Lower lid blepharoplasty or lower eyelid surgery is a popular procedure for improving baggy, saggy, and wrinkled under eye area. With age your skin will naturally lose its fat padding and elasticity. This can cause the lower eyelid to become baggy and wrinkled. Lower eyelid cosmetic surgery can help you attain a smoother and more youthful looking appearance.
Some people prefer getting this procedure performed with others, like brow lift, facelift, and upper eyelid lift. Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics, led by oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan, provides lower eyelid lift to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Lower Eyelid Surgery Concerns
Lower lid blepharoplasty can be used for treating the following aesthetic concerns:
- baggy undereye area
- dark undereye circles
- eyelid sagging
- asymmetry of the lower eyelids
- eyelid skin wrinkling
It is vital that you speak with your surgeon honestly about your under eye concerns. You should also discuss the type of results you should expect from the procedure.
What Can You Achieve from a Lower Eyelid Surgery?
Excess fat and skin are removed during a lower eyelid surgery. The skin under the eye is then sewn back together to provide a tighter appearance. The under eye area is delicate and includes the eyeball and eye muscles. Your surgeon would have to follow a precise and delicate approach for smoothing the under eye area and to make it less puffy.
Lower Eyelid Surgery Procedure
There are several surgical approaches that can be used for lower eyelid surgery. The approach chosen will depend on your anatomy and aesthetic goals. The surgeon will mark the eyelids before the surgery to know where to make the incisions. You may be asked to sit up so that they can have a better idea about the eye bags.
The procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on your preferences and your surgeon’s experience. Doctors generally prefer general anesthesia for multiple procedures. You may be given local anesthesia if you are undergoing a lower eyelid surgery. In local anesthesia, the surgeon can test movement of eye muscles. This can reduce the risk of side effects.
Your surgeon will make cuts in the lower eyelid though the incision site may differ. Excess skin and fat will then be removed before sewing or suturing the skin back for creating a more lifted and smoother appearance. Some surgeons may recommend fat grafting for giving the eye a fuller appearance.
Recovery and Results
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure unless there are multiple plastic surgery procedures being performed together. Your doctor will give you a set of post-operative care instructions. It usually involves applying cold compress for at least 48 hours for reducing swelling and bruising.
The doctor may also prescribe eye drops and ointments to help you prevent infections. You should expect mild bruising, swelling and dry eyes for a few days following the surgery. Board certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan receives patients from Austin, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for safe and reliable lower eyelid lift surgery.
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