Make Eye Contact with A Refreshed Gaze

No matter how energetic you are, seeing tired, droopy eyes reflected in the mirror will make you feel older than you are. At Higdon Plastic Surgery, located in the Nashville metro area in Franklin, TN, we understand how emotional concerns surrounding your physical appearance, especially regarding your face and the signs of aging, can deflate your confidence. Our eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) can address insecurities about looking older, tired, or less alert due to sagging skin or puffiness around the eyes. Our individualized approach to eyelid surgery, backed by Dr. Kye Higdon's extensive experience and commitment to natural-looking results, promises refreshed and rejuvenated eyes, helping you achieve a youthful, energized appearance alongside restored confidence.

What Is an Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin and fat, as well as repositioning some of the fatty tissue to smoothen the area around the eyelids. This eyelid surgery can address drooping upper eyelids, puffiness, and bags under the eyes, which may develop due to aging, genetics, or other factors. By restoring a more youthful and alert appearance to the eyes, Dr. Higdon’s eyelid lift surgery can enhance overall facial aesthetics and improve self-confidence.

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The Benefits of an Eyelid Lift

Refresh your look and reclaim a youthful appearance with an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) in Nashville & Franklin, TN at Higdon Plastic Surgery. Eyelid surgery boasts several benefits, including the following:

Reduced Appearance of Eyelid Droopiness

Excess skin and tissue are removed, restoring a more open and alert look to the eyes.

Elimination of Under-Eye Bags

Puffy or baggy lower eyelids are smoothed and tightened, reducing the appearance of tiredness or aging.

Improved Peripheral Vision

Removing overhanging upper eyelid skin can enhance peripheral vision for increased visual field and clarity.

Enhanced Facial Harmony

A rejuvenated eye area can contribute to a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance, boosting self-confidence and overall aesthetic appeal.

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Is an Eyelid Lift Right for Me?

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, may be ideal for individuals experiencing sagging or drooping eyelids, puffiness, or excess skin around the eyes, which can contribute to a tired or aged appearance. Candidates may also have concerns about impaired vision due to overhanging upper eyelid skin. If you're considering eyelid surgery, a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN, is essential to assess your unique circumstances. We also welcome patients from Brentwood, Cool Springs, and Nashville, TN. During this appointment, Dr. Higdon will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your medical history, concerns, and aesthetic goals better and discuss personalized treatment options to determine if an eyelid lift is the optimal solution for your needs.

What to Expect The Eyelid Lift Procedure

During an eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, several steps are involved to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelids. Typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Higdon begins by making discreet incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelids or just below the lash line of the lower eyelids. Excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle tissue are carefully removed or repositioned through these incisions to address concerns such as sagging or puffiness. Dr. Higdon carefully adjusts the underlying structures to create a smoother, more youthful contour. The incisions are meticulously closed with fine, precise sutures. Eyelid surgery typically takes about one to three hours, depending on the extent of correction needed and whether both upper and lower eyelids are treated. The power of an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) lies in the precise surgical techniques Dr. Higdon employs to restore the natural anatomy of the eyelids, improving both aesthetic appearance and functionality.

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Eyelid Lift Recovery

Following an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), you can expect some downtime for recovery. Initially, mild to moderate swelling, bruising, and discomfort may occur around the eyes, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses.  Dr. Higdon uses advanced prescribing methods that he helped develop, with a multi-modal analgesia approach that minimizes the need for narcotic prescriptions for his patients after surgery. It's essential to keep the head elevated and avoid strenuous activities, bending over, or lifting heavy objects to minimize swelling and promote optimal healing.

You may need to avoid wearing contact lenses and makeup for a week or so after surgery. While some improvement in the appearance of the eyelids may be noticeable immediately, your final results will gradually become apparent as swelling subsides and the tissues heal. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon are crucial to monitor healing progress, remove sutures, and address concerns or questions that may arise during recovery. Proper care and adherence to our postoperative instructions allow you to enjoy long-lasting rejuvenation of the eyelid area.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

Regarding enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence, Higdon Plastic Surgery is the ideal choice for eyelid surgery in Nashville & Franklin, TN. Dr. Kye Higdon's expertise in facial rejuvenation procedures and our commitment to exceptional patient care ensures you'll receive personalized attention and outstanding results for an effective boost of self-esteem. Whether you're struggling with sagging eyelids, puffiness, or wrinkles, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with precision and artistry. Say goodbye to the insecurities of tired eyes and hello to a rejuvenated, youthful gaze by scheduling a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery now.

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