Blepharoplasty in Fort Myers
Do you want to get an eyelid lift in Fort Myers? Loose skin around the eyes or “heavy eyelids” can make you look older than you feel. Results of aging on the eyelids include:
- Excess skin causing hooded eyelids.
- Bulging excess fat.
- A tired or angry appearance.
These concerns can often be addressed with upper and lower blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the skin around the eyes to makes patients look more alert and youthful.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
If you have hooded or droopy eyelids, an upper blepharoplasty procedure can remove the excess skin and fat to restore a youthful lid crease. Removing this hanging skin can open up the eyes to create a rested, energetic look. Upper eyelid surgery is performed in the office under local anesthesia or in the outpatient surgical center under IV sedation anesthesia. Blepharoplasty scars are hidden in the natural crease of the upper lid.
If you have bags under your eyes or unwanted shadowing, a lower blepharoplasty can tighten the lax skin and create a more youthful appearance. Dr. Stevens performs all of the different forms of lower eyelid surgery, so he will tailor his recommendations to each patients’ needs and facial features. Lower blepharoplasty is executed without distorting the lower lid itself.
Blepharoplasty Recovery Time
Recovery after eyelid surgery is relatively quick. Most patients can return to work or normal activities within 3-7 days. Minor swelling and bruising should be expected immediately following the procedure, which is typically resolved within 10 days to two weeks.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
The cost of eyelid surgery in Fort Myers will depend on a number of factors including the extent of the procedure, the experience of the surgeon, and various hospital costs such as facility and anesthesia fees. On average, blepharoplasty cost ranges from $2,000 to $6,000. Typically, eyelid surgery is not covered by insurance unless hooded eyelids are obstructing the patient’s field of vision. For a personalized price estimate, set up a free consultation with Dr. Douglas Stevens to discuss your aesthetic goals for the procedure.
Learn More About Blepharoplasty with Dr. Stevens
If you wanted to learn more about fixing droopy eyelids or removing the bags under your eyes, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Stevens at the Stevens Facial Plastic and Laser Center in Fort Myers, Florida. If you would like to view eyelid surgery results from previous patients, visit the blepharoplasty before and after photo gallery.