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Eyelid Surgery

Many parts of our bodies change as we age, and it is most noticeable in the face. One area that suffers the most change is the skin surrounding the eye. The loose skin and wrinkles around the eyes that develop over the years can, unfortunately, detract from gorgeous eyes.

When individuals consider different rejuvenating cosmetic surgery options, they often do not realize that eyelid surgery is an option. However, eyelid surgery can be a perfect choice for people who want to gain a youthful glow to their appearance.

If you are looking to get eyelid surgery done in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee area, there is no better place than Jim Brantner M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. With his impressive credentials and decades of experience, you can trust that Dr. Brantner and his team will meet your needs.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, works to restore your eyelids in a way that makes your face vibrant and youthful. During eyelid surgery, a medical professional removes the loose skin and fat surrounding the eyes. As a result, your eyes will pop in a way they may not have for many years. 

The effects of eyelid surgery are long-term. In some cases, the results are more temporary yet last multiple years, while some procedures can leave permanent results. 

People choose blepharoplasty for various reasons, but most often it is because they do not like the look and feel of loose skin at their eyelids. Others want to correct wrinkles caused by sun damage. 

Although eyelid surgery has many benefits, there are also some cosmetic issues it does not address. For example, eyelid surgery does not fix crow’s feet or hyperpigmentation in the eye area. It also does not address sagging eyebrows. However, many of our patients choose to combine cosmetic procedures to achieve their goals. One popular choice is to get eyelid surgery in conjunction with a brow lift for maximum effect. 

Please contact us today at (423) 328-9000 to set up an appointment for a consultation with a cosmetic​ surgeon from our team.

What Kinds of Eyelid Surgery Are There?

There are two kids of blepharoplasty: upper lid and lower lid. 

Upper Lid

Upper lid procedures target upper eyelid sagginess. Sometimes a sagging upper eyelid can block a small part of your vision, and upper lid treatment can help with that issue and enliven the eye’s appearance. 

Lower Lid

Lower lid surgery treats the dreaded under-eye bags that are more pronounced in some people than others that worsen with age for almost everyone. The lower lid procedure can often be done with just a minor incision to the fatty bags under the eye. 

What Are the Steps of the Eyelid Surgery Process?


The surgery process for any patient begins with a consultation. We review your medical background, learn about your goals, and examine your unique facial anatomy. This allows us to come up with a personalized plan for your eyelid surgery process. 



At your consultation, Dr. Brantner will inform you of any steps you need to take to prepare for surgery. General recommendations include not wearing eye makeup for several days before the procedure and avoiding certain drugstore medications. 



Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure. Depending on the circumstances, the doctor performs the surgery under either general anesthesia or “twilight” anesthesia, also known as conscious sedation. These choices are made based on what will be most appropriate and comfortable for your unique needs. 

The anesthetic will be injected near the eyelid. For most surgeries, the doctor will then make an incision. The incision will be at the eyelid’s crease for upper eyelid surgery and at the lower lash line for lower eyelid surgery. Some lower lid surgery does not require an incision. 

The process generally takes about one to two hours. 

Some patients choose to combine two or more cosmetic surgeries into one session, in which case the operating period could be more than two hours. 



    You will leave your surgery fully prepared with information regarding how to care for yourself post-blepharoplasty and what to do if any issues arise. 

    Some bruising or swelling of the eyelid area is completely normal post-surgery. Remaining upright as much as possible, which includes sleeping in a recliner or on multiple pillows, is one thing that can help mitigate swelling. 

    Generally, our patients can return to their regular routines after about one week. 

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      When working with Jim Brantner M.D. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, you can trust that you are in great hands. Dr. Brantner’s results and reviews from many satisfied customers speak for themselves. 

      Visit our website or call us at 423-328-9000 to schedule your consultation today. 

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      I went to Dr Brantner for reconstruction revision. I'm very, very pleased with the results. The staff were wonderful. I can't thank them enough for taking care of my surgery and making me feel and look so much better!!! I would highly recommend Dr Brantner.

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