Dr. Mark Prysi is one of Southwest Florida’s leading eyelid surgeons serving patients from his Naples, Florida office. Eyelid surgery (clinically known as blepharoplasty) is a delicate procedure that must be performed by a talented and knowledgeable surgeon. Dr. Prysi has helped many patients look more rested and youthful through eyelid surgery.
He is well-known throughout South Florida and beyond for his conservative, yet effective approach to eyelid surgery and other types of facial rejuvenation, including facelift surgery. Years of plastic surgery experience have enabled him to provide excellent care to his patients. If you find your expression to be unintentionally angry or tired, consider rejuvenating eyelid surgery.
Who is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Dr. Prysi is extensively experienced in both upper and lower eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery can give you a more youthful and well rested appearance while also potentially improving your vision. You may be a candidate for eyelid surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- Excess skin that may obscure the natural fold of your upper eyelid
- loose skin that hangs off your upper eyelids (sometimes impairing vision).
- Puffy or droopy lower eyelids, bags and dark circles underneath your eyes can be eliminated with lower eyelid surgery.
During the initial consultation, it will be very important to discuss your aesthetic goals. Dr. Prysi will evaluate you for eyelid surgery and explain what a blepharoplasty could do for you. Once he knows your goals, he may recommend additional procedures to improve the result. For best results, be prepared to discuss your complete medical history. This will include information about any previous surgeries, medical conditions, allergies, and medications. This is important for the purpose of preventing complications and ensuring the best possible outcome. It is a great idea to bring photos of yourself at an earlier age; they may serve as a good point of reference for creating the look of a younger you.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes several hours. Dr. Prysi will ensure that you are given anesthesia to prevent any pain or discomfort during surgery. If he is performing upper eyelid surgery, he makes an incision in the natural fold of your upper eyelid. Through the incision, he removes excess fatty tissue, repositions fat deposits and tightens your muscles and tissue. Any excess skin is removed. Finally, Dr. Prysi closes the incisions with sutures.
During lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Prysi makes an incision just below the lash line. Then, he removes excess skin, muscle and fat, or redistributes fat to treat puffy bags or bulges. If muscle laxity is a problem, Dr. Prysi addresses that. In some cases, Dr. Prysi makes the incision inside your lower eyelid, but this technique cannot be used to remove excess skin. When he is finished with his surgical alterations, Dr. Prysi closes the incisions with sutures.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery
Your eyelids may feel swollen, bruised or mildly irritated after surgery, but Dr. Prysi will give you comprehensive instructions for follow-up care. He will instruct you how to take care of your eyes and advise which medications to apply to the area or take orally during your recovery.
For the most comfortable recovery, you can do the following things:
- Keep ice packs or other cool compresses available for reducing swelling and pain.
- Clean washcloths and towels to keep the surgical area clean.
- Use over the counter pain-killers such as acetaminophen but avoid medicines such as Advil, Motrin, naproxen, Aleve and aspirin because they increase your risk of bleeding.
- Limit activities for the recommended period.
After surgery, Dr. Prysi will meet with you periodically in his Naples, FL office to ensure it is healing correctly. If you have questions at any time during the healing process, Dr. Prysi is only a phone call away.
Learn More about Eyelid Surgery
Are you unhappy with the way your upper or lower eyelids look? Contact award-winning surgeon Mark Prysi and his Naples plastic surgery team at 239-643-3223 for more information about eyelid surgery. Dr. Prysi’s office serves patients in the Southwest Florida area and is ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.