Lower Blepharoplasty may be for you! Have you tried eye creams with minimal or no results? Do you wish you could turn back the clock and look and feel like you did years ago? As we age, the lower eyelids often show aging changes earlier and more significantly than other areas of the face. The eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on the body surface and with age it becomes even thinner. Changes that become noticeable include puffiness, extra skin, bulging of fatty tissue, and “bags” under the eyes. The area below the eyes is a region of the face that cannot be hidden, and when people look at and speak with us they invariably look at our eyes.
Many people try everything from cucumber slices, to tea bags, to expensive lotions in an effort to improve this region of the face. While it is understandable that minimal approaches be tried initially, often a more significant solution is necessary. Surgical correction of the lower eyelids is called blepharoplasty (eyelift) surgery and it aims to restore a refreshed and more youthful look.
This kind of surgery is typically performed as an outpatient same-day surgery with minimal discomfort. Sometimes this surgery is performed together with an eyebrow lift or with an upper eyelid procedure. I perform this surgery with precise and extremely fine suturing ￼￼techniques. Here you can see a before and after photograph of an actual patient of mine about 1 month after surgery. Notice that her bags are gone, and yet the shape and contour of her eyes remain the same. She just looks great!
As a board-certified, fellowship trained oculofacial surgeon I perform delicate eyelid and facial procedures almost daily. I always place the highest priority on the protection and safety of your eyes. My goal for lower eyelid surgery is for you to have a rested, naturally refreshed appearance to help you look and feel terrific!