RG Blepharoplasty with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia

Lines, creases, and sagging skin around the eyelids can cause you to look constantly tired — and can even make you look older than you really are. This is part of the aging process, but at RG Plastic Surgery in Nashville, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia can perform eyelid surgery to revitalize and restore your appearance.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery isn’t just one of Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s most common procedures; it’s also one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. because it’s fairly minor and gets excellent results. Blepharoplasty has the ability to reduce:

•    Sagging and puffy eyelid skin
•    Fine lines around the eyes
•    Excess skin that is impairing vision
•    Dark circles underneath the eyes
•    Bags under the eyes
•    Lower eyelids that droop, showing white beneath the iris

The Importance of Working with an Expert

Although blepharoplasty is a commonly performed procedure, it’s not merely a simple excision of skin and fat from the upper and/or lower lids. Instead, it’s a procedure that requires a unique understanding of eyelid architecture. The over-excision of skin, muscle, or fat can be devastating. 

As an expert in blepharoplasty, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia is able to preserve and reposition fat, form a natural lid fold (crease), elevate a weakened eyelid muscle (ptosis repair), tighten the outer corner of the eyelids (canthoplasty), and have an overall understanding of what attractive eyes look like. 

A Customized Procedure Just for You

Aged eyelids are a consequence of the following factors:

  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Loss of elasticity and collagen
  • Loss of support (underlying bone support)
  • Loss of facial fat

These factors can result in droopy- or puffy-looking eyelids, as well as under-eye hollows or heavy under-eye bags. Depending on which factors of aging are affecting the appearance of your eyelids, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will determine which treatments will best help you achieve your goals. He may choose to incorporate both an upper and lower blepharoplasty, or he may determine that you need just one of the two procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia, he will listen to your goals for surgery as well as examine your eyelids in order to recommend the best procedure plan for you.

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Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s Holistic Approach 

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia is not a plastic surgeon who only performs one procedure. When you choose to work with him, you’re choosing comprehensive and holistic rejuvenation. This means he will evaluate you as a whole in order to provide multiple procedures to put your appearance in balance. His work is always a combination to ensure an improved and optimal outcome. 

Blepharoplasty Surgical Details

Eyelid surgery can be performed with minimal sedation or local injections of anesthesia.

While blepharoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure, it’s still a delicate surgery that requires an artistic touch to attain the desired results. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia takes a very customized approach to blepharoplasty, creating a surgical plan for each patient that is unique to the needs of their aging eyelids.

No two sets of eyes are the same, and Dr. Ramirez Gavidia uses his years of experience and expertise to provide each one of his patients with a tailored procedure to achieve a youthful and harmonious outcome.

What is Recovery Like After Eyelid Surgery?

Following your blepharoplasty, you’ll need to take it easy for a few days. The sensitive skin of your eyelids should be protected from excessive sun exposure and from too much friction as the area heals. Typically, only minor discomfort is experienced after this procedure, which is easy to control with mild analgesics and aftercare instructions that will be provided to you by Dr. Ramirez Gavidia.

  • Approximately one week of recovery
  • Bruising and/or discoloration may last up to a week
  • Head should be kept elevated during healing 
  • Eyelids may feel swollen, dry, tight, sore, sticky, blurry, or light-sensitive
  • No contact lenses for three weeks 
  • Do not exercise until we clear you 
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After all swelling has subsided, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will schedule follow-up appointments with you to make sure you are completely satisfied with your results.

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Why Choose Dr. Ramirez Gavidia?

Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia is a double board-certified aesthetic surgeon of the face, breast, and body who has been serving Nashville for five years at his practice, RG Plastic Surgery. He is widely respected for his attention to detail; high-end, luxury service; artistry; unique holistic philosophy, and — most importantly — his results. If you’re interested in eyelid surgery with us, a consultation with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will give you the information necessary to understand what procedures are appropriate for you. Contact RG Plastic Surgery today to schedule your own consultation appointment and take the first step.

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Lift Surgery?

If you’re in the greater Nashville area and you’re interested eyelid surgery with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia, you may be an excellent candidate; however, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with him to find out. In general, those who make ideal patients for this procedure are those who:

  • Are unhappy with puffy or saggy skin around their eyes  
  • Are unhappy with their under-eye bags 
  • Have excess skin that is affecting their vision
  • Do not have any pre-existing eye conditions
  • Do not have thyroid problems 
  • Are non-smokers in good health
  • Are willing to commit to the length of recovery 
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