Eyelid surgery is performed to match the condition of the individual and should never be a “cookie-cutter” surgery. Your surgical plan will be developed to match your individual condition and may include work on both upper and lower lids. Eyelid surgery may be performed as one aspect of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment for a person in their 50’s or 60’s, or as a single procedure to brighten and refresh your facial appearance in your 40’s or above.
Memphis Eyelid Surgery
At University Plastic Surgeons, we have garnered a reputation for excellence in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. As such, we 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.
Our eyelid surgeon: Dr. Robert Wallace
Aging is a fact of life that cannot be avoided, but that doesn’t mean you cannot maintain a more youthful look for years longer. A custom eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Robert Wallace at University Plastic Surgeons can be one of the most effective rejuvenating surgeries, whether performed singly or in conjunction with a facelift or other treatment.
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.
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 we are always available to discuss questions and concerns.
Schedule a Consultation
A bright, fresh, youthful look with custom eyelid surgery.
Sagging eyelids add years to your facial appearance. Unfortunately, as the years pass, the eyelids are often the first area to be affected. Dr. Wallace will carefully evaluate your individual condition and create a surgical plan to subtly alter the eyelids to restore a more youthful, open look that appears natural – not overdone.
Is eyelid surgery right for me?
Can eyelid surgery look natural?
Many people are concerned that eyelid surgery could leave them looking wide-eyed or unnatural. Under the care of Dr. Wallace, you can be confident that your eyelid surgery is in the hands of one of the most respected, talented facial plastic surgeons in the nation. His meticulous surgical technique and depth of understanding of facial anatomy has led to a reputation for excellence in facial procedures, including eyelid surgery.
Why choose University Plastic Surgeons for eyelid surgery?
Many plastic surgeons offer eyelid surgery as one of many surgeries they perform, but few can claim the experience, credentials, and delicate surgical technique you will find with Dr. Robert Wallace, our acclaimed facial plastic surgeon. At University Plastic Surgeons, we are proud to have taken facial plastic surgery to a new level of excellence. You want your result to look natural, refreshed, and youthful - Dr. Wallace will achieve just that.