Eyelid Surgery in Memphis

As the Mid South’s premier oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Linder has performed countless reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgeries, ranging from simple outpatient treatments to complex and life-changing procedures.

No matter the patient or the intended goal, Dr. Linder works to develop an optimal treatment plan or surgical intervention along with ongoing care and support to ensure lasting results.  

If you’re considering eyelid surgery, get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation. During your initial consultation, Dr. Linder will evaluate your eyelids and facial structure as well as your desired goals. From there, a surgical plan will be developed and discussed to get you on the road to your best new you.

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Blepharoplasty surgery removes excess eyelid skin and tissue, eliminating the look of droopy or baggy eyelids. This procedure can be performed on upper and/or lower eyelids and offers a gratifying cosmetic benefit and improves skin integrity with little downtime.

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“Ptosis” is the drooping of the upper eyelid. This condition can impact one or both eyes, and may occur in children or adults. Depending on the cause, surgical intervention can help tighten the surrounding muscle and raise affected eyelids.

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Sagging eyebrows can lead to eyelid droopiness. It can also cause a less than desirable, tired, or even angry appearance. Brow surgeries can correct symptoms by elevating and suspending brows with smaller incisions and less risk.

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Double eyelid surgery, or Asian blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to create an upper eyelid crease for patients without a natural eyelid fold.

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In cases of entropion, the lower eyelid or lashes turn inwards towards the eye. This is often caused by age, injury, scarring, inflammation or a congenital defect. Entropion can lead to excessive tearing, infections, and even impaired vision.

During a simple outpatient procedure, Dr. Linder can tighten a patient’s eyelid and relevant attachments, immediately restoring the lid’s integrity. Within one week, most patients see full results with little to no soreness or swelling.

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Like entropion, ectropion can lead to recurrent infections, corneal damage and impaired vision—and, likewise, can often be treated with a simple outpatient tightening procedure.

Ectropion cases eyelids to turn outward. Symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors including age, injuries, tumors or Bell’s palsy. Within one week of surgery, most patients see significant results.  

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When wounds heal they often leave scarring behind which can be problematic when excess scar tissue develops on or near the eyes. Depending on the location of the wound and subsequent scarring, patients may have trouble opening or closing eyes or experience misdirected lashes, ptosis, eyelid margin notches or other issues. Simple scar revision can lessen a scar’s visibility and minimize physical effects.

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Cancer On and Around the Eyelids

When it comes to eyelid skin cancer, most occur in the lower lids. However, it’s possible to find nodules or other markers in the corners of eyes, eyebrow skin and eyelid margins. Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Painless or elevated nodules
  • Missing eyelashes
  • Skin ulcers
  • Bleeding and/or crusting in or around eyes and eyelids
  • Visible skin distortion in/around eyes and eyelids

Depending on the type of skin cancer and point of detection, Dr. Linder will plan an eyelid surgery that minimizes scarring while removing cancer tissue from your eye area. Most excisions can be done in-office or in an outpatient facility where margins can be checked immediately to ensure all cancerous tissue has been removed.

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Dr. James Linder, MD, PC

What Our Patients Say

"My surgery with Dr. Linder was a wonderful experience. My vision has improved very much. He and his staff are very friendly and compassionate. Thank you for everything!"
- Barbara H.

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Our Procedures

Dermal Fillers and Injectables

Injectable dermal fillers can enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

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Dr. Linder has been in private practice at his current office location in East Memphis on Poplar Avenue since 2003. Dr. Linder has a special focus on reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows, and tearing disorders. Whether your procedure is medically necessary or cosmetic, be assured Dr. Linder will treat you with the most advanced technology and techniques available, while providing the highest level of care.

6258 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119

112 Stonebridge Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38305


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