Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery

The premise of cosmetic surgery is to enhance an aspect
of your appearance towards an aesthetic ideal. In my mind,
the most exciting of the available procedures are those
that rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes. But how do you
know if you need eyelid surgery? Gaze into the mirror. What do
you see? Captivating, laser sharp eyes? Or, do you see tired,
droopy eyes that certainly look older than you feel? The sad thing is that these eyes also make the rest of you look disproportionately tired.

Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) improves the appearance-and
occasionally function-by removing excess fat and sagging
skin from around the eyes. The procedure is usually performed
with a combination of local and twilight anesthesia. The eyelid
crease is lifted in the upper eyelid by removing an ellipse of skin
and excess fat from above. The result removes the overhanging
skin while restoring the graceful skin-fold above the lash line.

There are two approaches for treating the lower eyelid. The most
commonly used technique for younger patients is to remove only
the excess fat from behind the eyelid, leaving no visible scars.
Men, in particular, appreciate this. An alternative approach is
used when there is both excess skin and fat. In this procedure,
the incision is placed just below the lower eyelashes and the
excess skin is removed to tighten the lower eyelid.

The results are often dramatic. Tired eyes are transformed after
surgery into brighter, wider and more refreshed looking eyes. These
remarkable changes result from a shorter procedure under local anesthesia with a rapid recovery.

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About Dr. Kim

Dr. Michael K. Kim offers a full-range of cosmetic surgery procedures. If you are seeking a more youthful face or shapely figure, the solution to a problem area or method to help beautify and rejuvenate your skin, our practice can make your dreams a reality!

Dr. Kim is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

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Associates in Cosmetic Surgery

3700 Central Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33901

tel. 239-939-5233

fax. 239-939-9225

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