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The Ultimate Guide to Blepharoplasty: Your Path to Eyelid Rejuvenation with Dr. Alton Ingram

Who is Dr. Alton Ingram?

Dr. Alton Ingram is a top-rated Cosmetic Surgeon based in Nashville, Tennessee, renowned for his outstanding skills and extensive experience in cosmetic and facial cosmetic surgery. A trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ingram graduated from Yale University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, recognized as the top-ranked plastic surgery residency in the United States.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the eyes’ appearance and improving their functionality. The surgery involves removing excess skin and fat deposits around the eyes, providing a more youthful and refreshed look.

Types of Blepharoplasty

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid, resulting in a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower Blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess skin and fat deposits beneath the eyes, reducingthe appearance of puffiness and bags.

The Process of Blepharoplasty with Dr. Ingram

Individualized Treatment Plans
At Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, we believe in the uniqueness of every individual. As such, we tailor each treatment plan to fit the specific needs of each patient. Dr. Ingram works closely with every patient, studying their facial features and health history to devise a plan that will yield the best results.

Pre-Surgery Preparation
Prior to surgery, Dr. Ingram provides detailed instructions to prepare patients for the operation. These instructions may include ceasing smoking and alcohol consumption, as well as stopping certain medications.

Post-Surgery Recovery
Recovery from Blepharoplasty takes several weeks. Dr. Ingram provides guidance on caring for the incision sites and recommends necessary follow-up visits to ensure the healing process is on track.

Why Choose Dr. Ingram for Your Blepharoplasty

Experience and Qualifications
With a robust background in cosmetic surgery and a strong commitment to patient safety, Dr. Ingram brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every procedure.

Patient Safety and Satisfaction
Safety and satisfaction are top priorities at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Ingram provides individualized care, ensuring each patient receives the best results possible.

Proven Results
Dr. Ingram’s work speaks for itself. Our patients consistently praise the quality and longevity of their results, demonstrating the value of our tailored, patient-focused approach.

Final Thoughts on Blepharoplasty with Dr. Ingram

Blepharoplasty is more than just a cosmetic procedure—it’s an investment in your quality of life. With Dr. Ingram’s expertise, patient-focused approach, and dedication to safety and satisfaction, you can confidently embark on your journey towards rejuvenation.

If you’re seeking state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery solutions in Nashville, Tennessee, look no further than the expertise of Dr. Alton Ingram. With a stellar reputation for providing personalized and innovative care, Dr. Ingram and his skilled team at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, specialize in transforming patient’s lives through surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Whether you are looking to rejuvenate your appearance, enhance your body contours, or improve your skin health, Dr. Alton Ingram’s proficiency in cosmetic surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. As a renowned cosmetic surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee, he combines advanced surgical techniques with an artistic touch to deliver natural-looking results that enhance your unique beauty.

At Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, we pride ourselves on our commitment to patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction. Our state-of-the-art facility in Nashville, TN, offers a serene and private environment where you can relax knowing that you’re in the hands of one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the region. Visit our website  to explore our wide range of services and to book your consultation with Dr. Alton Ingram today.

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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.

What are the benefits of blepharoplasty surgery?

Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate vision problems, make the eyes look younger, and more alert. It can also address signs of aging like excess skin, sagging eyelids, puffiness under the eyes, and wrinkles around the eyelid area.

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.

Are there any risks associated with blepharoplasty surgery?

As with any surgery, there are risks including reactions to anesthesia, infection, and bleeding. Some of the unique risks associated with eyelid surgery include dry, irritated eyes, difficulty closing the eyes, injury to eye muscles, skin discoloration, temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight, and the need for follow-up surgery.

What is the difference between cosmetic and functional blepharoplasty?

Cosmetic blepharoplasty is primarily done to improve your visual appearance if you have droopy or baggy upper or lower eyelids. Functional blepharoplasty, on the other hand, is recommended for vision improvement when sagging skin has reduced your peripheral vision.

Can blepharoplasty be performed in conjunction with other procedures?

Yes, blepharoplasty can be done at the same time as another procedure, such as a brow lift, face-lift, or skin resurfacing.

Before scheduling blepharoplasty, you’ll meet with Dr. Ingram and one of our patient coordinators to discuss your medical history and your goals. We will discuss any previous surgeries you may have had, as well as any past or current medical conditions such as dry eyes, glaucoma, allergies, circulatory problems, thyroid problems, and diabetes, in order to make sure that you get the very best result possible from your eyelid cosmetic surgery.

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

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