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.

Upcoming Events


February 18th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | The Villages

St. Luke’s at The Villages is proud to offer special educational events on the health issues that impact your life.

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world. Femtosecond-assisted surgery uses laser technology to provide additional precision and safety to the procedure. In this session, you’ll learn the benefits of Femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery and how it can help you. YAG laser surgery will also be discussed. The session will be presented by John Gooch, MD. The doctor will be available for questions during the one-hour session.

This complimentary event is for new patients and will be held at St. Luke’s at The Villages in Sumter Landing and a light lunch will be served. Due to limited seating, RSVPs are required. Call 352-702-4303 to reserve your seat.

Now accepting UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage.