Does looking in the mirror and seeing droopy or saggy eyelids get you down? Or are you having trouble with your vision because of excess skin and fat around your eyes? If this resonates, blepharoplasty might be just the thing for you.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure in which we remove excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat from your upper and lower eyelids.
This procedure improves the appearance of droopy or puffy eyelids and improves your vision by removing excess skin that disrupts your sight.
At Ingram Cosmetic Surgery in Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee, Dr. Alton Ingram, a highly skilled and board-certified cosmetic surgeon, is highly experienced in performing blepharoplasty procedures with precision and care.
Here he breaks down what to expect from the procedure and how to determine if it’s right for you.
Is blepharoplasty for me?
There are many reasons to opt for blepharoplasty. One is for a more youthful and refreshed appearance which you get when we remove excess skin, fat, and muscles from your eyelids.
If you have droopy or sagging eyelids or under-eye bags you can’t seem to get rid of, blepharoplasty could be for you.
The best way to determine if the procedure is right for you is by consulting with Dr. Ingram. He’ll listen to your specific concerns, discuss any expectations you may have, and help you make an informed decision.
What should I expect from the procedure?
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, meaning you get to go home the same day as your surgery. The surgery generally involves the following steps:
- We’ll begin by administering general or local anesthesia to sedate you or numb the area.
- Next, we will make small incisions along the natural creases of your eyelids to minimize scarring.
- Then we carefully remove excess skin, muscle, and fat as needed.
- Finally, we close your incisions using sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
You may experience some swelling, bruising, or discomfort around your eyes, but these symptoms usually abate within a few weeks.
What happens after the procedure
The recovery process for blepharoplasty is relatively straightforward. You should keep your head elevated for a few days and avoid swimming or rubbing your eyes.
We may recommend using cold compresses to minimize swelling. In about a week or two, you should be able to resume your normal activities.
Following our aftercare instructions in detail is crucial to ensure the best possible results. The results of blepharoplasty are effective and long-lasting. Many people enjoy a more youthful appearance and improved vision for several years.
If you’re considering this procedure, it’s crucial to consult a qualified surgeon who will break down the risks and benefits and help determine if it’s right for you.
By booking an appointment with us at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, you can be assured your surgery will be performed by a world-class surgeon who provides the highest quality service and care. You can also call us at 615-431-3710 to schedule your appointment.