Best Eyelid Surgeons in Fort Myers, FL
Why are the doctors at Elmquist Eye Group among the best eyelid surgeons in Fort Myers, FL? There are several reasons.
We are board-certified ophthalmologists who perform eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty. This procedure is done to reduce and remove excess sagging skin and fat that makes your eyes look baggy and tired. Blepharoplasty can be done on the upper or lower lids, and we can even perform surgery on all four lids during one procedure.
Let’s face it, eye creams and other cosmetics only go so far. As we age, our eyes are often the first to show signs of that aging. You know the saying, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” At some point, many of our patients have tried everything – sufficient hydration, sufficient sleep and oodles of eye creams, but these methods only go so far. Droopy eyelids are just an inevitable part of aging, and can be worsened by sun damage and repeated rubbing of eyes. Genetics also play a role.
As a result, our patients often tell us they look more tired and older than they appear, and they want to do something about it. That is where blepharoplasty can help. The eyelid surgery can give you a more youthful, refreshed look.
Yasaira Rodriguez, MD, our eyelid surgeon, 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 has gone through the extra rigor to learn the latest surgical advancements and treatments. Having a board-certified surgeon means that you can rest assured you are in the best hands and will receive the best possible medical care.
During the surgery, we make incisions along the natural lines of the eyelids, within the fold of the lid or along the lower lash line or even inside the lower lid, for minimal scarring. We expertly remove excess skin and any fatty tissue that is contributing to the puffy eye look. We often also tighten the muscles that control the movement of the eyelid. Typically, we use dissolving sutures, so the stitches will fade in three to six days.
Recovery is generally easy for most patients. For a few days after surgery, we ask that you take it easy and not do any of your normal strenuous activities such as exercising. We also want to you rest and sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling and promote healing. We will instruct you on how to keep your eye area clean to avoid infection and how to minimize bruising by using cold compresses.
Most people are good candidates for this surgery. We have many men and women over age 35 who come in to have the procedure done. The overwhelming majority have no issues, and usually return to work in about a week and can resume all normal activities within about three weeks.
At Elmquist Eye Group, we have an imminently qualified blepharoplasty expert who is ready to consult with you about an eyelid surgery. If you are looking for the best eyelid surgeons in Fort Myers, FL, you’ve found us! Give us a call today at (239) 936-2020 and come see us today.