Our Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Services in Memphis, TN


 
Cosmetic eyelid maxillofacial surgery encompasses those procedures designed to enhance and improve the form and appearance of the maxillofacial region. Cosmetic surgery is performed on hard and soft tissues to correct unattractive features of the eyelids, chin, nose, skin, ears, neck, cheeks, and face.
We have one of the few dual degreed and dual licensed maxillofacial/ facial plastic surgeon in the Memphis region. Dr. Williams has extensive expertise and experience in facial cosmetic surgery. Our goals are to enhance both your self esteem and quality of life by improving your appearance. This is done in an atmosphere of strict confidentiality.
 
 
 
 
 

Surgical Design

In order for healing to proceed in the most predictably and best looking way careful surgical design must be employed. The planning of incisions with respect to size, location, and direction can have an enormous impact upon the final outcome. So can the way tissues are handled and arranged beneath the skin. Plastic surgeons must consider not only the maneuvers needed within the body to accomplish the desired result, but the design of their access and its repair.
Placing incisions in shadows, body creases, or the hair will help to mask the scarring inevitable after surgery. When incisions must be made on exposed portions of the anatomy, care must be made in order to place them in the proper direction. When confronted with a traumatic injury, the surgeon must carefully remove devitalized tissues ( "derides" the wound), with care to spare as much of the critical anatomy as possible. Meticulous, anatomic repair of all tissue layers will then follow.
 
 
 

Grafting

"Grafting" is a surgical procedure in which tissue is totally removed from the body and transferred to another area. The transferred tissue may be skin, cartilage, or bone. The success of such an undertaking is dependent upon the body's ability to regenerate good circulation for the transferred tissue from the bed of tissue which will support or surround it. Thus, the surgeon must be convinced that the site in which the graft will be placed is healthy and well supplied with blood vessels.
Since it will take even healthy tissue some time to "grow" new blood vessels into a graft, the amount of tissue which can be transferred is relatively limited. Until the vascular in growth occurs, the graft must be able to survive on the nourishment provided by diffusion from within the bed. Tissue layers will then follow.