Blepharoplasty Surgery Fort Myers
Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery. If you are unhappy with excess skin on the lids and bags under your eyes, the doctors at Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers can help restore a fresher, more youthful look to your face.
Patients in Fort Myers and Cape Coral have been visiting Elmquist Eye Group for 25 years for the highest quality eye care, including cataract evaluations and surgery, glaucoma evaluation and treatment, dry eye evaluation and treatment, and other eye conditions and diseases that affect everyone from children to seniors.
Our skilled team includes E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, a board certified ophthalmologist and fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who has been selected for five consecutive years as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Dr. Elmquist’s partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and his associate, Nina Burt, OD, are board certified optometrists who provide comprehensive eye care services. And the newest member of the team is Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, who is a board certified ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
As we age, excess skin on our eyelids tends to droop, making us look older. Fat may also form underneath the eye (“bags”), causing us to look older or tired. These changes are part of the normal aging process, which causes our skin to lose its elasticity. Aging cannot be prevented, but the negative effects can be drastically improved with blepharoplasty.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the eyes. This is achieved through removal of excess skin and/or fat from the eyelids. The procedure may also enhance vision in individuals who have excess upper eyelid skin that sags downward and partially obstructs their peripheral vision.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both. The procedure 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 drooping eyebrows.
Using a small incision, your surgeon will remove excess skin and fat and reshape the eyelid. The incision is placed in the natural crease (fold) of the eyelid and sutured carefully to hide any scarring and produce the most natural results.
After surgery, most people experience some mild swelling, bruising and redness for seven to 10 days. You may also have some light sensitivity, double vision or watery eyes. After you heal, however, you will look like yourself, but younger and more alert.
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are men and women with healthy muscles and facial tissue and who have realistic expectations from surgery. Most patients who have the procedure are over 35 years of age, but if your droopy eyelids are hereditary, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.
To find out if blepharoplasty surgery is right for you, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers or Cape Coral. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to find out more about our services.