Highly skilled and trained board-certified Fleming Island plastic surgeon, Dr. William Wallace, performs eyelid surgery to Individuals who have puffy or droopy eyelids, or deep bulging bags under their eyes. Also known as Blepharoplasty, this cosmetic procedure surgically removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Often times, the procedure improves an individual’s eyesight because the excess skin no longer weighs down the eyelids. The surgery not only improves a patient’s vision, but physical attributes as well. Results provide patients with a more youthful appearance and eliminates the look of “tired” eyes.
Eyelid Surgery-Blepharoplasty Reviews
"After having some a mini face lift, upper/lower eyelids down , and a neck lift performed by DR. Wallace last August I can say I am very pleased with my results. Being patient and waiting for all of the swelling/ bruising to go down is key . He entire staff are very friendly , laid back , and make you feel comfortable. After having the nips/ tucks that I did, there is always upkeep and maintenance! I have been seeing Amanda for all of my skin care upstairs at their Pura Vida Spa .. As an adult I have always suffered from acne on my chin area and dry skin because of the harsh creams . I have had 2 IPL treatments with Amanda , and feel like layers of my life have been removed and all the the reoccurring acne is gone !! Also my skin texture is so soft and even has a glow ! She encouraged me to purchase the few products I needed for my skin , and nothing unnecessary or overly priced . Can’t wait to see her again for another treatment ,as well as a unwanted tattoo she is going to tackle for me ! The entire staff at PuraVida Spa are welcoming, warm , and friendly !"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2018
"I have seen Amanda at (PuraVida Spa) for my skin care following a mini face lift , upper /lower eye lids , and a neck lift , that was performed by Dr. Wallace at Fleming Island Plastic Surgery last August . Amanda is very experienced in skin care and knew exactly what would work for my skin , and she was right ! I have always suffered from acne as an adult around the chin area and with the treatment plan she chose for me my skin is clear , smooth , acne free! She never tried to push any “fancy or unnecessary “ products just what I needed . After having the procedures I did on my face maintenance is a must .. just like an oil change in your car ! Can’t wait to see Amanda next month for another IPL treatment .... All of the staff at FIPS and PuraVida are friendly , laid back , and always make you feel comfortable ."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Sep 25, 2018
Upper Eyelid Surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made within the natural fold of the lid and extended outward. The incision will go out as wide as possible so that additional skin folds on the outside of the upper eye can also be addressed. Once the incision is made, excess skin, tissue and, in some cases, a small portion of the orbicularis occuli muscle are removed. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures and the scar remains almost completely hidden because of where it resides in the natural crease.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
During lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the bottom of the lash line. This allows the surgeon to remove excess fat and tissue. In patients who have puffy lower eyelids but good skin tone, an approach known as a transconjunctival blepharoplasty can be performed. This technique puts the incision inside the lower eyelid rather than outside. Patients who have dark circles under their eyes will sometimes have a deficiency of fat in these areas. Injectables can be used to help fill these soft-tissue deficiencies and can improve the appearance of these circles.
Eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. It generally takes up to 2 hours for both the upper and lower eyelids to be addressed. Following surgery, the area around the eyes will be bruised and swollen. Patients should apply ice packs, keep their heads elevated, and apply medicated eye ointment for a few days. Patients comment on the fact that friends and family tell them they look great, but often can’t put a finger on what is different. These subtle, yet dramatic results restore a softer, more youthful appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,800 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 6-12 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
Eyelid Surgery FAQs
After surgery, scarring will not be visible because of where the incisions are placed. In the upper eyelid, the incision follows the natural crease of the eye. The lower eyelid incision will run just under the eyelashes or inside the eyelid. Scarring will be inconspicuous.
Eyelid surgery will reduce puffy bags and excess skin and may help contribute to some minimization of crow’s feet. However, to truly treat crow’s feet, one will need a different approach. Neuromodulator injections like BOTOX® or Xeomin and procedures such as a browlift, are better options to help eliminate crow’s feet.
Irritation After Surgery?
Some patients will experience dryness and minimal irritation following surgery. If these occur, we can recommend ointments and eye drops to assist during the healing phase. Patients should protect their eyes against wind and sun irritation for the first several months by wearing dark sunglasses.
If anything, eyelid surgery actually helps improve the vision for many patients. Not only does it restore a fresh, younger look from a cosmetic standpoint, it eliminates the excess skin that may have been impairing vision. It is important to select a skilled surgeon who has expertise with eyelid surgery. We take great care during this surgery so that the eyes themselves are left untouched and unharmed.