What is Eyelid Surgery?

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is designed to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area, making you look rested and alert.

  • Average Cost: Starts at $3k (not including facility and/or anesthesia) 
  • Typical Recovery Period: approximately 10 days
  • Discomfort Level: Mild
  • Anesthesia Options: Local (in office) or heavy sedation/general  
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Benefits of Blepharoplasty

  • Remove excess fatty deposits and puffiness along the upper eyelids
  • Trim loose or sagging skin that creates folds and disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid
  • Remove excess skin and wrinkles along the lower eyelid
  • Minimize heavy bags
  • Correct lower eyelid droopiness

Are You a Candidate?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are Nashville men and women who:

  • Have healthy facial tissue and muscles
  • Are non-smokers and in good general health
  • Aren’t diagnosed with serious eye conditions
  • Have specific and realistic goals for how they’d like to improve their appearance 

In addition, please alert Dr. Moran if you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, dry eye, a detached retina, Graves’ disease, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, as these conditions may impact your candidacy.

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The Procedure: What to Expect

Eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures. To begin, patients will be given an anesthetic to help maintain comfort throughout the entire process. Dr. Moran will then actively work to remove any excess skin and recontour the remaining tissue in the treatment area.

By removing small amounts of excess skin and fat, one can transform the eyelid region to a more youthful and refreshed look. The upper eyelid incision is hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid and is barely perceptible. The lower eyelid incision is so close to the lashes that it can barely be seen with the naked eye.

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is a specialized eyelid surgery technique designed to rejuvenate the lower eyelids. Unlike traditional blepharoplasty, this approach conceals incisions inside the lower eyelid, eliminating external scarring. It primarily addresses under-eye bags caused by fat deposits, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This minimally invasive procedure is popular for its reduced recovery time and risks compared to conventional methods. It's often chosen by those seeking to reverse signs of aging around the eyes without conspicuous surgical marks, offering a natural and revitalized look. Dr. Moran carries out thorough assessments of his patients in order to determine whether they are suitable candidates for the procedure.

Recovery After Eyelid Surgery

After your eyelid surgery, you may experience some swelling and bruising for approximately one to three weeks. For the first week, it will be important to rest frequently, but you’ll also want to start taking light walks around the house as soon as you feel up to it. Most patients are able to resume their normal routines and return to work after around 10 to 14 days. However, you should avoid strenuous physical activity for approximately four to six weeks for optimal healing.

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Eyelid Surgery Testimonial

“Dr. Moran is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. I love that she listens and takes time to answer my questions. I have had many visits and have had Botox, fillers, and my upper eyelids done and have been thrilled with the results…. I would recommend Dr. Moran to all my friends.”

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Mary Lynn

Moran MD

Why Choose Dr. Mary Lynn Moran for Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Mary Lynn Moran is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has over 28 years of experience. When you choose her for your eyelid surgery, she will take the time to get to know you and understand your unique aesthetic goals. Dr. Moran and her team take great pride in providing each patient with a comfortable, low-stress experience, personalized care, and superb results. You can rest assured that Dr. Moran will approach your procedure with precision, attention to detail, and compassion. If you’re interested in learning more about blepharoplasty, contact our Franklin, TN office today and schedule your consultation.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

Where is eyelid surgery performed?

What kind of anesthesia is required?

What is the recovery period like?

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

Where is eyelid surgery performed?

Dr. Moran performs eyelid surgery on an outpatient basis, which means you’ll return home the same day to begin the healing process. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home from a nearby, fully accredited outpatient surgery center in the Franklin, TN area.

What kind of anesthesia is required?

Upper eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation, while lower eyelid surgery is done under general anesthesia with intravenous sedation.

What is the recovery period like?

The healing process from eyelid surgery depends on the extent of the procedure. However, most of our patients can return to work and their normal daily routine within ten days.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

The price of every cosmetic procedure varies from patient to patient depending on their individual needs. During your consultation at our Nashville area office, we’ll assess the current state of your eyes and develop a surgical plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. Once we have a plan of action, we’ll discuss the cost of your eyelid surgery. We also provide affordable financing options through CareCredit.

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