At Peña Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL, Dr. Manuel Peña performs one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, eyelid lift or blepharoplasty. As we age, the outer parts of the eyelid begin to droop and the skin of the upper lids begins to sag. Due to genetics and a variety of environmental factors, men and women have varying degree of excess eyelid skin and sagging. Removing this “extra” skin can dramatically improve the droopy look and refresh your facial appearance.
Another reason individuals desire eyelid surgery is that the fat layers underneath the eyes begins to migrate. Overtime this fat creates under-eye bags which gives the appearance of tiredness.
This delicate facial rejuvenation procedure targets the eye area with extreme precision and works by minimizing signs of aging in the upper lids and lower eye area.
The best way to learn if this procedure is right for your particular needs is with a personalized consultation with board-certified Naples plastic surgeon Manuel Peña, M.D.
“Dr. Peña and his team are exceptional. Their care and concern for my comfort and well-being before and after surgery was genuine and consistent. Dr. Peña met with me several times prior to define a surgical plan to ensure that my goals were realistic and that we were on the same page. Post-operative results are beyond my expectations and I am so appreciative of the time he took in pre-op consultations with me. The surgery center and the offices are state of the art and I highly recommend Dr. Peña!” - noe.way (realself® Review)Read More Reviews
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Eyelid surgery is a delicate procedure that requires intravenous anesthesia if fat is going to be removed from the lower eyelid area. Otherwise upper lids can be treated with pure local anesthesia (although often a mild sedative is prescribed). After administering anesthesia, Dr. Peña precisely makes incisions in the natural folds and creases of the eye area. Fat deposits are redistributed or removed and excess skin is removed. Muscle tissue is tightened for a firm, toned appearance. When necessary the lower lid “belt” is tightened to restore youthful appearance and shape to the eye. The incisions are closed with tiny sutures.
Targeting the areas around the eyes, eyelid surgery helps soften crow’s feet, removes dark circles and puffy skin from below the eyes, and raises the lids themselves into a more alert and attractive position. It will not raise the eyebrows however! Eyebrow position will also be addressed as needed and a brow lift may be recommended!
Eyelid Surgery Considerations
To be a good candidate for eyelid surgery you should be:
- A nonsmoker who is in generally good health
- Free of any serious eye conditions
- Able to take time to rest during a brief recovery period
- Willing to closely follow all pre and postoperative instructions
It is also important to have realistic expectations when considering eyelid surgery. During your initial consultation, Dr. Peña will listen to your concerns, discuss the benefits and limitations of eyelid surgery, and help you determine if it is the best procedure for your needs.
What Can I Expect During Recovery From Eyelid Surgery?
Prior to your eyelid procedure, Dr. Peña and his staff will discuss what you can expect during recovery. You will also be given specific recovery information to take home. Generally speaking, you can expect some mild swelling and bruising that subsides within days.* As you continue to heal, the swelling and bruising will fade, replaced by enhanced, refreshed eye contours and a dramatic reduction in drooping or sagging of the eyelids.
Some activities will be temporarily restricted; these restrictions vary among patients. Specifically, activities such as, working out and lifting will be restricted for several weeks. The most restrictive time is during the first two weeks when heavy lifting or strenuous activity can cause post-operative bleeding and more bruising.
Can I Combine Eyelid Surgery with Other Procedures?
Some patients pair the eyelid lift with other procedures including, facelift, brow lift, laser resurfacing, fat grafting, or BOTOX® for dramatic results. When you consult with Dr. Peña, he can provide you with recommendations that will help you achieve optimal results.
What Results Can You Expect From Eyelid Surgery & How Long Do They Last
An expertly performed eyelid surgery results in a natural-looking fresh and renewed facial appearance with long-lasting results.
Schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Manuel Peña today. We look forward to welcoming you to Peña Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL. Our team is excited to help you look and feel your best.
*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.