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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Has your reflection become increasingly unfamiliar over the course of time? There are many undesirable changes you may experience as you get older. The areas that tend to exhibit these changes early are the regions around the eyes. As you get older, it’s common to experience some loss of skin elasticity in the facial region that will cause the eyes to develop a saggy appearance.

As these changes become more severe, you may develop an unapproachably sad or tired appearance. In some cases, the saggy skin may even obstruct one’s vision. When it comes to the eyes, however, Ingram Cosmetic Surgery has an excellent solution. With blepharoplasty, you can rejuvenate the look of your eyes for a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that’s designed to rejuvenate the eyes by removing the excess saggy skin that tends to form around them as the skin begins to lose its elasticity. The primary goal of the procedure is to remove excess skin and fatty deposits from around the eyes while recontouring the remaining tissues to help patients achieve a smoother, more beautiful look.

What Are The Benefits of Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty can significantly improve the appearance of one’s facial features by making them appear more welcoming, vibrant, and alert. In addition to the cosmetic benefits, blepharoplasty also functional benefits as well. Droopy eyelid skin can obstruct one’s vision, making it difficult to perform many essential daily activities. By removing this excess skin, blepharoplasty can improve one’s quality of life.

Preparing for Your Blepharoplasty

Before undergoing a blepharoplasty, there are a few preoperative precautions you must adhere to in order to achieve the best results. First, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ingram to receive an initial assessment of your facial features and discuss your current state of health and expectations.

You will be given instructions that must be followed in the time leading up to the procedure. These instructions will require you to stop smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking certain medications. Following these instructions will help reduce the risk of complications and promote faster recovery. You should also be sure to have someone available to take you home after the procedure is completed.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure and may take about one hour to complete. Dr. Ingram will begin by administering an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. He will make small, strategically placed incisions to gain access to the underlying tissue and remove the necessary amount of skin. Once the corrections are made, he will close the incisions.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure and may take about one hour to complete. Dr. Ingram will begin by administering an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. He will make small, strategically placed incisions to gain access to the underlying tissue and remove the necessary amount of skin. Once the corrections are made, he will close the incisions.

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What to Expect After Blepharoplasty

After the procedure, it’s important that you take some time off from their work schedule and normal daily activities to rest and recover. During this time, you should use ice packs to soothe the treated area and reduce any swelling, avoid rubbing your eyes, keep the eyes protected from direct sunlight with sunglasses, and avoid strenuous physical activities. You may experience some lingering discomfort during the recovery period, but this is temporary and will subside.

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Your Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) will be performed by Dr. Alton E. Ingram, M.D. in the Toyos Clinic's AAAASF-accredited surgery center located at Dr. Ingram's Green Hills office in Nashville, TN.

Candidates for Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a suitable treatment option for those who have loose, saggy skin around the eyes that either causes them to look much older or disrupts their vision. Dr. Ingram can help determine if blepharoplasty is right for you during your initial consultation. Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about blepharoplasty, contact Ingram Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Ingram has many years of experience helping patients achieve the look of their dreams and he will gladly guide you on your journey to a better you.

This guy is the best and his nurse Tana! I was nervous about having a small mole on my eye lid removed. Man this guy took the time to assure me it was easy. and even a very tiny one on my lower eye lid that was very small. I am so glad they are gone! His nurse Tana is the best. it was like she read his mind. had stuff going on as he was working. things he needed before he needed them. You won’t be disappointed with these two. Man what a team!!!