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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Naples Plastic Surgery

With a combination of extensive experience and world-renowned training, Naples, Florida-based Gardner Plastic Surgery has established a stellar reputation cosmetic eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is an advanced plastic surgery procedure that treats sagging skin around the upper and lower eyelid areas, as well as prominent under-eye bags, sinking eyelids or ptosis (drooping eyelids). Our surgeons refine the surgery with an artistic touch and high level of finesse with the aim of achieving beautiful results following a blepharoplasty, that gives our patients a more youthful, rested, and dramatically rejuvenated appearance.
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I commonly get asked about the appearance of looking sad or angry or tired and a lot of that has to do with the normal aging process around the eyes. So, what we generally offer for these patients is eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty. During a blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, both the upper and the lower eyelids can be addressed to remove excess skin and even some excess fat in order to give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. If you think you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, come see us in consultation.

Blepharoplasty in Naples

Sagging skin around the eyelid area can cause patients to constantly look fatigued, despite being well rested. In many instances, aesthetic eye conditions are genetic, such as ptosis, under-eye circles or drooping eyelids. Because these conditions are caused by laxity in the skin, few topical treatments can affect them, causing many patients to elect eyelid surgery.
Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leo M. Baccaro begin all eyelid surgery procedures by meeting with the patient personally in a one-on-one consultation to discuss al aesthetic concerns or goals they may have. Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccaro will then use this information to tailor a treatment plan that will specifically meet all of the patient's unique needs. Your surgeon may suggest the procedure be done in their office under oral sedation, or, if the surgery is more extensive, in their state-of-the-art surgical suite, which is endorsed by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).
The procedure begins with a small incision along the crease of the upper eyelid and/or along the eyelash line of the lower lid. Then, your surgeon will remove excess fat, muscle, and skin in order to tighten up the sagging skin and achieve a smoother, more refreshed appearance. He may also strengthen muscle tone in patients who suffer from ptosis, or droopy eyelids, to treat obstructed vision.

Recovering from Eyelid Surgery

Following eyelid surgery, which is performed on an outpatient basis, your surgeon will apply bandages and lubrication to the eyes and give the patient and their caregiver a detailed list of instructions to ensure a healthy recovery. Patients are encouraged to regularly apply eye drops and cold compresses as well as elevate their heads in order to alleviate swelling and promote healing. Patients are also advised to limit sun exposure, and should wear sunglasses and sunblock whenever they come into contact with sunlight.
Blepharoplasty is a complicated elective surgical procedure that can develop complications. Gardner Plastic Surgery has a long-held track record in performing successful cosmetic eyelid surgeries, making our office one of the most sought-after eyelid surgery practices in the Naples, Florida area.

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Health is the highest priority of Gardner Plastic Surgery, so our surgeons work with great care when performing eyelid surgery to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the eyelids. Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro take pride in helping their patients begin the journey toward their aesthetic goals and strive to help their patients obtain the beautiful results they seek.

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The surgical team at Gardner Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro are both highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.
At their state-of-the-art surgical suite in Naples, our plastic surgeons use their many talents, and personalized compassionate approach, to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

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At Gardner 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 Gardner 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, rhinoplasty, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuctions, 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.
The plastic surgery process at Gardner 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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