Eye Lid Surgery

Eye lid surgery is also called “blepharoplasty.” The doctors at Elmquist Eye Group can perform the procedure to remove excess skin, muscle and sometimes fat from the upper or lower eyelids to restore a fresher, more youthful look to your face.

Elmquist Eye Group has been serving everyone from children to seniors in Cape Coral and Fort Myers for more than two decades, E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, his partner Kate Wagner, OD, and his associates Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, and Nina Burt, OD, offer wide-ranging expertise in the most up-to-date eyecare treatments.

Eye Lid Surgery 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.

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.

Eyelids and Aging

Eyes and the thin skin around them are very susceptible to the effects of aging and gravity. Each time we smile or frown, the movements create fine lines and wrinkles above and below the eyes as time goes on. Under-eye bags are caused by a combination of loose skin and pockets of fat that push through the lower eye muscle, creating a pocket of fat or a “bag.” These are just a few of the things that make us look tired, angry or sad.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery can help patients achieve smoother, natural-looking eyelids that appear more alert, rejuvenated, and refreshed. This is accomplished by removing loose, sagging skin or fat deposits in the upper or lower eyelids.

Blepharoplasty addresses issues such as:

  • Sagging upper eyelid skin
  • Puffiness or bags above or below the eyes
  • Drooping eyelid skin
  • Eyelids sagging into your field of vision
  • Excess eyelid fatty deposits
  • Excess skin and fine lines of the lower eyelid

Although the benefits of the eyelid surgery are unique to each patient, the benefits include a refreshed, rejuvenated eye appearance, vision that is unobscured by sagging eyelid skin, and an overall more alert and awake appearance.

Long-Term Results of Eyelid Surgery

Although we can’t stop the aging process, most patients are happy with their appearance for many years following blepharoplasty.  The results of eyelid surgery last quite a long time. In fact, many people will only need one eyelid procedure in their lifetime.

If you think eye lid surgery is in your future, Elmquist Eye Group can help. Get in touch with us at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment and find out if you would be a good candidate for blepharoplasty.