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Eyelid Surgery: Not Just Cosmetic!

Eyelid surgery, also known as an eye lift or blepharoplasty, reduces overhanging skin from the upper eyelids and also reduces bagginess from lower eyelids. This is usually done for cosmetic reasons, but can also be an effective way to improve sight. This may be for clients who have excess skin on their eyelids, which gets in the way of their vision and peripheral sight. Gardner Plastic Surgery in Naples, Florida can help you achieve a smoother, more youthful-looking eye area.

When Should I Consider Eyelid Surgery?

As skin ages, it slowly loses elasticity. Lacking elasticity combined with the natural pull in gravity can cause extra skin to droop on the upper and lower eyelids. This excess skin on lower eyelids can cause wrinkles and bulges to appear, making a person look older than they may be. Upper eyelids can experience an extra bit of skin that hangs over the eyelashes and can give the appearance of tiredness. One thing to keep in mind if you are considering getting eyelid surgery is that the surgery will not remove dark circles, crow’s feet, or wrinkles on the face.

What Is the Eyelid Surgery Process?

Eyelid surgery can enhance a tired and aging appearance and help boost self-confidence. Additional procedures may need to be done in order to achieve an entirely new look. Injections and facials can improve on wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other appearance issues, but eyelid surgery can do a wonderful job on opening up the eyes and revealing a more energized-looking face. Once eyelid surgery is performed, the results can last up to seven years depending on the procedure.

Eyelid surgery may take up to two hours if both upper and lower eyelids are being worked on. For the upper lids, Dr. Garner at Gardner Plastic Surgery will cut along the natural folds of your eyelids. Excess skin, fat, and muscle will be removed from this incision. Tiny stitches will seal the procedure and remain for approximately one week.

What Happens After Eyelid Surgery?

It is normal to experience swelling and some light bruising, but the eyelids should look rested and normal within a few weeks. If you have any questions about eyelid surgery or are considering having the procedure done, give Gardner Plastic Surgery in Naples, Florida a call at (239) 566-2611 or visit our website https://www.gardnerplasticsurgery.com.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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