Best Eyelid Surgeons in Cape Coral, FL

Why are the doctors at Elmquist Eye Group among the best eyelid surgeons in Cape Coral, FL? It all comes down to technique and training.

If you’re getting older, you may have noticed some changes when looking in the mirror. Your eyes may have been the first. As we age, our skin loses elasticity. The thin skin around the eyelids is particularly susceptible. The excess skin begins to bulge, wrinkle and sag, particularly on the lower lid. Sagging skin on the upper lid might cover the eyelashes or even interfere with peripheral vision. Elmquist Eye Group can help.

Best Eyelid Surgeons in Cape Coral, FLOur eyelid surgeon, Yasaira Rodriguez, MD, is a licensed ophthalmologist who is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and specializes in premium cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, and in-office procedures.

Dr. Rodriguez completed four years of college and medical school, followed by a one-year internship and at least a three-year residency for her medical specialty – ophthalmology.

How Blepharoplasty Can Help

Eyelid surgery can help you achieve smoother, natural-looking eyelids that appear more alert, rejuvenated, and refreshed. This is accomplished by removing loose, sagging skin or fat deposits in the upper or lower eyelids.

Blepharoplasty addresses issues such as:

  • Sagging upper eyelid skin
  • Puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Eyelids that sag into your field of vision
  • Excess eyelid fatty deposits
  • Excess skin and fine lines of the lower eyelid

Depending on the extent of the surgery, blepharoplasty can open up the appearance of the eyes and make you look more awake and refreshed. It can also reduce wrinkles and creases and minimize the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both, depending on your needs. You may benefit from having a blepharoplasty procedure if you:

  • Are in overall good health
  • Have no serious eye conditions or diseases
  • Have drooping upper eyelids
  • Have puffy, baggy lower eyelids
  • Have wrinkles or excess skin around the eyelids

Blepharoplasty Recovery

Most patients have minimal discomfort after blepharoplasty. You may experience temporary swelling and/or bruising around the eyes that lasts for 7 to 10 days. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication. There may also be some light sensitivity, tearing or blurry vision as you recover. While you can resume your normal routine within a few days, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities for about two weeks.

The results of eyelid surgery last quite a long time, but blepharoplasty won’t stop your eyes from aging. Upper eyelid surgery often lasts a lifetime but some patients may need it repeated. Lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be repeated.

If you would like to meet one of the best eyelid surgeons in Cape Coral, FL, or learn more information about the blepharoplasty procedure, call Elmquist Eye Group today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.