Eyelid Surgery

The eye area is one of the first to show signs of aging. Droopy skin, puffy bags, and hooded eyelids can make you appear tired, old, sad, or angry even though you feel rested and youthful. Blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery, in Nashville boosts your self-esteem with minimal downtime. Dr. Michael Boggess is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon whose reputation for creating natural-looking blepharoplasty results attracts men and women to his practice from Brentwood, Franklin, Henderson, and throughout the Southeast. He uses minimally invasive techniques that produce dramatic results with little evidence of surgery.

Upper Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 16 Before & After Left Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 52

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFractional CO2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:Patient presented at age 52 with premature aging of the face and neck. She had marked sagging of the neck and hooding of the upper eyelids that made her look much older than her age. She hated looking in the mirror and struggled with poor self-esteem,... Read More
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 9 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 63

Procedures:Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper Blepharoplasty
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 25 Before & After Front | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 60

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 27 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 50

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyLower BlepharoplastyFat Transfer
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 2 Before & After Front | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 5 of 8

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 63

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyCheek ImplantsCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 84 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 56

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFat TransferFFCO2
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 71 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 48

Procedures:Facelift / Reflection LiftFat TransferBrowpexyUpper BlepharoplastyLower BlepharoplastyFull Face CO2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:Patient is a 48 year-old male who presented with multiple cosmetic concerns related to aging of the face and neck. He had marked brow ptosis and hooding of the upper eyelids, bags under the eyes, marked... Read More
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 12 Before & After Right Oblique | Nashville, TN | Youthful Reflections
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YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 65

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFractional CO2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:Patient presented at 65 years of age with concerns related to aging of the face and neck that had been bothering her for several years. These changes were progressively worsening over time, making her look much older on the outside than she felt... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who’s a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Women and men are good candidates for eyelid surgery if they want to restore a natural, more youthful appearance to the eye area. This procedure addresses a variety of concerns, including:

  • Upper and lower eyelid skin that sags and droops due to lack of elasticity.
  • Upper eyelid skin that hangs over the upper eyelid and lashes and obstructs vision.
  • Protruding fat around the eyes that obscures the natural upper eyelid crease and creates puffy, undereye bags.

What Type of Anesthesia Is Used for Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Boggess performs eyelid surgery using local anesthesia with, or without, light sedation, avoiding the risks, costs, and side effects related to general anesthesia.

How Is Upper Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Dr. Boggess performs upper eyelid surgery as an office-based procedure in approximately 30 minutes. Through incisions placed in the natural eyelid crease, he removes sagging skin, muscle, and protruding fat. He closes the incisions with fine sutures that are removed in about 5 to 7 days. After recovery, the scarring is virtually invisible.

How Is Lower Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Dr. Boggess performs lower eyelid surgery as an office procedure. It typically takes 45 minutes to complete. He can perform this surgery through an incision on the inside of the eyelid if fat removal is all that is needed. He can use an incision on the outside of the eyelid just below the lash line if skin and muscle excision are needed. During the surgery, he removes excess skin, muscle, and protruding fat from the lower eyelids.

Dr. Michael Boggess

Dr. Boggess

By focusing exclusively on facial procedures, Dr. Boggess provides patients a level of expertise rarely found at other plastic surgery practices in the Southeast. Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Boggess combines exceptional technical skill with a down-to-earth demeanor that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him.

What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?

You can expect some bruising and swelling that typically resolves within 1 to 2 weeks.

Is the Surgery Painful?

Patients are often surprised by how little discomfort they experience after eyelid surgery; many don’t take any pain medication. You will be provided with a prescription if you have any concerns about pain.

When Can I Return to Work After Blepharoplasty?

Most people can return to work and normal activities within 1 week after blepharoplasty.

Does Eyelid Surgery Remove Wrinkles?

Eyelid surgery tightens lax skin and removes visible pockets of fat for a refreshed, more youthful look. It does not remove wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. Dr. Boggess can combine eyelid surgery with a nonsurgical procedure to smooth away lines and wrinkles.

Combining Eyelid Surgery With Other Procedures

Many patients considering other facial plastic surgery procedures can benefit from eyelid surgery performed at the same time. For example, Dr. Boggess may recommend combining his signature Reflection Lift with eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing for comprehensive results that look natural. A procedure that addresses only a single aesthetic concern may draw attention to the aging of another facial feature.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

Can I wear contacts after the surgery?

Because your eyelids will initially be swollen and your incisions will be healing, you should wear glasses instead of contacts for about 2 to 3 weeks. Taking this precaution will minimize fatigue from heavy eyelids and the chance of infection.

Is there a way to significantly improve droopy eyelids without surgery?

The eyelids droop because the skin has thinned and lost elasticity, tissues of the forehead have descended, or both. Regardless, surgical intervention such as blepharoplasty or a brow lift is necessary to open up the eye area.

Will I have scars from eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery usually does not leave noticeable scars. The upper eyelid scars are hidden in the natural crease of the upper eyelids, and lower eyelid scars are either within the lower eyelids or concealed along the lower lash line.

Are blepharoplasty results forever?

Results from upper eyelid surgery typically last 5 to 7 years. Some patients eventually have a touch-up procedure, while others are satisfied with their rejuvenation for a lifetime.  In most cases, lower eyelid surgery results last indefinitely without the need for subsequent surgery. To extend the life of your results, minimize sun exposure and avoid smoking.

Start With a Consultation

The first step in learning about what Dr. Boggess can do for you is scheduling a personal consultation. Dr. Boggess is known for taking whatever time is needed to learn about your concerns and expectations and recommend the procedure best suited to produce the desired results. You can request a consultation using the online form or call our office at (615) 942-8016 to schedule an appointment.

 

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