Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Lift

Our surgeons understand that the eyes are the most expressive elements of the face. They are also often the first area on the face to show signs of aging. Baggy eyelids are often caused by the protrusion of the normal fat pads around the eyes. Sometimes the skin folds may be heavy enough to partially obstruct vision. This problem may even be encountered in patients of a relatively young age if it is a familial trait. Blepharoplasty is an operation designed to correct heavy, wrinkled or baggy eyelids and restore a fresher, more youthful look to the eyes. The operation consists of the removal of excess eyelid skin as well as the removal of bags under the eyes when needed, while preserving the natural expression.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL RISKS OF BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID SURGERY)?

All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk. Post-operative complications such as infection and blood clots are rare, but can occur. You can minimize the risk of blood clots by moving around after the surgery as soon as possible.  Other complications include but are not limited to temporarily blurred or impaired vision, dry eyes, difficulty closing your eyes, and changes in skin sensation.  Smokers are instructed to stop for several weeks both before and after surgery due to the risk of complications and delayed healing. You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following your surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery, especially with regard to when and how you should resume physical activity. These, and additional rare but possible complications will be discussed at your pre-operative appointment and will be detailed in your consent form.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID SURGERY)?

It is important that your doctor be informed if you are being treated by an ophthalmologist. No make-up should be applied to the eyelids for at least twenty-four hours before the surgery. It is recommended that you shampoo your hair the day before and on the morning of the operation.  Make sure your hair is dry when you arrive to the clinic.  Wear clothing that you do not have to pull over your head. Excessive bleeding is a possibility. It is therefore necessary to avoid any medication, which may alter the coagulation of the blood (aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication) for at least two weeks before the surgery and one week after. If you are smoking, please stop smoking for at least 2 months before the procedure date. This will help expedite your recovery period and encourage better healing on cellular level.

HOW IS THE SURGERY PERFORMED?

Blepharoplasty is performed either under general anesthesia or using local anesthesia, sometimes with oral sedation.  The surgery typically takes around one hour. The doctor measures the amount of skin to be removed from the eyelids. On the upper eyelid the incision is made along the normal folds of the lid. The excess skin is then removed. On the lower lid the incision is just under the eyelashes. Protruding fat is removed as necessary. The amount of skin removed is usually very small. The incisions are then closed with fine suture to minimize scarring.

WHERE WILL MY BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID) SURGERY BE DONE?

At Mesos Plastic Surgery and Laser Center we have an accredited AAAASF surgical facility.  Your procedure will be performed in a fully equipped OR suite where every measure has been taken ensure the highest quality of patient care and safety.

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What Our Patients Say
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  • …Mesos Florida office staff were the best. Everyone was friendly, and Courteous. They made me feel at ease right away. He is a very caring Doctor who spent as much time with me as I needed. He answered all of my questions and concerns. I was very pleased with the results of my surgeries. Robin my nurse and Kerry were both exceptional. I could not be more happy with a Doctor and his crew.

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    Anonymous/Lady Lake, FL
  • HAPPY IN THE VILLAGES – The ultimate professional in every way… Very thorough, caring and considerate. I never felt rushed or hurried. No question was too small or insignificant. He takes the time to explain every single detail. Safety is definitely a priority in his office. He is the kindest, most concerned doctor I’ve ever had.

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    Anonymous/Lake Mary, FL
  • “I recently went to Mesos to have a laser peel done.  The staff did a wonderful job at explaining what was going to happen before , during and after the procedure.  This was an important component as I work full time.   I especially appreciated that they are very honest and realistic about results you can achieve from their services.  I felt that they under promised and over delivered!  I wanted to write this so that if someone out there needs reassurance like I did, that you will be very happy the day you see your ” before” and “after” pictures.”

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    Stephanie L/Central FL
  • MY FACE TREATMENT -The very best top of their game, could not have a better person doing the work.

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    Marsha M./The Villages, FL
  • I have been to other plastic surgeons here in The Villages and I have to say that Mesos has the most personable and friendly staff of any of the others I’ve visited. I got the “”liquid facelift”” and just have to say that Larry is an absolute artist. The staff is very knowledgeable, made me feel very comfortable and I completely trust them. I HIGHLY recommend Mesos!

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    P. Moore/The Villages, FL
  • EXCELLENT FACILITY… very clean and modern inside,  staff is responsive and knowledgable, the procedures I have had done I am highly satisfied with I highly recommend this office to others for cosmetic procedures.

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    Jamie/Central FL
  • HIGHLY SATISFIED – I would highly recommend Mesos. Not only did I have a procedure done that I am satisfied with, my family flew from Puerto Rico to also second that recommendation!!

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    Colleen/Lake Mary, FL
  • “RECOMMEND MESOS…
    …I had my 1st consultation and Dr. Belvins and staff was so understanding about my needs and concerns. Everyone was so nice and friendly. My plan is derma fillers and botox at this time in my life. Looking forward to a new me which starts with Mesos.”

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    Eileen H./Central FL
  • Amazing!! – I can’t say enough good things about my experience at Mesos. From the second you walk in, everyone is super friendly and make you feel comfortable. I came here for derma fillers and will never go anywhere else. My face looks great and its all thanks to Larry!. He is such a doll and does such a good job!. He really knows what he is doing and will make you look amazing.

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    Amanda Hope/Central FL
  • “…very truthful and informative. He let me know what to expect so there were no surprises. He explained to me the worst case scenarios (including possible remedies) and he explained best case scenarios. My results thus far have exceeded what I had imagined. He was personable, professional and his staff really put me at ease. Follow-up appointments were relaxed and he gave me a chance to talk and ask questions. I also felt that he and his nurses listened to me and addressed anything I did not understand. I would highly recommend him.”

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    Colleen/Lake Mary, FL