Men and women of all ages may seek an eyelid lift with Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., due to excess muscle, fat, and skin around the eyes. This condition tends to make an individual look old or tired. In some cases, the excess muscle, fat, and skin may even interfere with vision. An eyelid lift procedure (blepharoplasty) is a very popular surgical option in Nashville, Franklin and throughout the United States.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery uses the latest technology to reduce the excess muscle, fat and skin around the eye. It can also be used to correct drooping upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids. These can make you look tired and may impact your vision. Eyelid surgery will not eliminate crow’s feet, wrinkles, or dark rings under your eyes. If that is your desired result, a brow lift or facelift may be a more appropriate procedure.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Patients who have undergone eyelid surgery experience several benefits. Some include:
- Appear more alert, rested and refreshed
- Correct interference with vision
- Improved self-image and confidence
An eyelid lift can correct drooping upper lids as well as eliminating puffy bags below the eyes. Eyelid lift cosmetic surgery helps erase signs of aging and reverses the toll of everyday stresses on a face. Following blepharoplasty, Dr. Robbins says that his patients typically feel more youthful and self-confident.
Each eyelid lift is an individualized procedure. During the initial consultation, Dr. Robbins realistically discusses a patient’s goals and explains the techniques that will best achieve these goals. Blepharoplasty is often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, such as a brow lift or facelift. Together, the patient and Dr. Robbins decide which procedures he will perform. Once a date for surgery is set, the patient is given instructions about how to prepare.
Eyelid Lift Procedures Details
Eyelid lift cosmetic surgery is performed while the patient is under local or general anesthesia, depending on the specific procedure(s) Dr. Robbins is performing. For the upper eyelid, Dr. Robbins makes incisions that follow the natural lines of the eyelids, extending slightly into the laugh lines or other existing creases. He generally conceals the incision within the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Through this incision, Dr. Robbins removes any excess skin and fatty tissue.
For a lower eyelid cosmetic procedure, Dr. Robbins often conceals an incision below the lower lashes. Through this incision, he removes any excess skin, muscle, and fat. In some cases, Dr. Robbins may redistribute this fat to eliminate puffiness or bulges.
Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Patients wishing to undergo eyelid surgery are recommended to be over 35 years of age. If your eyelids are puffy and sagging, making you appear tired and worn out all the time, you may be an excellent candidate for eyelid surgery. Patients whose eyelids interfere with their vision should also schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Cost for eyelid surgery will depend on the extent of the surgery as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Financing is offered via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. For payment information, please contact the office to see what options are available to you.
Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified in plastic surgery, and he is skilled in the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. In addition to performing facial plastic surgery, he is a leading provider of breast augmentation, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. His focus is on helping patients enhance their quality of life as they achieve their aesthetic goals. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville.