Lower Blepharoplasty (Lower eyelid skin removal)

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to address concerns such as excess skin, wrinkles, and bags under the eyes. Unlike upper blepharoplasty, the lower eyelid procedure is more complex and requires general anesthesia. The main goal of this procedure is to rejuvenate the eyelid by removing the excess protruding fat that causes the formation of bags and tightening the skin around the eyes. This leads to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

The procedure involves making an incision beneath the eyelashes, which is then used to remove the excess fat and tissue from the lower eyelid. The remaining skin is then tightened, and the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures. The incision is strategically placed to be hidden under the natural creases of the eyes and the lid margin, minimizing the appearance of scarring.

After the surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. To reduce these symptoms, the doctor may recommend the use of cold compresses, pain medications, and avoiding any strenuous activities that could strain the eyes. In addition, patients should avoid wearing contact lenses for a few weeks after the procedure to allow the eyes to heal.

The recovery time for lower eyelid blepharoplasty is longer than that of upper blepharoplasty, and patients may need to spend a night in the hospital. However, the results of the procedure are long-lasting, and patients can expect a more refreshed and youthful appearance. They can also experience improved self-confidence and quality of life, as they are no longer self-conscious about their under-eye bags or wrinkles.

In conclusion, lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a safe and effective procedure for those who want to rejuvenate their appearance by addressing under-eye bags, wrinkles, and other concerns. While the procedure is more complex than upper blepharoplasty, it offers long-lasting results and improved self-confidence.