Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Sarasota & Tampa

Recapture the beauty of self-confidence with a blepharoplasty by Dr. Emily Jiles

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The eyes are a distinct facial feature. How they look determines a lot about our facial appearance. As you grow older, the skin and tissue around your eyes and eyelids may begin to droop and look puffy. Sagging eyelids, puffy eyes, and eye bags can make you look tired and older than you really are. In some instances, they can also impair vision.

If the above describes what you’ve noticed or experienced recently, you may be considered a good candidate for blepharoplasty with Emily Jiles.

Blepharoplasty can be performed on one or both upper and lower eyelids.

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What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, eye lift surgery, or eyelid lift, is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It is performed to improve the appearance of your eyelids.

There are two types of blepharoplasty:

  • Upper blepharoplasty
  • Lower blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty targets the upper eyelids and removes loose, sagging skin that may hood over the eyes and impair vision. On the other hand, lower blepharoplasty is done to address bagginess and puffiness in the lower eyelid and under-eye area.

What is Double Eyelid Surgery (Asian Blepharoplasty)?

A double eyelid surgery, or “Asian blepharoplasty,” is a specific type of blepharoplasty. It involves creating creases in the upper eyelids to achieve a larger, more rounded eye appearance.

It is suitable for any age group and is usually done to reduce the puffy appearance of the eyelids. Some women opt for double eyelid surgery to make applying makeup a little easier.

Before and After Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Why is a Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Done?

As a cosmetic facial procedure, blepharoplasty is done to improve facial appearance around the eyelids. In some cases, it can be medically necessary to reduce the risk of visual impairment or improve vision in older people who already have sagging eyelids.

Generally, eyelid surgery can help to:

  • Reduce signs of aging and improve facial appearance
  • Get rid of excess skin and tissue in and around the upper eyelids
  • Reduce puffiness and/or bagginess in the lower eyelids
  • Reduce dark circles around the eyes
  • Minimize the risk of visual problems
  • Improve vision

It’s important to note that while blepharoplasty can improve the appearance of your eyelids, it cannot eliminate dark circles completely. It also doesn’t address other facial problems like crow’s feet, wrinkles, and fine lines. If you would like to achieve a complete aesthetic look, you may consider pairing your eyelid lift with other procedures such as a brow lift or a facelift.

The Emily Jiles Blepharoplasty Experience

Dr. Emily Jiles is a cosmetic surgeon with extensive fellowship training in cosmetic surgery and a certified member of six different medical boards. She aims to provide patients with their desired aesthetic goals and improve their lives and self-confidence. Dr. Jiles maintains constant contact with her patients while ensuring their expectations are met and exceeded. She also offers a high standard of care to her patients to have them back to living their full and active lives after surgery.

What is the Cost of Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Jiles?

Frequently Asked Questions About Blepharoplasty

An eyelid surgery is best performed by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon. The first and most important criteria when selecting your plastic surgeon is that they must be a member of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.

We do not advise you to take any risks with your eyes. Hence, your surgeon must also be skilled, experienced, and they must perform eyelid surgery regularly. An experienced plastic surgeon will be able to identify risks and prevent complications.

Dr. Emily Jiles ticks all the boxes of the best surgeon for your eyelid surgery. She is  is a cosmetic surgeon with extensive fellowship training in cosmetic surgery and a certified member of six different medical boards. Dr. Jiles is committed to providing your desired look while ensuring you have a swift and complete recovery.

An eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a common procedure that is performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both eyelids.

If you notice or are experiencing any of the following signs, it may be time to consider eyelid surgery:

  • Tired and puffy eyes for long periods and despite having a good night’s sleep
  • Sagging skin or bags under your eyes
  • Sagging lower eyelids that constantly show the whites of your iris
  • Trouble seeing because of drooping upper eyelids
  • Difficulty keeping your eyes open because of heavy, drooping upper eyelids
  • Difficulty applying eye makeup
  • Dissatisfaction or low self-confidence with how your eyelids generally look


Dr. Emily Jiles can help. We recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles. A discussion with her about eyelid surgery, whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, will set you on the right track for your surgery.

Yes, you can reverse eye bags. A lower blepharoplasty or lower eyelid lift targets bagginess in the lower eyelids and under-eye area. Your plastic surgeon removes excess subcutaneous fat and tightens the muscles and skin in the lower eyelid. 

This results in a smooth lower eyelid and eliminates eye bags. The results of a lower blepharoplasty are permanent and get rid of eye bags for life.

Eyelid bags are common as you age. The natural process of aging makes the eyelid skin lose elasticity. Also, the tissues and muscles that support the eyes and eyelids begin to weaken and sag. While that happens, the surrounding fat and fluid may move into the lower eyelids, making them appear puffy and resulting in bags.

For some people, genetics can be a factor. People with eye bags or puffiness running in their families may be predisposed to having eyebags as well. For aging persons and people genetically predisposed to eye bags, eyelid surgery may be necessary to correct eyelid bags.

Other causes of eyelid bags include lack of sleep, allergies, excess sun exposure, trauma, fluid retention, smoking, and medical conditions like dermatitis and renal disease.

Eyelid lift results are typically long-lasting. You can expect an upper blepharoplasty to last for at least 5-7 years. Usually, a touch-up or an alternative procedure such as a forehead lift or brow lift is necessary after this period because an upper eyelid surgery majorly lifts sagging skin and tissues to improve the eyelids’ appearance. Your eyes will still age, and your upper eyelids can droop again.

Results of a lower blepharoplasty are, however, permanent and last for a lifetime. This is because excess fat is removed from the lower eyelid.

There are no rules as to when to get a blepharoplasty. However, most patients begin to consider a blepharoplasty in their 30s and 40s. This is because many begin to notice signs of aging, like droopy eyelids and loose skin, around this age.

However, if you notice saggy eyelids or eye bags sooner due to genetics, you may consider having the surgery as early as your 20s.

A blepharoplasty can improve your appearance and boost your confidence. However, it’s important you have realistic expectations of your procedure. Typically, a blepharoplasty will not drastically change your look or alter your facial structure. So, if you have a look in mind, it’s best you discuss it with your surgeon.

Overall, you can be considered a good candidate for blepharoplasty if you are generally healthy, a nonsmoker, and do not have any serious eye conditions like glaucoma or cataract. 

You may begin to notice results of blepharoplasty in about 4 to 6 weeks following your surgery.

To schedule a personal consultation at our Sarasota office with Dr. Emily Jiles, call us at (941) 867-7682.