Florida’s Leading Choice in Eyelid Surgery
Aging can affect your eyes in a number of ways, but it can also affect the skin around your eyes, like your eyelids and eyebrows. Issues like drooping, bagginess, skin folds, and excess can affect your appearance, your vision, and eye comfort.
With eyelid surgery, we can help you achieve a wider field of vision, better peripheral sight, and address certain skin concerns.
Find out how you can achieve visual clarity and confidence. Simply contact our team to book an appointment today.
Why Have Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is a fantastic way to improve your sight and manage cosmetic concerns related to aging.
As you grow older, skin and muscles around the eye can stretch and weaken, causing them to sag, droop, protrude, or retract. As a result, it can cause several eyelid problems that could impair your vision or cause general eye discomfort.
Our surgical processes can help correct these problems, bringing you a more youthful appearance, better sight, and comfortable eyes.
Problems Affecting Your Eyelids
Determining which issue you’re experiencing is the first step in finding the right surgical solution for you.
Learn more about some of the most common eyelid and eyebrow issues by clicking the toggles. If you’re unsure which issue may be affecting your eyes, give us a call.
Dermatochalasis (Excess Skin)
Dermatochalasis refers to excess skin around the upper and lower areas of the eyelid. This condition can make your eyelids appear baggy or tired, and it can progress over time as gravity and aging cause the skin to lose elasticity.
Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)
Ptosis occurs when one or both of your eyelids droop over time. In some cases, ptosis may only affect the cosmetic appearance of your eyelid. Still, it could progress over time and cover your pupil, leading to vision problems. Ptosis can also develop in your eyebrow.
Ectropion (Protruding Lower Lid)
Ectropion is a condition that occurs when your lower eyelid begins to protrude outwards. This condition can leave your eye and lower eyelid exposed to the elements, and your tears may have difficulty draining.
As a result, ectropion can cause irritation, light sensitivity, and dryness.
Entropion (Retracting Lower Lid)
Entropion is an eye condition that occurs when the lower eyelid starts to turn inward. As it progresses, your skin and lower eyelashes can rub against your eye’s surface, causing irritation, redness, and pain.
Festoons (Skin Folds)
Festoons develop around your lower eyelid, just above your upper cheeks. Festoons can cause this area of skin to look tired and worn.
Our approach to eye care is about so much more than managing your eye health and supporting your vision—it’s about helping you live with confidence.
We design our surgical options to complement both your vision and appearance. With the help of our experienced and Board-certified surgeons, we can get you back to seeing and feeling the way you deserve.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure we may recommend to remove excess skin causing droopiness, sagginess, eye bags, and hanging or retracting lower eyelids.
Under local anesthetic, your surgeon will make an incision along the natural folds of your eyelids. These incisions will help your surgeon remove excess skin and fat, as well as tighten muscles around the area. Blepharoplasty can also be performed on your lower eyelids.
Recovery can take a few days to a few weeks.
Direct Brow Lift
We may recommend a direct brow lift procedure if you have issues affecting the skin around your eyebrows, like eyebrow ptosis.
During a direct brow lift procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions in your eyebrow area, allowing them to gently lift them back in their original position. The surgery can help rejuvenate the look of your skin around your eyes, reducing wrinkles and softening your appearance. Direct eyebrow lifts can also treat vision problems related to drooping eyebrows.
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“I noticed I had a problem seeing years ago and finally decided to do something about it. I thought I was going to need surgery on both my eyebrows and eyelids, but Dr. Terpstra recommended just the brows! She did such a great job explaining things and Lake Eye helped get my insurance taken care of. The healing process has gone very well and I can see so much better!”
James Malone, Eyebrow Surgery & Optical
“Been coming here 18 years … highly recommend!”
Bob Knorr, General Eye Care & Cataract Surgery
“I chose to have LASIK done after wearing glasses and contacts for 20 years. I love waking up being able to see immediately instead of fumbling for my glasses or stumbling into the bathroom to put in my contacts. The entire procedure was a breeze—Dr. Gutti and his team are knowledgeable and friendly. I wish I had done it sooner!”