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Do you feel as though you look tired or angry, even when you are not? If so, you may be experiencing some of the early signs of aging, which first appear in the upper face and eye region. Heavy eyelids and eyebrows and lines around the eyes can all make you look prematurely old, excessively tired, and perpetually angry. Fortunately, there are both surgical and nonsurgical methods for reducing these signs of aging and restoring a fresh, youthful appearance.

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Eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly sought and effective procedures for facial rejuvenation, but it isn’t necessarily for everyone. The best way to learn if it is for you is through a consultation with Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso or Dr. Frank Beninger, who will examine your eyes and upper face, listen to your aesthetic goals, and make a customized recommendation. To schedule a blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Gayoso or Dr. Beninger, please call or email Gayoso Plastic Surgery today.

Dr. Gayoso is very knowledgeable and thorough in all of his appointments. He’s completely honest and very professional. I reviewed a few plastic surgeons before finally meeting Dr. Gayoso and feeling confident to choose him. Overall, I’m very satisfied with my results.

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Our eyes are called on to perform thousands of tasks a day. In addition to constantly focusing on near or distant objects, computer screens, and text, we depend on them to express us. This requires numerous tiny muscle movements that then flex the skin, creating the folds and wrinkles that are part of our facial expressions. These tasks take their toll on the muscles and skin.

As we age, our eyes become one of the first places to show our age. Our eyelids can become redundant, with extra skin that drops onto the lashes and creates a feeling of heaviness, or creates a bag under the eye. This looks wrinkled, and can make it difficult to apply eye make up. They may gain fat deposits, making them perpetually puffy. We may also lose fat from below the eyelids, creating sunken skin that commonly creates a shadow effect under the eyes. The overall effect is that you may look angry, tired, or bored, no matter how you feel. The youthful eyelid is smooth and without overlapping skin or bulges. That is usually the goal of eyelid surgery, but it should be natural and not operated appearing, or pulled too tight.


Targeting the exact cause of your aging eyes is crucial to selecting the right treatment and getting you the best results. If the primary cause of your aged appearance is sagging in the eyelids, eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is the best solution.

Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids or both at once. In an upper eyelid lift, an incision is made in the upper lids where it will be concealed when your eyes are open. Excess skin and fat will be removed.

In lower eyelid surgery, the incision can be made either at the eyelash line or on the inside of the lid. Excess skin may be removed, and sometimes the fat can be relocated to reduce the appearance of shadows under the eyes, but the goal is always to produce youthful shape in the upper cheek and lower lid without an unnatural appearance.

Your Blepharoplasty at Gayoso Plastic Surgery will be performed by Dr. Gayoso or Dr. Beninger in St. Petersburg, FL

  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Active Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Active Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Top Doctors Winner, Tampa Magazine 5th Annual

Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty Before and After Results
Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty Before and After Results

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Depending on the exact cause of your aging in the eye region, you might want other procedures instead of or in addition to your eyelid surgery. If the eyebrow is responsible for a significant amount of the sagging in your eyelids, then this may be lifted, or reshaped at the same time as, or instead of the blepharoplasty. This is common, and many people benefit from a brow lift in addition to eyelid surgery.

If you have crows’ feet or vertical lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), then BOTOX® Cosmetic injections may be the place to start in rejuvenating the eye area. If you have a hollow, shadowed area under the eye, but not much excess skin or sagging in the eyelids, sometimes dermal fillers can be used to reduce the hollows and the shadows they cause. If, however, you have true dark circles caused by visible capillaries in the area, laser skin treatment can be used to reduce their appearance as well as that of numerous fine wrinkles in the area.


The advantage of Gayoso Plastic Surgery is that we offer a full range of procedures that includes both surgical and non-surgical treatments, and the expertise and judgement of board-certified providers required to successfully apply them. If you are concerned about the appearance of your eyes, you can come in for a consultation and we will direct you to the best treatment for your goals. If your signs are minor, we will direct you to Gina Gathings-Giancola, our aesthetician, who can help you improve the appearance of your skin and slow the aging process. If you desire or require more change, we can achieve great results with non-surgical treatments like laser treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic, or dermal fillers, performed by Jessica McCarry, PA-C or Dr. Gayoso.

And if surgical intervention is best for your eye area, you have the confidence that comes from working with board-certified Tampa facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Antionio J. Gayoso and Dr. Frank Beninger. He has helped thousands of people from the Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater areas and across Florida to get great results from their plastic surgery procedures. You can see examples of his results in our Before and After Gallery.


To learn more about rejuvenating your eye area, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.