Blepharoplasty Fort Myers, FL
If you would like to give your eyes a more youthful, refreshed appearance, find out more about blepharoplasty surgery at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers, FL.
Elmquist Eye Group has been serving Southwest Florida for 25 years. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner, Kate Wagner, OD, his associate, Nina Burt, OD, and ophthalmologist Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, offer wide-ranging expertise in eyelid surgery and the most up-to-date eyecare treatments.
Dr. Elmquist is a highly skilled ophthalmologist and surgeon who has also been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He and Dr. Eccles-Brown are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Drs. Wagner and Burt are experienced board certified optometrists.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery, also called “blepharoplasty,” is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can reverse the signs of aging of the upper and/ or lower eyelids by adding or removing fat deposits and loose, sagging skin from the lids. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. today and can be done to address issues such as:
- Drooping and sagging eyelids
- Lines and wrinkles
- Bags under the eyes
- Puffiness in the upper or lower eyelid area
- Excess eyelid fatty deposits
- Eyelids that sag into your field of vision
- Tired appearance
- Poor vision (in some cases)
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 can minimize the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
Some people worry about eyelid surgery because they do not want to deal with lingering scars. Experienced surgeons like those at Elmquist Eye Group make tiny incisions that follow the natural creases of the eyelid. As a result, scars are camouflaged, and they fade away completely over time.
Who are the Best Candidates for Blepharoplasty Surgery?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and realistic expectations. Most patients are over 35 years of age, but if your droopy, baggy eyelids are hereditary, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.
It’s important to keep in mind that 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 know more about blepharoplasty, call Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers, FL today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure and help you find a rejuvenated, younger you.