St. Petersburg / Clearwater Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty Surgeon - Dr. Lawrence Kass

The first thing people notice about your appearance is your eyes. And if your eyelids are droopy, they can not only cause you to look older and unattractive, but also hinder your sight.

Over time, the delicate skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids begins to sag as a result of the natural aging process. As the eye muscles weaken and skin loses its elasticity, this often causes drooping upper lids and puffy under-eye bags. Aside from getting older, there may be genetic reasons why this unsightly problem occurs. A person’s eyebrows along with their eyelids can also sag, making the problem even worse.

Droopy eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes cause the entire face to have an older, tired appearance. When the problem is more severe, it can cause impaired vision (as a result of upper eyelids falling into your line of sight) and problems wearing glasses (due to under-eye bags).

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can eliminate these problems and significantly improve your facial appearance for a younger and refreshed look. This outpatient procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, though sedation may also be used when necessary.

See Clinical Descriptions of Selected Patients in Photo Galleries: Eyelid Surgery Before and After Photos

Blepharoplasty surgery in St. Petersburg can provide both cosmetic and functional improvement with minimal risk of serious problems. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures done both in men and women in the United States. The vast majority of patients are extremely pleased with the results of their eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery is frequently done on all four eyelids at the same time or it can be done on just both upper or both lower eyelids depending on the wishes of the patient.


Cosmetic eye or eyelid surgery may be combined with an endoscopic brow (eyebrow) lift, forehead lift or upper face lift or procedures on the lower face such as a mid-face lift, S lift, chemical peel, or face lift.

The incisions in the upper eyelids are made in the lid creases and heal beautifully. For many patients, the incisions in the lower eyelids can be made on the inside of the eyelids (conjunctival or transconjunctival blepharoplasty).

With this incision, there is NO external scar whatsoever! After healing, no one may even be able to see that you had anything done! But the bags and pouches below your eyes will be gone, you will look younger and may feel more refreshed. This simple procedure is often painless, and may be one of the most satisfying things that you can do to feel better about yourself.

St. Petersburg cosmetic eyelid surgery is commonly performed by Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons. A Fellowship in the American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicates that the surgeon has special training and expertise in this sub-specialty.

Every year tens of thousands of men and women achieve great success with cosmetic eye plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery has become so popular in large part because of the increased safety, reduced recovery time, and affordability of the procedures performed by eye plastic surgeons. Natural results, small incisions, and hidden incisions mean that no one will know that you had surgery unless you tell them.

 

The success of your surgery rests on a detailed knowledge of how your eyes affect your appearance. Dr. Kass relies on unique training and experience to tailor an approach that is just right for you. This is of vital importance because no two individuals’ cosmetic needs are alike. Will eyelid surgery or a forehead lift be best for you? Do you need a face lift or will laser resurfacing and Botox be best? Should you have lower eyelid surgery to address bagginess or would you be better off having a midface lift? These are questions that Dr. Kass will help you answer.

When you are ready, you will be in experienced hands. Dr. Kass has performed these procedures on literally thousands of satisfied patients during his successful career.

St. Petersburg Office

Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery

6025 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
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Clearwater Office

Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery

1811 North Belcher Rd Suite H-1
Clearwater, FL 33765
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