The clinical name for eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty, an outpatient surgical procedure in which excess skin is removed from the eyelid. With age, the eyelids can stretch and the muscles supporting them can weaken. As a result, the eyelids may sag. The removal of the excess tissue generally allows the eye to open to a greater degree, in many cases restoring previously blocked vision. Blepharoplasty can also make your eyes appear more alert and even younger.
Your surgery will take about 1–2 hours under intravenous sedation and a local anesthetic. The incision made by Dr. Villanustre is small and located at the natural fold of your eyelid, which helps to hide any scarring.
Nicolas Villanustre, MD, is passionate about learning your goals and developing a customized treatment plan that takes into account your health, and personal priorities.
Please call us to learn more about eyelid surgery options. The eye care experts at St. Luke’s are here to help.
To find out if this procedure is right for you, call 727.210.8899 today and schedule your consultation with Nicolas Villanustre, MD.