Blepharoplasty in Orlando, FL
Drooping eyelids affect men and women as they age, making them look tired and run down regardless of whether they are tired or not. Kendall Peters, MD, FACS, is an Orlando board-certified plastic surgeon who performs eyelid surgery on Orange County and Central Florida patients who want a more youthful and refreshed appearance at the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, entails tightening and removing the excess skin and tissue of the upper and lower eyelids to improve the overall appearance of the eyes. This may be done by itself or in conjunction with a facelift or brow lift. Age, sun exposure, and hereditary factors all contribute to wrinkles, puffiness, excess hanging skin, bags and deep lines around the eyes. Blepharoplasty greatly improves these unwanted physical attributes that make you look tired or aged.
Eyelid surgery is not only done for cosmetic improvement. Visual impairments from excessive overhanging upper eyelid skin can be improved with blepharoplasty. Eyelid ptosis or “droopy eyelids” can also be a significant cosmetic and functional problem which, when corrected, can result in drastic cosmetic and functional improvements.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery is performed to reveal a more youthful, energetic appearance and offers the following benefits:
- Eliminates a tired appearance
- Removes puffiness of upper and lower lids
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- Improves vision that may be impaired by sagging lids
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Incisions for upper blepharoplasty are well hidden in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty typically is performed through a well-hidden incision along the eyelash line. Sometimes lower blepharoplasty may be performed through a totally hidden incision inside the eyelid to remove excess bulging fat. This is referred to as transconjunctival blepharoplasty. Dr. Peters will evaluate you to determine the most appropriate approach for your individual needs. Eyelid surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia.
Lower Eyelid Surgery:
Upper Eyelid Surgery:
Some swelling and bruising will result after surgery. Most people can resume normal activities within seven to 10 days.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in Orlando?
The cost of eyelid surgery varies with each patient and is based on the extent of the procedure and whether it is combined with other cosmetic procedures. We can discuss costs with you during your consultation and go over payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards along with offering financing through CareCredit®. If eyelid surgery is being done to correct any issues with your vision, your health insurance plan may cover some of the cost of the procedure.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?
If your eyes droop or have excess skin around them making you look run down, or if you have issues with your vision, then eyelid surgery may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Peters for Eyelid Surgery?
Dr. Peters is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well trained in performing eyelid surgery. He is very precise with his work and works hard to maintain your ability to show expressions with your eyes and ensure they look natural and more refreshed.
Check out Dr. Peters in a patient consultation for Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery):
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For more information about eyelid surgery and how this procedure might benefit you, please contact us to schedule a consultation at our Orlando plastic surgery office. The Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Kendall Peters, MD, FACS, offers blepharoplasty for men and women who live in Orange County and Central Florida.