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Blepharoplasty services offered in Nashville and Brentwood, TN

Wider eyes give you a warm and vibrant appearance that you might feel makes you appear more approachable. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Alton E. Ingram, MD, provides blepharoplasty surgery at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery in Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee, with both cosmetic and functional benefits for your eyes. Call Ingram Cosmetic Surgery for your one-on-one consultation, or use the online tool today.

Blepharoplasty Q & A

What is blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, can give you a youthful doe-eyed appearance by lifting your lids and removing some of the excess skin and fat deposits from around them. Extra skin around your eyes doesn’t only make you look more tired and less happy: It can also obstruct your vision and narrow your periphery. 

Whether you’re interested in blepharoplasty for its cosmetic benefits, functional benefits, or both, Dr. Ingram ensures results that appear natural due to the personalized nature of the surgery. He plans your procedure after studying your facial features and your health history. 

During your consultation, Dr. Ingram gives you detailed instructions on how to prepare for the upcoming operation. You’re required to stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, and stop taking certain medications that increase bleeding and bruising. 

Why might I consider blepharoplasty?

You may consider blepharoplasty if you have drooping skin around your eyes. Excess, loose, and wrinkled skin around your eyes can make you look older than you are or fool people into thinking you’re tired when you’re fully alert. The difference blepharoplasty makes can change people’s initial perception of your temperament in subtle yet significant ways.

Appearances aside, you might be interested in blepharoplasty for its functional benefit. By lifting your drooping lids, you can widen your field of vision so it’s safer for you to drive, run, ski, and engage in other activities. 

How long does it take to recover after blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty recovery takes several weeks, and it’s important to take some time off work to rest at first. Dr. Ingram advises you on caring for the incision sites, and you might need to visit Ingram Cosmetic Surgery to have the stitches removed if they’re not dissolvable. 

You can expect swelling and bruising for a couple weeks, and the appearance of your results tends to improve for up to three months after surgery. As you heal, you need to:

  • Keep your head raised for at least a few days
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes
  • Avoid swimming for around two weeks
  • Wear protective sunglasses outside for up to a year
  • Take any prescriptions you get according to their instructions

Dr. Ingram helps you schedule one or more follow-up visits to evaluate your progress with healing. 

Ready for lifted lids? Call Ingram Cosmetic Surgery or schedule a consultation online today.