Blepharoplasty is a procedure that rejuvenates the upper and lower eyelids through the removal or repositioning of excess skin and fat. In order to minimize visible scarring, small incisions are made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids.
For most, results last 10 years or more. For some, results are permanent. It can take 3-6 months for results to be visible.
Recovery time is fairly fast, for most, you can be back to normal activities in 7 days. Pain from the procedure is mild. Local anesthetic injections, along with mild sedation may be used during the procedure.
Blepharoplasty (Lower Lid)
Removal of bulging orbital fat and excess skin from below the eye can improve the aged appearance and “bags” under the eyes. During transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty, the eyeball is protected by a plastic plate. The lower lid is retracted down and away from the eye. The initial incision is made with an electrocautery cutting device along the inside of the eyelid (conjunctiva).
A step-wise conservative removal of fat is undertaken from one, two, or all three of the fat pads, thereby sculpting the lower eyelid into its new shape. Care is taken to leave some of the lid’s fullness intact, as a hollowed eyelid suggests aging rather than youth.