Orlando Eyelid Surgery (also known as Blepharoplasty)


Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

Eyelid surgery helps to rejuvenate the droopy and sagging eyelids. Eye bags, as they are often called, give an impression of fatigue and age. By removing the fatty tissue and skin that creates them, our doctors are able to give a more rested, youthful appearance. In extreme cases, drooping eyelids may also block peripheral vision, making blepharoplasty important for safety.


For the most part this surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons. It can enhance your appearance and help build your confidence. However, it may not result in your ideal look or alter your facial structure. An eye lift will not eliminate dark circles under the eyes, crow's feet, or other facial wrinkles. Before you decide to have surgery, think about your goals and discuss them with one of our doctors.


The doctors at Vanitas operates on patients through incisions in the creases of the eyelids in order to hide visible signs of surgery. The doctor trims away extra skin, removes fatty tissue that tends to build up in the lower eyelid, and repositions the muscles to produce a tighter, smoother appearance before closing incisions to complete the blepharoplasty procedure.


Immediately after eyelid surgery, eyelid patients should be prepared for some swelling and soreness. Many people experience excessive tear production and temporary blurred vision, and some also report an increased sensitivity to light. Recovering patients will need to wear sunglasses to protect the eyes and use eye drops and a specially prescribed lotion to keep the eyes and incisions lubricated.


The stitches will be removed in a very short period of time after surgery and patients can return to work. Bruising and swelling fade steadily over the following weeks.


Lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be repeated. Of course, your eyes will still age after the procedure. If your lids sag again, a forehead lift rather than another eye lift is often the proper procedure.