some things to consider before scheduling surgery.

Procedural Details

Make sure you understand how the procedure is done, and what your options are. Eyelid surgery can be done to target both the upper and lower eyelids. While the procedures do not differ significantly, incisions are placed in different locations, and fat is redistributed differently to achieve a more youthful look. Also, be sure to speak to your doctor about expected downtime. For eyelid surgery, most patients can return to work after one or two weeks. Full results may take up to a year to become apparent.

Possible Side Effects

It is important to understand potential side effects and complications associated with eyelid surgery. Common side effects include bruising, swelling, scarring, eye itchiness, dryness, or temporary double vision. Also, be sure to understand how to care for your wounds during recovery to ensure a safe healing process.

Choose a Qualified Surgeon

Before undergoing eyelid surgery, be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with eyelid lift surgery. They should perform eyelid surgery often, and be able to perform both upper and lower eyelid procedures.


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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board certified plastic surgeon that has over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, including Breast Augmentation, Mommy Makeover, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, and the Brazilian Butt Lift. He primarily sees patients in the entire Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Riverview, Lakeland, and Brandon, Florida. For more information, please visit