Eyelid Surgery | Brow Lift in Nashville, TN, with Dr. Michael Cash
Eyelid surgery and brow lift are procedures to correct drooping, puffy, or baggy eyelids and sagging brows that can make you look old and tired, even when you feel young and full of energy.
Drooping eyelids and brows can also interfere with your vision. Eyelid and brow lift surgeries restore a younger, brighter, more alert look to your face. Eyelid surgery does this by removing excess skin and unwanted fat deposits to lift sagging eyelids and eliminate puffiness. A brow lift raises drooping eyebrows, lifts the upper eyelids, and erases forehead lines by removing excess skin from the forehead.
You might need only one of the two procedures to restore a younger look to your eyes and the upper part of your face, or you might benefit from combining eyelid surgery with a brow lift.
To learn more about how eyelid surgery or a brow lift might benefit you, contact Nashville Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Michael Cash, M.D. Dr. Cash has attained certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has the training and expertise to perform complex reconstructive surgery and customized cosmetic procedures with remarkably natural-looking results.
Choose Dr. Cash for Eyelid or Brow Lift Surgery
Your choice of plastic surgeon is the paramount decision you’ll make in the process. Ample experience with this procedure is crucial. Always choose a surgeon who is board-certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which is the only valid board certification for a plastic surgeon.
Choose a surgeon who listens and whose results demonstrate a flexible and customized approach. A skilled surgeon will tailor the details of each cosmetic procedure to your unique needs and desires. As one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Nashville, Dr. Cash will spend time with you to understand the results you hope to achieve. He’ll explain what you should realistically expect, plus the risks and costs. He equips his patients with the knowledge they need to confidently make decisions, always treating everyone with respect and attention.
What Is an Eyelid Lift?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids. As you age, your facial skin gradually stretches and loses elasticity and gravity pulls it down. Fat can also shift downward, or build up in unwanted pockets. When this happens in your eyelids, the effect can make you look sleepy. A drooping upper eyelid can also limit your range of vision.
Eyelid surgery corrects these problems by tightening and lifting the skin of the eyelids and removing unwanted fat. The surgery can remove bulges of fat in the upper eyelids that weigh the lids down. It can also remove fat that has built up below the lower eyelids, correcting a puffy or baggy look.
What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, or forehead lift, is surgery to raise drooping eyebrows and smooth lines in the forehead. It does this by removing excess skin from the top of the forehead and repositioning underlying muscles and tissue. A brow lift is often the solution to sagging upper eyelids, as raising the brows also lifts the upper eyelids. You can see this relationship yourself by gently lifting your brows with your fingers while looking in the mirror. To see how a brow lift smooths forehead lines, gently lift the skin or your forehead by pressing upward at your hairline.
Why Might I Consider Eyelid Surgery or a Brow Lift in Nashville?
You might consider eyelid surgery or a brow lift if you’re bothered by the sagging or drooping appearance of your eyelids or eyebrows, or by puffy bags under your eyes. Either procedure, or a combination of the two, can make you look younger, more alert, and more attractive.
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How is Eyelid or Brow Lift Surgery Done?
Eyelid and brow lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia or using local anesthesia with sedation.
In eyelid surgery, Dr. Cash makes small incisions in the natural folds of the eyelids. He then removes excess skin and fat to raise the eyelids, eliminate puffiness and bags, and if needed, reduce the weight of the upper eyelid. Eyelid surgery typically takes about half an hour.
In a brow lift, Dr. Cash makes small incisions along the hairline. He then gently lifts the skin of the forehead and repositions underlying muscles and tissue. This pulls the eyebrows up and smooths lines in the forehead. Brow lift surgery typically takes less than an hour.
When the anesthesia has worn off and you are fully alert, you can go home. You’ll need a friend or family member to drive you.
What to Expect in Recovery
After eyelid surgery, you may experience some tenderness around your eyes in the first day or two, which can be relieved with pain medication. After either eyelid surgery or a brow lift, you can expect some swelling or bruising. This will become less noticeable after a few days and disappear completely within a few weeks. Once sutures have been removed and the incisions have healed, you’ll be able to hide any short-term bruising with makeup.
Dr. Cash will provide you with detailed instructions for self-care in recovery, when to see him for follow-up appointments, and how to reach him with any concerns. He generally recommends that you rest at home for a week to ten days before returning to work or resuming your normal activities.
Schedule Your Consultation for Eyelid Surgery or a Brow Lift Today
Contact Nashville Plastic Surgery online or by calling (615) 454-2271 to schedule a consultation for eyelid surgery or a brow lift with Dr. Michael Cash. He will examine you, review your medical history, ask questions to understand your goals for treatment, and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach. Patients in metro Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee choose Dr. Cash as their cosmetic surgeon and treatment professional because of his ability to create stunning results and for the caring attention he and his staff provide.