What is Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that removes the excess skin and/or fat around the eyes to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. It can reduce the puffy appearance and under eye “bags” of the lower eyelids that often contribute to facial aging. Surgery is customized to individual needs and may be performed with a scar-less, minimally invasive approach.
The Surgery :
This procedure can be performed in an outpatient (non-hospital) setting under light anesthesia consisting of IV sedation and local medication injected at the surgical site. Patients are able to go home the same day of the procedure. The surgery itself takes approximately 45 minutes on average. The incision for eyelid bag removal is hidden on the backside of the eyelid to achieve a scar-less result. In certain cases, skin removal is needed to address concurrent lower lid wrinkles and excess lower lid skin in order to achieve the desired rejuvenative result. In all cases, meticulous surgical planning ensures the proper closure and function of the eyelids post operatively.
What to Expect After Surgery :
Bruising and swelling is typical after eyelid surgery and peaks in the first post-operative week. We recommend remaining home to recover for approximately one week. Thereafter, most patients can comfortably return to work. During the recovery period, heavy exertion and makeup use is avoided. Once recovered, our patients often tell us they appear less “tired” and feel more refreshed, while still remaining true to their natural appearance.