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. Upper and lower eyelid surgery at our Nashville, TN, facial plastic surgery practice can boost your self-esteem with minimal downtime. Dr. Michael Boggess is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon whose reputation for creating natural-looking results attracts men and women to his practice from throughout the Southeast.

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 9 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 1 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 63

Procedures:Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper Blepharoplasty
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 95 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 2 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 52

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFat TransferFFCO2
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 12 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 3 of 23

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
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 16 Before & After Left Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 4 of 23

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 27 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 5 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 50

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyLower BlepharoplastyFat Transfer
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 84 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 6 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 56

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFat TransferFFCO2
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 25 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 7 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 60

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 71 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 8 of 23

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 2 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 9 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 63

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyCheek ImplantsCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 93 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 10 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 49

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftFat TransferUpper BlepharoplastyFFCO2
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 18 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 11 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 69

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFat Transfer
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 42 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 12 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 56

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyLower BlepharoplastyFat TransferCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 86 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 13 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 49

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper Blepharoplasty
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 79 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 14 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 76

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFractional CO2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:Patient presented with concerns related to an overall aging face appearance. She had noticed that the hooding of her upper eyelids was making her look tired. She had significant loss of skin elasticity with deepening facial... Read More
Upper Blepharoplasty Case 104 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 15 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 50

Procedures:Upper Blepharoplasty
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 83 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 16 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 54

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFat TransferFFCO2
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 98 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 17 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 54

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftFat TransferUpper BlepharoplastyFFCO2
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 38 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 18 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 65

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper Blepharoplasty
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 75 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 19 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 62

Procedures:Facelift / Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFractional CO2 Laser Skin ResurfacingResults:This patient presented at age 62 with premature aging of the face and neck.  She had noticed progressive sagging in the jowls and neck and deepening facial wrinkles over several years.  She has had a lot of sun exposure throughout her life.... Read More
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 90 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 20 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 59

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFat TransferFFCO2
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 85 Before & After Front | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 21 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 58

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFFCO2
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 53 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 22 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 53

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFat TransferCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facelift / Reflection Lift Case 35 Before & After Right Oblique | Brentwood, TN | Youthful Reflections
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Case: 23 of 23

YOUTHFUL REFLECTIONS PATIENT AGE 59

Procedures:Level 3 Reflection LiftBrow LiftUpper BlepharoplastyFat TransferCO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

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

How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Dr. Boggess may perform eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) on the upper or lower eyelids, or both. The techniques he uses minimize the invasiveness of the procedures while still producing dramatic results.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

The skin of the upper eyelids can sag and droop as it loses elasticity because of age. For some patients, skin that hangs over the upper eyelid and lashes can obstruct vision. The fat around the eye can also protrude into the eyelid with age, resulting in a puffy appearance of the eyelid and obscuring the natural eyelid crease.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty removes sagging skin, muscle, and protruding fat and restores a natural, more youthful appearance to the eyes. It can also improve vision for some patients. Because Dr. Boggess hides incisions in the natural eyelid crease, scarring is virtually invisible.

Dr. Boggess performs upper eyelid surgery using local anesthesia with, or without, light sedation. The procedure typically takes approximately 30 minutes and most people can return to normal activities within 1 week. You can expect some bruising and swelling that typically resolves within 1 to 2 weeks.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

As people age, the skin and muscle of the lower eyelid become lax and droopy. Fat around the eye protrudes into the lower eyelid, creating the appearance of bags under the eyes. Lower eyelid surgery removes excess skin, muscle, and protruding fat from the lower eyelids, restoring a natural, more youthful appearance to the eyes.

Lower blepharoplasty can be performed through an incision on the inside of the eyelid if fat removal is all that is needed, or through an incision on the outside of the eyelid, just below the lash line, if skin and muscle excision are needed. The procedure can be performed using local anesthesia with, or without, light sedation, and typically takes 45 minutes. As with upper eyelid surgery, some bruising and swelling occur and typically resolve within 1 to 2 weeks.  Most people can return to normal activities within 1 week.

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.

Combining 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.

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 to recommend the procedure or procedures 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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