Eyelid Surgery Questions

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgery performed at the Naples, Florida cosmetic surgery practice of Naples plastic surgeon, Dr. Manuel Peña. The goal of blepharoplasty is the precise reduction of the signs of aging around the eye area.

How is eyelid surgery performed?

Applying his years of surgical training and skill, Dr. Peña delicately removes excess fat, skin and muscle from upper and lower eyelids, creating a refined, refreshed appearance to the eyes. Specifically, the procedure requires anesthesia, incisions around the eye area, and the redistribution or removal of unwanted fat deposits and excess skin, along with tightening of muscle tissue.

Can I combine eyelid surgery with other procedures?

Some patients pair the eyelid lift with other procedures, such as a facialplasty, forehead lift, laser resurfacing, or BOTOX® for dramatic results. When you consult with Dr. Peña, be sure to ask about combination surgeries that may be right for you.

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 information to take home.

Generally speaking, you can expect some mild swelling and bruising that subsides within days. Some activities will be temporarily restricted; these restrictions vary among patients. 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.

Is Dr. Peña the right choice for me?

Dr. Peña combines skill and artistry with a comprehensive examination, taking into consideration your physical and emotional health and the goals you hope to achieve. Careful evaluation of your anatomy using your old photographs is done to restore your eyes to their youthful appearance.

Possible outcomes for your procedures are explored thoroughly using sophisticated technology including computer animation using your images and altering them to visualize the expected results. Because Dr. Peña has performed hundreds of surgeries for men and women since 1990, he believes strongly in total patient satisfaction, accomplished through communication, education and careful execution of the treatment plan, for the happiest of outcomes.

If you are considering facial plastic surgery including eyelid surgery and you live in the Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Estero, Florida areas, pleasecontact plastic surgeon Dr. Peña today to schedule your blepharoplasty consultation.