Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa

Fort Myers Office

13470 Parker Commons Boulevard #101
Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 415-7576

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bonita Springs Office

23451 Walden Center Drive #400
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
(239) 415-7576

Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Naples Office

1009 Crosspointe Drive #1
Naples, FL 34110
(239) 415-7576

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Eyelid Surgery

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

The eyelids are often the first parts of the face to show signs of aging. The thin, delicate skin around the eyes stretches and wrinkles faster than other areas of the face, creating a tired or worn-out appearance. Loose skin, protruding fat deposits, and deepening crow’s feet can also exacerbate this effect, making you look older than you feel. In severe cases, your eyesight may even be affected. Blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery, at our Naples-Fort Myers, FL practice eases these concerns for a natural-looking result that makes you look fresh and alert.

See for Yourself



This woman, age 58, is shown before and after upper and lower eyelid surgery with Dr. Flaharty, along with dermal filler treatments in her lower lids performed by Britten. Browse our photo gallery of before-and-after pictures showing real eyelid surgery patients and the excellent results Dr. Flaharty achieves.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

At Azul, eyelid surgery only requires local anesthesia and light, intravenous sedation for maximum safety and patient comfort. During surgery, Dr. Flaharty trims and tightens excess skin around the eyelids, sculpts or removes fat deposits when necessary, and fills hollows, such as those under the eyes. This results in a complete rejuvenation of the eyelids and the surrounding tissues. Eyelid surgery may be performed as an isolated procedure or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures including brow lift and face and neck lift. This comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation, which we call “harmonious facial rejuvenation,” typically yields superior and long-lasting results by rejuvenating the entire face in a single session.

Upper vs. Lower Lids

Dr. Flaharty can perform eyelid surgery on the upper lids, lower lids, or both at the same time. Lower blepharoplasty can remedy dark circles, bags, puffiness, and sagging, while upper blepharoplasty can treat skin laxity, fat deposits, and more. During your consultation, Dr. Flaharty will help you decide which option is a good choice for you.

Recovery from Eyelid Surgery

As with any facial surgery, the recovery following blepharoplasty can include some swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort. Regular cold compresses may be recommended to help reduce these effects for the first few days following surgery. Minor eye irritation, dryness, itching or burning may also occur during the initial healing process, but these effects are temporary. Dr. Flaharty removes sutures 1 week after surgery, and most visible bruising and swelling resolve themselves within 2 weeks.

Patients may resume the use of eye makeup and contact lenses after 1 week. Light activity, such as walking, is permissible after 2 days, but patients are advised to postpone strenuous activities for at least 2 weeks. Most patients are able to return to work in 1 week but may return as soon as they feel comfortable.

Results of Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery is a safe, effective method for rejuvenating the eyelids. When you meet with Dr. Flaharty for a blepharoplasty consultation, he evaluates your face as a whole to help you decide which procedures may provide you with the most favorable outcome. Because Dr. Flaharty aims for a harmonious, natural-looking result, he may suggest additional or alternative procedures to ensure the longest lasting results. Other treatments, such as facial fillers and micropeels may be added to eyelid surgery to further enhance the cosmetic result.

See the results for yourself with our real patient before-and-after photos.

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How Long Will My Results Last?

You can enjoy your enhanced eyelids for many years by keeping them protected from the sun with sunglasses and sunscreen. Over time, you may wish to use non-surgical treatments to maintain your results. Some people even opt to undergo an additional blepharoplasty, although this isn’t typically necessary for many years. The longevity of your results also depends on the severity of your symptoms before surgery. Dr. Flaharty will help you understand what you can expect from your treatment.

Will My Scars Be Obvious?

No. During your surgery, Dr. Flaharty takes advantage of the natural contours of your eyelids to make very discreet incisions. In many cases, incisions are hidden within your upper eyelids’ natural creases or actually inside of your lower eyelids.

Schedule a Consultation

Curious about how Dr. Patrick Flaharty and the team at Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa can help you look your best? Request a consultationRequest a consultation using our online form, or call the office directly at (239) 415-7576.

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