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Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Bags under the eyes, dark circles and puffiness make eyes look older and tired. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty removes excess fatty tissue causing bags under the eyes and give you a more energetic, less tired appearance.

 

The Procedure

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure generally performed with local anesthesia and possibly requiring light IV sedation. An incision can be made on the inner part of the eyelid where it will be concealed from view, or made just beneath the eyelash line where it will be hidden in the eyelid crease. If there is excessive skin in the lower lid, the incision is made just below the lashes. The incision is then closed with fine sutures. Sculpting and repositioning the fat will restore the lower lid’s natural contour.

 

The Recovery

Following your eyelid surgery, your eyesight will be blurry and your eyes may need to be covered intermittently with cold guaze for the first three days. Discomfort is minimal and is typically easily controlled. Minimal swelling and some bruising are typical and should resolve in seven to ten days. Most people return to work in one week. The incision should look well healed within two to three weeks, with complete healing over a few months. Results are usually long-lasting.