Best Blepharoplasty Surgeon in Southwest Florida

When you read or watch television, do your eyelids droop and interfere with your vision? If so, you will likely benefit from a surgical procedure called upper lid blepharoplasty. Fortunately for you, the best blepharoplasty surgeon in Southwest Florida is at Elmquist Eye Group.

Dr. Eccles-Brown

Best Blepharoplasty Surgeon in Southwest FloridaDr. Sarah Eccles-Brown is a Florida native and a former U.S. Air Force Major stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida. She is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and experienced surgeon who can perform blepharoplasty, LASIK and cataract surgery. She is also a caring and committed physician who works to give every patient the individual attention they need.

Dr. Eccles-Brown is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO) and is also an AAO fellow.

More about eyelid droop

Eyelid droop is a condition that can affect both the upper and lower lids in people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. Eyelid droop usually happens as part of the normal aging process, but can also develop as a result of more serious diseases like stroke or myasthenia gravis.

While some people barely notice the condition, others can have severe eyelid droop that interferes with vision while reading or driving, and in these cases, surgery is usually recommended.

What are the treatment options?

Our experienced team will first determine the cause of your eyelid droop by taking an extensive medical history, performing vision tests and testing your facial muscles. Depending on the underlying cause and severity of your eyelid droop, the team at Elmquist Eye Group will recommend an appropriate treatment. For minor cases, we may determine that no treatment is required, but patients often want to improve their physical appearance, so they elect the blepharoplasty surgery anyway.

If more pronounced cases, Dr. Eccles-Brown will likely recommend the blepharoplasty procedure. The good news is that the large majority of patients are good candidates for this surgery.

What are the risks of blepharoplasty?

During the blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Eccles-Brown tightens the levator muscle to lift the eyelid back to its natural position. She can repair both the upper and lower lids at the same time, and can perform the procedure on both eyes at the same time, too.

We use twilight anesthesia, meaning you will be awake but comfortable during the entire procedure. While all surgical procedures involve some risk, blepharoplasty risks are very low. Patients commonly experience dry eye. Less common risks are developing a hematoma, where blood collects under the surgical area and causes swelling or bruising, or a scratched cornea.

Blepharoplasty Surgery Near You

If your eyelids are causing vision interference, come to Elmquist Eye Group for a diagnosis from the best blepharoplasty surgeon in Southwest Florida. Our experienced team will perform a thorough exam and answer all your questions. If we recommend surgery, Dr. Eccles-Brown will provide you with the best possible blepharoplasty experience.

Don’t wait. We have three convenient locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Shell Point. You can trust your eyes to the professionals at Elmquist Eye Group. Call us today to make an appointment.