What Is Blepharoplasty?

A procedure that improves the appearance of the eyes, as well as how they function, blepharoplasty is a common type of eyelid surgery. You’ll find several different types of eyelid surgery in Nashville ophthalmology centers, each one designed to address specific issues and bring about desired outcomes. Blepharoplasty focuses on improving the health and aesthetics of the eyelids and surrounding areas. Broadly speaking, an upper blepharoplasty corrects issues with the upper eyelids, while a lower blepharoplasty addresses issues related to lower eyelids. 


This type of eyelid surgery offers many benefits. Whether an eye doctor or other medical specialist has recommended this procedure for you, or you’re considering having it done for your own self-improvement needs, these are the benefits you can expect from blepharoplasty. 

Less Sagging – No More Droopy Eyelids

If your upper or lower eyelids are sagging, you may experience a number of visual and cosmetic issues. It is common for eyelids to sag as we age. One of the benefits of having a blepharoplasty procedure done is noticeably less sagging of your eyelids.  

Improved Vision

Eyelids can sag to the point that they impair your vision, making activities like driving or operating machinery riskier. Our eyelid surgery in Nashville tightens eyelid skin to prevent vision blockage, effectively improving eyesight.  

Better Side Vision

Many people with droopy, sagging eyelids notice that their side vision is especially affected. A blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and tighten saggy areas to restore peripheral vision

Reducing Tear Troughs

The groove between your lower eyelid and cheek is called a tear trough. Sagging lower eyelids can create deep troughs. In many cases, a blepharoplasty procedure can smooth out the trough for a softer appearance.  

Greater Comfort

Sagging eyelids can be very uncomfortable, particularly if they block your vision or get in the way of healthy tear production. Getting eyelid surgery in our Nashville ophthalmology center can bring your eyes greater comfort. 

More Alert Appearance

If you’re tired of looking sleep-deprived even when you’ve had a restful night, blepharoplasty can remedy this issue for eyes that look well-rested, plus an overall more alert expression.

Rejuvenated Eyelids

Sagging eyelids can lead to eyes that tire easily. Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your eyelids by eliminating excess tissue that gets in the way, leaving you with a younger appearance, better vision, smoother skin around the eyes, and healthier eyelids. 

Greater Confidence

Drooping, puffy eyelids can create a conflict between how you feel inside and how you look in the mirror. When the appearance of your eyelids more closely matches the way you feel, you’ll likely enjoy a boost in confidence, particularly when you’re out at social gatherings. 

What to Expect During Surgery

Before your procedure, you will receive detailed information on what to do to prepare for your eyelid surgery here in Nashville. We encourage you to bring us your questions.

During an upper lid procedure, your surgeon will make a skillful incision along the fold of the eyelid to remove excess skin and fat. The cut is then closed. 

During a lower lid procedure, a cut is made below the eyelashes along a natural crease, or inside the lid. After removing or redistributing excess skin and fat, the incision is closed. 

When the procedure is done, you’ll recover comfortably until you are ready to leave for home, typically later that same day. 

Follow the instructions given to you for a smooth recovery. It’s important to avoid strenuous activity for at least a week. 

Why Choose TN Oculoplastics

At TN Oculoplastics, your comfort and safety are paramount. Our medical specialists and office staff care about everyone who walks into our center, and our procedures are designed to create a comfortable experience before, during, and after your treatment.

If you are considering eyelid surgery in Nashville, know that at TN Oculoplastics, we:

  • Specialize in ophthalmic and reconstructive surgery
  • Focus on treating the eyelids, tear ducts, and orbits of the eye
  • Treat both medical and cosmetic patients
  • Offer several locations for your convenience

Our physicians are courteous and professional, with impressive credentials that make them well qualified to improve patients’ eye health and appearance.  

Schedule a Consultation Today in Nashville, TN

Whether you’ll benefit from a blepharoplasty procedure to rejuvenate your eyes, or a different procedure might be better suited for you, the first step is to schedule a consultation with the medical staff at TN Oculoplastics. 

Our specialties help patients enjoy better eye health along with a more youthful appearance. Book your consultation with one of our centers today.