Blepharoplasty Surgery Cape Coral
If you are considering blepharoplasty surgery in Cape Coral to give your eyes a more youthful appearance, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Elmquist Eye Group. We will listen to your concerns, discuss your options, and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
At Elmquist Eye Group, E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, founder, and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, are experienced board certified ophthalmologists and eye surgeons, and Kate Wagner, OD, Dr. Elmquist’s partner, and Nina Burt, OD, are highly skilled board certified optometrists.
We provide a complete range of services, including comprehensive eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions, such as presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and dry eyes, as well as refractive cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, glaucoma laser surgery, eyelid surgery, and other procedures.
About Eyelid Surgery
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.
The surgeon will place small incisions around the eyes 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 be 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 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
Eyelid Surgery Risks and Benefits
Eyelid surgery, like any other surgical procedure, has both risks and benefits. General surgical complications like swelling, infection, and bleeding may occur. However, the benefits that blepharoplasty affords, such as smoother, natural-looking eyelids that appear more alert, rejuvenated, and refreshed, are long-lasting and can be life-changing.
Those who may not be good candidates for blepharoplasty include individuals 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 blepharoplasty surgery in Cape Coral, call Elmquist Eye Group today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.