What is Upper Blepharoplasty?

The older we become, the eyes begin to show more and more signs of aging. Having a heavily hooded appearance to the eyes and experiencing a perpetually tired look are the main reasons why patients ask us about eye surgery. These changes can be easily corrected surgically with an upper eyelid surgery (also called “upper blepharoplasty”). At RG Plastic Surgery in Nashville, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia takes this procedure to an artistic level. 

Why Choose Upper Blepharoplasty?

Those seeking upper eyelid surgery are looking for a fresher, more attractive appearance for their eyes. Under the skilled hands of Dr. Ramirez Gavidia, this procedure can achieve the following benefits:

  • A more youthful, wide-eyed, rejuvenated appearance
  • The brightness and expression of the eyes is restored
  • Corrects hooding on the upper eyelids
  • Reduces puffiness of the upper eyelids
  • Tightens loose skin and weakened muscles
  • Removes excess skin that may be sagging and impairing vision

A Holistic Approach to Aesthetic Procedures

With Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s unique holistic approach, he focuses not only on performing one procedure but instead combines multiple procedures to deliver artistic balance and overall improvement. By looking at you as a whole rather than simply focusing on one area, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia achieves comprehensive and holistic rejuvenation. 

Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery Details

When surgery is performed on the upper eyelid, excess fat, skin, and tissue may be removed. This procedure can actually help restore vision for those with particularly excessive sagging and drooping. It is typically performed under local anesthesia. 

In the RG signature upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will excise hanging skin through a hidden incision in the eyelid’s natural crease. The fat in the area is carefully preserved, as it gives the eyes a more youthful look. If the eye area is hollow, fat or filler can be injected into the eyelid area.

It’s important to determine if your brow position is contributing to the excess eyelid skin. The brow tends to descend with age, which in turn accentuates the amount of excess skin of the upper eyelids. In these cases, it’s best to combine blepharoplasty with a brow lift. The brow lift will restore the brow to its youthful position, while the blepharoplasty will refresh the eyes. This results in the entire upper face being lifted and looking more awake and attractive.

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His technique is second to none.

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia is the absolute BEST in Nashville. He and his wonderful team are incredibly professional and knowledgeable. His technique is second to none.” — Cristina 

Recovery After Upper Eyelid Surgery

Recovery from upper blepharoplasty is mild. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Expect some slight swelling and bruising for 3-7 days
  • Keep ice packs or cold compresses on your eyes for the first 2-3 days 
  • Avoid strenuous activity for one week
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Why Nashville Loves Dr. Ramirez Gavidia and RG Plastic Surgery

One of the traits that Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia is regarded for is his artistic approach to cosmetic procedures, which combines multiple treatments and overall wellness to achieve comprehensive and holistic rejuvenation. He’s not the surgeon you go to for just one service; rather, he focuses on you as a whole to help you meet your goals. He is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who is well known in the greater Nashville area for his artistic and natural-looking results. If you’re interested in upper eyelid surgery or any other procedure of the face, breast, and body, we invite you to contact us today to set up your consultation.

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