Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is performed to treat sagging or droopy eyelids that can cause a person to look fatigued or older than he or she really is. Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids, and can be performed in combination with a different procedure to ensure a comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

We can determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty / eyelid surgery at our Gainesville, Florida. We can also see if an alternative procedure such as Collagen or BOTOX® injections would suit your needs better.

What Happens During Blepharoplasty?

During the blepharoplasty procedure, very small and strategically placed incisions are made around the eyes. These incisions are hidden in the natural folds and contours of the eyelids. In some cases, the incisions may extend to the corners of a patient’s eyes in order to treat laugh lines or crow’s feet. Working through these incisions, the cosmetic surgeon extracts excess fat, removes extraneous tissues, and adjusts the underlying facial muscles around the eyes.

After Blepharoplasty

We will be able to provide patients with in-depth post-surgical instructions after the blepharoplasty procedure at our Gainesville, Florida practice. In general, it is recommended that patients refrain from wearing contact lenses, limit time in front of a television or computer monitor, and keep physical activity to a minimum for at least three to five days after eyelid surgery. As patients may notice an increase in eye sensitivity following blepharoplasty, we recommend that you wear sunglasses and a special sun block when you go out.

How To Improve Results Further

Dr. Gaines also performs brow lift and eyelid lift surgeries. A brow lift is also known as a forehead lift and can reduce the appearance of deep lines. This procedure is often done in conjunction with eyelid surgery to achieve a comprehensive and natural-looking result.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Video

Before and After Results

Case 1

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Eye Lift Blepharoplasty c1 a1

Case 2

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Case 5569 Eye Lift Blepharoplasty a1

Case 3

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Case 538 Eye Lift Blepharoplasty a1

Schedule a Consultation Today

At Gaines Plastic Surgery in Gainesville, FL, Dr. Greg Gaines and his amazing staff of professional healthcare specialists are committed to providing you with the highest quality care possible.

Dr. Gaines is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in numerous cosmetic treatments. Dr. Gaines goes the extra mile to ensure each patient receives a specialized plan suited for them. Give us a call at (352) 333-9600, or visit us at to schedule an appointment.

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What happens in a consultation?

01. Get to know Dr. Gaines and our aesthetics team.
02. Discuss your personal concerns and goals.
03. Receive a personalized procedure plan.

“From consultation to recovery Dr. Gaines and his staff were fantastic! My surgery was a breast reduction with a lift and I am beyond happy with my results. The surgery changed my life!”

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