Category Archives: Upper Blepharoplasty

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What Causes Facial Aging?

That old saying about the inevitability of death and taxes should have included a third unavoidable fact of life—wrinkles. Some of us start seeing the first signs of facial aging earlier than others, but at some point, the skin reveals the years we have lived. For women and men who remain active and feel youthful, …

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Are Eyes the New Lips?

A year of wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus has focused attention on the appearance of our eyes. Coupled with the transition to remote work and people spending hours a day on Zoom meetings, women and men are noticing how their eyes can show signs of aging or fatigue even when they feel energized. I've noticed …

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Video Calls Are Triggering a Surge in Cosmetic Surgery

During the pandemic, people are using video call platforms such as Zoom to work from home and connect socially with family and friends. These up close and personal meetings are leading many to people to analyze their facial features more than ever—and decide to fix those that make them self-conscious. We're seeing more people coming …

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Eyelid Surgery or Laser Treatment? Which Is Best

Time affects us all, and our faces are no exception. Delicate facial skin, especially around the eyes, is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Many people considering eyelid surgery ask in online forums if they should get traditional eyelid surgery or opt for a laser option. How exactly can patients tell …

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Upper Blepharoplasty: Local Anesthesia or Sedation?

  Droopy eyelids don’t just make you look tired, they can also affect your vision. As we get older, skin loses its elasticity and eyelids can begin to sag. But droopy eyelids can also be caused by any illness or condition that affects the nerves or muscles of the eyes such as a stroke, brain …

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Upper Blepharoplasty: Am I Too Young?

  If you have droopy eyelids or excess skin hanging over your eye, you've probably heard of upper blepharoplasty (commonly known as an eyelid lift). Many of our Nashville patients wonder if they might be candidates for this type of facial surgery. Often, people think you must be older to consider an eyelid lift. In …

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Surgical and Non-Surgical Eyelid Lift Treatments

As we get older, one of the first places we notice visible signs of aging is around our eyes. The delicate skin around the eyes is extremely thin and becomes even thinner as you age, with the most common changes including dark circles, ‘crow’s feet,’ and bags or swelling under or around the eyes. Thankfully, …

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Knowing When It’s Time For An Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Procedure

What Is An Upper Blepharoplasty? An upper blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes protruding fat and loose, sagging skin from the eyelids. This procedure may be performed for cosmetic or medical purposes. The sole purpose of a cosmetic blepharoplasty is to improve one's appearance. A functional blepharoplasty is performed to improve vision. Loose skin and …

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Comparing Upper and Lower Eyelid Lifts

It's a fact that as people age, the muscles, fat, and skin around the eye grow lax, which leads to sagging and bulging. This excess and drooping tissue is called dermatochalasis and can be caused by age or genetics. Eyelid lifts benefit those people whose eyelids make them look older than they are or perpetually …

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