Eyelid Surgery

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Drooping upper or lower eyelids can lead to a host of problems including diminished field of vision, the need to raise the brows, and an overall “heavy” or “tired” feeling of the eyes. Plastic surgeon Nicolas Villanustre, MD, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated facial and eyelid surgery specialists.

What is eyelid surgery?

The clinical name for eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty, an outpatient surgical procedure in which excess skin is removed from the eyelid. With age, the eyelids can stretch and the muscles supporting them can weaken. As a result, the eyelids may sag. The removal of the excess tissue allows the eye to open to a greater degree, in many cases restoring previously blocked vision. Blepharoplasty also often makes your eyes appear more alert and even younger.


Your surgery will take about 1–2 hours under intravenous sedation and a local anesthetic. The incision made by Dr. Villanustre is small and located at the natural fold of your eyelid, which helps to hide any scarring.

Nicolas Villanustre, MD, is passionate about learning your goals and developing a customized treatment plan that takes into account your  health, and personal priorities.

Please call us to learn more about eyelid surgery options. The eye care experts at St. Luke’s are here to help.