Eyelid surgery is a regular method of dealing with entropion (inward turning of the eyelid), ectropion (outward turning of the eyelid), ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), and some eyelid tumors. As we mature, the fragile skin around the eyes may appear puffy, saggy, or droopy. Eyelid skin stretches, the muscles weaken, and the normal deposits of protective fat around the eye settle and become more prominent. This process can make your eyes feel tired and irritated. The surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid tissues is called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. The surgery can be performed for either cosmetic or functional reasons. When blepharoplasty is performed to improve vision rather than for cosmetic purposes only, the cost may be covered by a health insurance plan. Some potential complications associated with eyelid surgery include bleeding and swelling, infection and dry eyes to name a few. Visit one of our 8 locations including Fort Myers, Naples, and Cape Coral.