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BlepharoplastyIn Nashville

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Do your eyelids make you look tired?

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Over time, you may have noticed increased bags under your eyes. Or you see fine wrinkles in your lower eyelid. Maybe your upper eyelid is drooping or sagging, changing the shape of your eye. These symptoms are often a natural part of aging, but if you want a refreshed look, blepharoplasty on either your upper or lower eyelids or both might be the ideal solution.

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What is Blepharoplasty?

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Time takes its toll, and the effects are obvious on our eyes. As we age, our eyelids stretch and the muscles weaken, causing fat deposits above and below the eyelids.

This can result in eyebrows that sag, upper eyelids that droop, and those bags start to show up under your eyes. In some cases, the drooping may make it difficult for you to fully open your eyes or may restrict your field of vision. There is a solution for these unwanted changes. Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. The process removes skin and removes or adds fat to the eyelids. Whether for cosmetic or vision-related reasons, Dr. Kate O’Connor strives to offer the best blepharoplasty Nashville has to offer.

Benefits ofBlepharoplasty

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For cosmetic purposes, Blepharoplasty can change or improve the look of your eyelids and open and brighten the eye by reducing excess crepey skin or the fatty deposits that result in puffiness or dark circles under the eye. Hollowness and deep tear troughs can also be corrected with blepharoplasty. Wrinkles in the lower eyelid can be reduced as can those bags under your eyes. Sometimes, the need for blepharoplasty is not just cosmetic. Sagging or loose skin can sometimes impair your eyesight by reducing your peripheral vision. In these cases, insurance may cover the cost of the surgery.

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Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

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You are a good candidate for blepharoplasty if you are a healthy, non-smoker with no underlying conditions that might make healing difficult. You will also need to be someone who has no serious eye conditions. If you want blepharoplasty in Nashville, Dr. Kate O’Connor has the experience to treat your eyelids with care and precision to obtain the results you want.

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Why Should I Go to Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery for my Blepharoplasty?

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To our Nashville blepharoplasty clients: you are in expert surgical hands with Dr. Kate O’Connor. As a female facial plastic surgeon, she brings a feminine sensibility to the procedure and to your care.

She is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Tennessee Medical Society. Dr. Kate O’Connor is a post-operative and recovery specialist. Her holistic approach results in a more natural process and recovery. She pays attention to what you want to achieve with your upper and lower eyelid surgery. Contact Dr. O’Connor for a consultation to determine if Blepharoplasty is right for you.

What Happens During aBlepharoplasty Procedure?

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Dr. O’Connor will first spend time listening to what you hope to achieve with blepharoplasty. She will evaluate your overall health, discuss your options and the expected outcome of the blepharoplasty procedure. She will analyze your skin texture and elasticity.

She will find out about your diet, supplements, and medications you are taking. She may also discuss additional surgery that you may want such as a brow lift or facelift. She will explain the type of anesthesia that will be used. She will outline the expected recovery process. You will may need a visual examination that includes testing your peripheral vision in order to support an insurance claim.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

The blepharoplasty procedure itself usually starts with the administration of numbing medication as well as a medication to help you relax. Twilight anesthesia is also offered, should you wish to avail yourself of this. Dr. O’Connor will normally start on the upper eyelids first if you are having surgery on both.

The incision is hidden in the eyelid crease, excess skin is removed, as well as muscle and fat if necessary to achieve the desired result. The incision is made on the lower lid is made just just inside the lower lid or below the lashes. Excess fat, sagging skin, and muscle are removed or rearranged. The blepharoplasty procedure usually takes two hours if both the upper and lower eyelids are treated at the same time.

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What Can I Expect During Recovery from Blepharoplasty?

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The recovery depends a great deal on how much work is done during the blepharoplasty. In most cases, our Nashville blepharoplasty patients can expect to stay home and limit their activities for a few days. Dr. O’Connor will outline all the recommendations to ensure your recovery. You may have watery eyes, visual disturbances like blurred or double vision, and light sensitivity as well as some swelling and bruising. Cover up can be worn early in the healing process to hide any bruising.

These conditions usually diminish within a couple of weeks. Scars may take a bit longer to fade. However, Dr. O’Connor’s holistic, integrative approach will significantly improve your healing. She uses therapies such as acupuncture and supplements to speed up your recuperation time. Blepharoplasty results can last a lifetime for some people. Some may have a recurrence of eyelid drooping, however, as the aging process continues. If you are looking for blepharoplasty in Nashville, Kate O’Connor, M.D., will provide a safe procedure designed to improve and refresh the look of your eyes.

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What Results Can I Expect from My Blepharoplasty?

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Your peripheral vision will be restored. You will notice more firmness to your eyelids after blepharoplasty, and the bags under your eyes and any puffiness will be reduced. Wrinkles in your lower eyelid will be less visible. You may look more rejuvenated and younger, resulting in an increase in your self-confidence.

When you decide to explore the surgical refinement of a facial feature, our goal at Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery is to begin your journey as a united team. We take our role in your care, happiness, and confidence to heart and strive to make your entire experience smooth and empowering. We will answer all your questions and help you understand your options to make the best decisions for yourself with a clear vision of your aesthetic goal in mind. We’re here to help you achieve your most confident self.

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