Blepharoplasty Surgery Near Me
If your eyelids are drooping enough to interfere with vision while reading or watching television, you may need a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty to repair the droop. Eyelid droop is a condition that can affect people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. In fact, you may have friends who have had the procedure, so you might be wondering, “Is blepharoplasty surgery performed near me?” You are in luck – the experienced physicians at Elmquist Eye Group can diagnose your condition and perform the surgical repair.
What is Blepharoplasty?
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 Surgery & Recovery
During the blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Rodriguez 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.
Most patients have minimal discomfort after blepharoplasty. There may be minimal swelling and/or bruising that lasts for 7 to 10 days. While you can resume your normal routine within a few days, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities for about two weeks.
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 There Any Risks?
Any surgical procedure involves some level of risk, but the risks associated with eyelid surgery are very low. The most common risk is that patients experience dry eye. There is a risk of developing a hematoma; this occurs when blood collects under the surgical area and causes swelling or bruising. A scratched cornea is also a risk, albeit a very low probability.
Blepharoplasty Surgery Near You
If you have been experiencing eyelid issues, and have been wondering, “Is there blepharoplasty surgery near me?”, come to Elmquist Eye Group. We have three convenient locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Shell Point. We will perform a thorough exam and answer all your questions. We want to provide the best possible blepharoplasty experience for you, so if you have droopy eyelids, don’t wait. Call us today at (239) 936-2020 to make an appointment to explore your options.