Memphis Eyelid Surgery
At University Plastic Surgeons, we have garnered a reputation for excellence in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and are often called upon to perform upper or lower eyelid surgery as a cosmetic anti-aging procedure or to resolve vision issues associated with droopy upper eyelids.
While upper and lower eyelid surgeries have been performed for many years, it requires exceptional surgical skills to create a natural, fresh look rather than a strained, wide-eyed appearance.
The Procedure: Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. The surgery is painless for the patient as anesthetic is used to numb the area. During the procedure, several cosmetic flaws are addressed:
- Removal of excess eyelid skin that creates the drooping and sagging
- Eyelid muscles repositioned and tightened
- Stretched eyelid tendon tightened
- Fatty deposits removed to resolve a heavy, droopy look
The incisions are carefully placed within the natural eyelid crease, so they are virtually invisible once healed.
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Look Younger and More Appealing
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, treats a range of cosmetic or vision-related problems, including:
- Tired eyes
- Droopy lids
- Crepey lids
- Undereye bags
- Dark undereye circles
- Hooded eyes
- Unsightly, deep "tear troughs"
- Deep crow’s feet
- Vision affected by droopy lids
Your Face in the Workplace or in Social Life
Most of us would prefer that our faces reveal our natural vitality and interest, while appearing fresh and attractive. The youthful look of your face is heavily impacted when the eyes have lost their youthful quality – and can affect all areas of life, from employment to response from others in the social sphere. If you feel that your face is losing its youthful appeal, we urge you to schedule a consultation with us at University Plastic Surgeons, where all our plastic surgery team are on the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis.
Eyelid Surgery for Improved Vision
Many older persons experience significantly impaired vision due to drooping, sagging eyelid skin and tissue. Some health insurance companies pay all or part of the surgery when it is established that the patient’s vision is impaired. When drooping lids blocks vision, it impacts quality of life and may make it dangerous to operate a vehicle. Whether the condition is due to age, nerve damage from an accident or trauma, or other situation leading to drooping or sagging eyelids, our team of plastic surgeons can address the problem with the highest level of professional skill.
Recovery from Eyelid Surgery
After the surgery you can return home but will need another person to drive you. It is normal for patients to experience some swelling and bruising for a few weeks. Follow the aftercare instructions we provide carefully to help you heal more quickly. Keep your head elevated on pillows during sleep hours and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. We will guide you through recovery so everything proceeds as planned, and are always available to discuss questions and concerns.