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If you are dealing with under-eye bags, dark circles, or puffiness, you’ve come to the right place. Desert Eyesthetics is pleased to offer lower eyelid blepharoplasty or a lower eyelid lift to remove excess fatty tissue under the eyes, restoring your rested, youthful appearance. Dr. Garcia, our acclaimed oculoplastic surgeon, utilizes cutting-edge equipment and the latest surgical techniques to deliver dramatic results that last.
As the years go by, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner and less elastic, causing the fat pads under the eyes to bulge and create a puffy appearance. Other causes of under-eye bags include genetics, fluid retention, dehydration, lack of sleep, allergies, and some medical conditions.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty, also known as a lower eyelid lift, is a procedure used to treat under-eye bags and other lower eyelid concerns. It involves the removal of the excess skin, fat, and muscle from the lower eyelids to reduce under-eye bagginess or puffiness and deliver a more rested, refreshed appearance.
Candidates for lower eyelid blepharoplasty are those with bags or wrinkles under their eyes or excess skin or fat on their lower eyelids that make them look tired or older. It is also recommended for individuals with sagging or drooping lower eyelids that may interfere with their vision.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure Dr. Garcia performs under local anesthesia for your comfort. We are also happy to offer light IV sedation, if required, to ensure you are relaxed while undergoing your dramatic transformation.
During your eyelid surgery, Dr. Garcia will make a small incision on the inner part of the eyelid, out of view or just beneath the eyelash line, where it can be hidden in the eyelid crease. If there is excessive skin in the lower eyelid, Dr. Garcia will make the incision just below the lashes. Next, she will sculpt and reposition the fat to restore the lower lid’s natural contour and to eliminate the excess fatty tissue causing bags under the eyes. The result? A more energetic, rested, and vibrant appearance.
Dr. Garcia will talk to you about what you can expect after your lower eyelid surgery and provide you with aftercare instructions to promote healing and recovery. If you have any questions, make sure to contact our office for guidance.
After the procedure, your eyesight may feel blurry. You may need to cover your eyes intermittently with cold gauze for the first three days and will need to sleep in an elevated position for a few days. Most patients experience minimal swelling and bruising, which typically resolve within a week or so. Any minor discomfort is easily controlled with the help of the pain medication prescribed for you.
Most individuals return to work and resume their normal activities in about a week. The incision should heal well in two to three weeks, with complete healing taking place over a few months.
The results of lower eyelid blepharoplasty are typically long-lasting, although they may be affected by numerous factors, including sun exposure, aging, and lifestyle. To maintain the best possible results, keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays, and follow Dr. Garcia’s post-treatment instructions.
Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our under-eye bag solutions. Dr. Garcia will evaluate your unique needs and recommend the best option to restore your youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Are you ready for a lasting transformation? Call us and schedule your appointment today!