Blepharoplasty Cape Coral, FL
A younger-looking face can boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. Schedule an evaluation at Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral, FL to find out if blepharoplasty could help improve the look of your eyelids and provide you with a more refreshed, natural-looking appearance.
Yasaira Rodriguez, MD, a board certified ophthalmologist, along with partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and associate, Nina Burt, OD, provide a wide range of eye care services. We have been proudly serving the Southwest Florida region for 25 years.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Your eyes have a big impact on the appearance of the rest of your face. Sagging eyelids can make you look tired and older than you feel.
Upper blepharoplasty (also known as upper eyelid surgery or upper eyelift) is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women for the purpose of correcting droopy, sagging eyelids. Lower blepharoplasty is commonly performed for removal of bags under the eyes.
Blepharoplasty is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower lid areas only. It is not designed to remove wrinkles at the outer corners of the eye (i.e. crow’s feet) or sagging brows.
What Causes Droopy Eyelids?
Eyelid skin is thinner than most other skin on the face and is often the first to show signs of aging. Gravity can pull the upper eyelid skin downward, creating extra creases and folds. Smoking, sun damage, stretching from weight gain and loss, and wear and tear from blinking and rubbing also contribute to the deterioration of the eyelid tissues and surrounding skin.
About Eyelid Surgery
During blepharoplasty surgery, the surgeon places small incisions in the natural folds of the eyelid and then removes excess skin, muscle tissue and fat tissue to give you a firmer, younger appearance.
Drooping eyelids and tired, puffy eyes are instantly rejuvenated and the eyes appear brighter, more youthful, and more naturally alert. Any scars should become nearly invisible in two weeks, and final eyelid surgery results are usually noticeable within two months.
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.
Are You a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and realistic expectations. Although most blepharoplasty patients are over 35 years of age, your droopy, baggy eyelids may be hereditary, which could cause you to consider eyelid surgery at a younger age.
Those who may be poor candidates for blepharoplasty include those who suffer from insufficient tear production, high blood pressure, diabetes, circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, or thyroid disease.
If you would like to know more about the blepharoplasty procedure, call Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.