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Before & After Eyelid Lift Procedures

Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat – usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery in Sarasota can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision.

However, it won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. While it can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, it will not erase evidence of your ethnic or racial heritage. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift. Some patients also opt for injectable treatments such as Botox.
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Individual results may vary. Consult with our staff in choosing the best procedure that suits your needs.

The Best Candidates for a Eyelid Lift in Sarasota County

Blepharoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Lacerna. The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 35 or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.

Planning Your Eyelid Lift Surgery

The initial consultation with Dr. Lacerna is very important. She will need your complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time and be ready to provide this information. Be sure to inform Dr. Lacerna if you have any allergies; if you’re taking any vitamins, medications (prescription or over-the-counter), or other drugs; and if you smoke. In this consultation, your surgeon or a nurse will test your vision and assess your tear production. You should also provide any relevant information from your ophthalmologist or the record of your most recent eye exam. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to bring them along.

I believe that a sense of well-being stems from feeling good, looking good, and having meaning and accomplishment in your life.

- Dr. Melinda Lacerna

Board Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Lacerna is a Fellow of the American College Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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