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.
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.