What is a lower blepharoplasty?
Tired of your lower eyelid bags and dark circles? Their removal is one of the most gratifying surgical procedures that can be performed to make you look younger and more refreshed.
A lower lid blepharoplasty tightens the lower eyelids and rids them of excess fat and skin. It is an outpatient procedure associated with minimal downtime and minimal discomfort.
What can lower blepharoplasty do?
A lower blepharoplasty:
- Removes lower lid puffs
- Lifts sagging lower eyelids
- Addresses wrinkling and fullness
- Fills the hollows that occur where the cheeks meet the under-eye.
A lower blepharoplasty can:
- Remove lower lid puffs
- Lift sagging lower eyelids
- Address wrinkling and fullness.
- Fill the hollows that occur where the cheeks meet the under-eye.
Lower blepharoplasty can be combined with laser to address dark circles and can be performed with other rejuvenation procedures.
How is it done?
We use a transconjunctival (behind the eyelid) approach in most patients to avoid scarring.
After you receive sedation, the skin is cleansed and the lower eyelid is numbed. No scalpel is used for surgery—either a light based energy device (laser) or a radiofrequency energy device (Renuvion) is used to create the incisions.
If we decide to lift and tighten the lower eyelid, a small incision (5-7 mm) is made in the outer corner of the eyelid.
If we laser the skin, we use a Sciton dual erbium laser to dramatically reduce wrinkles.
What is the recovery like?
Most of us want to get back to our lives as quickly as possible.
Many patients are surprised at how little bruising occurs with this procedure and how quickly they are back to work, play, and social activities.
In general, if there is bruising, we treat the bruises using intense pulsed light in the office—a procedure that we have noted in a journal publication to effectively decrease the time you are bruised.
Why choose us for this surgery?
Lower lid surgery is a highly nuanced procedure. Poorly planned or performed surgery can result in complications which we often see and treat from other surgeons. It’s better to get it right at the outset. We have performed thousands of these surgeries safely. Dr. Wulc is Board Certified in Ophthalmology (by the American Board of Ophthalmology) and Plastic Surgery (by the American Board of Physician Specialists) and has training and certification as an oculoplastic surgeon.
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