The lower eyelids are one of the first places your body shows signs of aging. The thin skin is extremely vulnerable to gravity, sun damage, and genetics. You may have fat pockets, or “bags” under your eyes, or your eyes may seem to “sink” and appear more skeletal, and the rims of your eye sockets more prominent. You may appear more tired or older than you actually are.
A lower blepharoplasty (Under Eye Surgery), can tighten skin, reposition fat, and give you eyes that appear bigger, brighter, alert, and more youthful.
Healthy patients who have loose or sagging skin around the lower eyelids, or who want to lessen under-eye puffiness.
You’ll have local or general anesthesia, and an incision will be made that, once healed, will leave scars well-hidden in the folds and contours of your eyes. Depending on the structure of your face, fat deposits around the eyes will be removed or repositioned and excess skin will be trimmed.
Postoperative pain is minimal, but your eyes will be bruised and swollen. It will be about 4-7 days before you can return to work and normal activities, depending on what your specific blepharoplasty entails. A lower blepharoplasty can be performed in conjunction with an upper blepharoplasty if needed.
All surgeries carry risks for medical complications, which your surgeon will discuss with you. Don’t take aspirin, Advil, fish oil, or other blood thinners for two weeks before and after surgery, to lessen bruising and bleeding.
You’ve effectively turned back the clock on your eye area—which, in many cases, means you’ve refreshed your entire face. Your eyes will appear bigger, smoother, and more open.
A 3D Vectra Imaging consultation allows you to preview a photo realistic new you. Available at The Mid Florida Institute of Plastic Surgery in Altamonte Springs. Consultation fee applies.
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