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Blepharoplasty In Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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Brighter Eyes for a Brighter Life

If your eyes are the window to your soul, they’re also the window through which the world sees you. And when they look droopy, puffy, tired, or old, the world may see you the same way — whether or not that accurately reflects how you feel. Fortunately, a blepharoplasty can help your eyes mirror the dynamic, energetic, and vibrant person you truly are.

At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville blepharoplasty is one more way we use our facial plastic surgery experience to help you more accurately portray your energetic, healthy outlook on life. Dr. Roberto Garcia is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Jacksonville, Florida, who has dedicated his career to helping improve the quality of life for each and every one of his patients. And he can do the same for you!


A person's eyes are an appealing component of the face that deserves to be shown, but sometimes an excess of skin above or under the eyes can create an aging facial appearance. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia offers blepharoplasty (known as eyelid surgery) to remove excess skin and lift the lower or upper eyelid, creating an awakened appearance.

Many of our Jacksonville blepharoplasty patients at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery undergo the procedure to reduce puffy bulges, improving the functionality and facial appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can give you natural yet noticeable improvements. If you're interested in refreshing your eyes with an eye lift to remove excess skin, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Garcia at his practice in Jacksonville, FL.

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Types of Eyelid Surgeries

There are several approaches to this procedure, depending on your current condition. During your consultation for a blepharoplasty Jacksonville plastic surgeon, Dr. Garcia, will help you determine what procedures are appropriate for you.

Upper — Upper blepharoplasty focuses on conditions related to the upper eyelid that can cause suboptimal appearance and vision obstruction. Puffy or baggy skin must be differentiated from the brow by a skilled surgeon and then removed or repositioned.

Lower — Lower blepharoplasty aims to remediate under-eye bags, puffiness, and discoloration. Excess skin is removed, and underlying tissue is relocated to restore a rested, youthful appearance.

Asian — This technique is specifically designed for people of Asian descent. The typical physiology of the eyelids in people of Asian descent differs from people from other parts of the world. These approaches may include work on both the upper and lower eyelids with special care to preserve the appearance of the eyes unique to people with Asian heritage.


"Very happy. My eyes look good again. The final result is amazing!!! Dr. Garcia is very informative and professional. The whole staff is friendly and courteous. Other than the recovery process, this has been an incredible experience. I am very glad I took the plunge and decided to do this". - Ann M

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Blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is sought out by both women and men. During your private consultation, treatment options will be discussed with Dr. Garcia based on your symptoms that need to be corrected. In most cases, ideal candidates suffer from excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes or bulging skin just under the bottom eyelid.

These irregularities can cause vision impairment that can get in the way of daily activities. For a more awakened appearance, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate procedure for you. If you have loose skin that droops on the upper eyelid or puffy bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can correct this to provide you with a younger appearance.


Depending on the complexity of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be given. This surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both upper and lower.


Upper eyelid surgery assists in diminishing the hanging of skin that impairs vision to produce a more appealing eyelid appearance. The incision point is often placed along the lash line or crease to trim away tissue and fat.


Lower eyelid surgery is performed to improve puffy skin under the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is placed just under the lash line to surgically remove fatty tissue, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a smoother look. Sometimes a nonsurgical laser procedure may be applied to help with discoloration, while dermal fillers can be used for added smoothness if necessary.


A Blepharoplasty in Jacksonville at Contoura can take up to two hours based on whether one or both eyes are treated. After the procedure, you should expect to rest for a few days and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can assist in reducing bruising and swelling. The outcomes from blepharoplasty may last a decade or longer, but while they are long-lasting, the natural aging process does not stop. To complement your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers, can be added to create a fresh appearance.


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Recovery Time: Two to three weeks

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Average Procedure Time: One hour

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If you are having a hard time seeing due to hanging skin on your upper eyelids, or you are frustrated by bulging bags underneath your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery may be the answer for you.

Blepharoplasty can allow you to look and feel youthful and awakened while offering a gorgeous answer to your vision impairment concerns. We encourage you to contact our office in Jacksonville, FL, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberto Garcia. We proudly serve Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and the surrounding communities. Learn more about a blepharoplasty in Jacksonville by contacting our state-of-the-art facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a blepharoplasty cost?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs will vary based on whether you're getting lower eyelid surgery, upper, or both. As soon as your surgical plan is developed in your initial consultation, Dr. Garcia can then discuss cost estimates. For results that look natural and last for many years, it's better to concentrate on selecting an experienced doctor whom you are comfortable with, like Dr. Garcia, rather than looking for the lowest cost. To help you afford great results, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods, including low-interest financing.

What are some other benefits of a blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery doesn't just help to rejuvenate your face. It can also give you other benefits. You may discover your vision field is greater once loose skin on your upper eyelid is gone. It is also easier to put on eye shadow and other makeup once your upper lid is smooth. Getting rid of fine lines, paper-thin skin, dark circles, and puffy bags on your lower eyelid may help your eyes appear fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.

Will a blepharoplasty fix wrinkles and crow's feet?

Forehead wrinkles and crow's feet might be better addressed with a brow lift or facelift since the improvements of blepharoplasty are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be combined with nonsurgical treatment, like BOTOX, which can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Wrinkle fillers, like Juvéderm or Restylane, may help to add volume for a fuller appearance. During your initial consultation, Dr. Garcia will develop your custom treatment plan to fit your goals.

What are the risks associated with eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is considered a very safe procedure. Complications are rare, but the possibility of side effects does exist, as it does for any surgery. You will have the opportunity to discuss all the potential dangers with Dr. Garcia before your operation. Some of the adverse effects reported include:

  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness or sensitivity of the eyelashes
  • Changes in eyelid movement and appearance (“lid lag” or ectropion)
  • Vision changes or sensitivity to light
  • Adverse scarring

What about non-surgical treatments instead of eye surgery?

Skin tightening without surgery, plus injectable treatments (such as BOTOX, Restylane, and Juvéderm) may give you mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe loose skin or would like to see results that last a long time, eyelid surgery is better for your needs. When you tell Dr. Garcia about your needs and goals, he will give you his suggestions for a surgical or non-surgical treatment plan. He might also recommend both non-surgical and surgical procedures for ideal results.


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Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville

Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.

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