Eyelid Surgery

Beauty by Brueck

Robert J. Brueck, M.D.

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Fort Myers, FL & Cape Coral, FL

Eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, can restore proper aesthetics and function in sagging, drooping eyelids. At Beauty by Brueck in Fort Myers, Florida, Dr. Robert Brueck is highly sought after for his skill and experience in eyelid surgery. The procedure is impressive, and has the ability to not only change the way you see the world, but also how the world sees you. To find out more, book a consultation with Dr. Brueck today, either online or by phone.

Eyelid Surgery Q & A

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance or function of your eyelids. Every part of your body goes through changes as you age, but the delicate skin on your eyelids is especially susceptible to the aging process.

Over time, your eyelid skin loses a significant amount of elasticity. Every time you blink, perform facial expressions, or rub your eyes you’re putting pressure on that thin layer of skin. Gravity also takes a toll. The end result can be eyelids that droop, sag, or bulge.

Blepharoplasty addresses those issues, restoring your eyelid shape and reducing sagging or drooping. Eyelid surgery can also address these conditions:

  • Bags under your eyes
  • Drooping in your lower eyelids that reveal too much white in your eyes
  • Fatty deposits that make your eyes appear puffy
  • Folds in your upper eyelid that impair vision

If you have questions about whether eyelid surgery is right for you, a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Brueck can provide answers.

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Most men and women who choose to have blepharoplasty are older than 35, but if eyelid irregularities run in your family you might opt to have the procedure at a younger age. It’s also important to have realistic expectations.

Blepharoplasty almost always improves the appearance of your eyelids, but there is a relatively small amount of skin to work with, and the outcome isn’t likely to restore your eyelids to the way they looked in your young adulthood.

If you’re in good overall health, don’t smoke, and go into the procedure with realistic expectations, eyelid surgery can be a great fit for you.

What happens during eyelid surgery?

Once you’re comfortable, an IV is put into place and sedation medications help you relax and stay comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Brueck marks the treatment area before making precise incisions along the existing lines of your eyelids.

Once he’s gained access he carefully separates the tissue from your outer layer of skin, removing the tissues that are creating sagging, bulging, or other shape irregularities. Skin, fat, or even muscle might be removed, depending on your specific needs.

Once the proper amount of tissue is removed, Dr. Brueck closes the incisions using incredibly small stitches. In most cases, the incision lines are in the natural crease of your upper eyelid.

If you’re having surgery on your lower lids, the incisions may be done from the inside of the lid, or through the eyelid margin. Both of these approaches create even less noticeable scarring.

If you’re ready to explore the possibilities afforded through eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brueck today, either online or by phone.