Some cosmetic procedures aren’t exactly subtle. If you have breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, or nose surgery, your results will be very noticeable — that’s often the goal. But eyelid surgery can take years off your appearance and most people won’t have any idea you’ve had the procedure. All they’ll know is that you look younger and more energetic!

As we age everything sags. Your eyelids aren’t immune. Your upper eyelids can become hooded; your lower eyelids can droop and form bags. The result can be misperceived by others, thinking you older than you actually are and perpetually tired. This is unfortunate because for most people, the area of the face they notice first is a person’s eyes.

Blepharoplasty, the clinical term for eyelid surgery, can correct those issues and turn around the misperceptions. Dr. Turk has extensive experience with this delicate, thoroughly satisfying procedure. This is a great way to greet 2021 — with younger looking eyes.

The procedure

Blepharoplasty can involve both the upper and lower eyelids, or just one of the two. You will discuss your goals and desires in your consultation with Dr. Turk, the two of you deciding on the best surgery for you.

For the upper eyelid, excess skin is often the issue, hence the hooding effect. Dr. Turk makes the incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. He may then remove excess skin, excess fat pads around the eye, even overly developed muscle. His expertise comes into play with the amount of skin removed while still allowing normal function of the folding of the eyelid skin necessary to allow the lid to close properly.

On the lower eyelid, the procedure may lift and remove excess sagging skin, tightening underlying muscle and removing fat pouches. Dr. Turk takes special care with fat on the lower lid, usually repositioning as much as removing fat to avoid a “hollowed out” appearance. The incision on the lower lid is usually made just under the lash line, but it can be made inside the eyelid if conditions merit.

Recovery

Recovery from eyelid surgery is not difficult. If the patient utilizes the cold compress we will send home with you recovery is fast and the results thoroughly satisfying.

Tired of your tired eyes? Call Dr. Turk at Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center, (239) 348-4357 and schedule a consultation for eyelid surgery.

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