Eyelid Surgery St. Petersburg FL

Eyelid Surgery Available for Residents of St. Petersburg, FL

Residents of St. Petersburg, Florida, who have droopy eyelids that obstruct their peripheral vision may be good candidates for eyelid surgery at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute. Technically called blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a safe, outpatient procedure that removes excess skin and fatty deposits from the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, to restore your field of vision and give you a younger, more vibrant appearance.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Healthy people with no medical conditions that can impair healing are good candidates for blepharoplasty. This procedure may be right for you if you have:

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Sagging skin that creates upper eyelid folds
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Droopy lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris

Recovery From Eyelid Surgery

Your stitches will be removed after about a week, with the swelling subsiding after about 10 days. Your doctor will likely advise you to limit the amount of time you watch television or use a computer and to always wear sunglasses outside. During the healing process, you should also sleep on your back with your head elevated. After about two weeks, you should be able to resume your normal activities. At around six weeks, you can expect to see the full results of your surgery.

Personalized Vision Care

If you would like to be evaluated for eyelid surgery at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute, contact us to schedule an appointment. We have been serving residents of St. Petersburg, FL, since 1961 and are known throughout the Tampa Bay area for warm, personalized vision care that sets a higher standard.