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.

Treatment

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.

Upcoming Events

LUNCH & LEARN: CATARACT SURGERY YOUR LOOK INTO THE OPERATING ROOM & BEYOND – PRESENTED BY JEFFREY WIPFLI, MD, CATARACT SURGEON & DR. CRYSTAL HOFFERT, OPTOMETRIST

March 27th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

Ever wondered what having cataract surgery might be like? This event will walk you through the testing and evaluation, the pre-operative care, the surgery, and the post-operative checkup! You’ll get to see the surgeon as he removes the cataract and replaces it with an intraocular lens in our surgical suite. You’ll see the experience from behind the scenes and you can ask questions along the way. A light lunch will be served at this free event.
 
Jeffrey Wipfli, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in advanced cataract surgery. As one of the most experienced eye surgeons in his field, Dr. Wipfli can advise patients on the full range of surgical and lens options available to best address their needs and accomplish their vision goals. Dr. Crystal Hoffert is a highly experienced optometrist. She specializes in medical optometric care.
 
Complete the RSVP form on this page or call 727-475-2222 to reserve your seat.