Eye Lid Surgery Cape Coral

Eye lid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes skin and adds or removes fat from the eyelids. If you live or work in Cape Coral, get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group to learn more about the possibility of achieving a smoother, younger-looking appearance.

Using state-of-the-art technology, E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, and his highly skilled associates, including Kate Wagner, OD, partner, Nina Burt, OD, and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide a full spectrum of eye care services in a comfortable and caring setting.

Eye Lid Surgery Cape CoralDr. Elmquist is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which recognizes him as one of the best ophthalmologists in Cape Coral and Fort Myers and among the top 1% of ophthalmologists in the nation.

Dr. Eccles-Brown is an experienced eye surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include LASIK, cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, and in-office procedures. She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

What is Blepharoplasty?

One of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging is the area around the eyes. A relatively minor cosmetic surgery procedure called blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and pockets of fat from the upper and lower eyelids and leave your face looking younger and more refreshed. It can improve:

  • Drooping and sagging upper eyelids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Puffiness in the lower eyelid area
  • Tired, angry or sad appearance
  • Poor vision (for those with extremely droopy 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.

Long-Lasting Results

Although Elmquist Eye Group can’t stop the aging process, most patients are very satisfied with their appearance for many years following blepharoplasty.  Upper eyelid surgery often lasts a lifetime but some patients may need it repeated. Lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be repeated.

When patients have realistic expectations about the surgery and closely follow their doctor’s instructions for recovery, blepharoplasty can be a very successful and fulfilling procedure.

Elmquist Eye Group has been listed at Angie’s List since 2008, has maintained an “A” rating, and has repeatedly earned their coveted Super Service Award. We are one of few Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry practices to perform well enough to consistently earn this Award.

If you are in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, or elsewhere in Lee County, and have questions about eye lid surgery or a different procedure, call Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment. We are qualified to provide you with the highest level of care.