What is a lower blepharoplasty?
A lower blepharoplasty, also known as lower eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the lower eyelids. This surgical technique aims to address various concerns, including under-eye bags, excess skin, and wrinkles. Lower blepharoplasty can provide remarkable results, reducing the appearance of puffiness, sagging, and fine lines, resulting in a refreshed and revitalized appearance.
Am I a candidate?
The ideal candidates for a lower blepharoplasty, or lower eyelid surgery, are individuals who have specific concerns regarding their lower eyelids. This procedure is suitable for those experiencing under-eye bags, puffiness, excess skin, or wrinkles in the lower eyelid area.
Consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Warner, is essential to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Warner will evaluate your unique facial anatomy, discuss your goals, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan to achieve a more rejuvenated and youthful lower eyelid appearance.
What can I expect during a lower blepharoplasty procedure?
During the procedure, Dr. Warner may perform either a trans-conjunctival or trans-cutaneous lower blepharoplasty. Using the trans-conjunctival technique, incisions are made inside the lower eyelid, specifically along the conjunctiva, the inner lining of the eyelid. This approach offers the advantage of no visible external scarring. Through these internal incisions, excess fat deposits responsible for the under-eye bags are carefully removed or repositioned. Dr. Warner can also address other concerns such as loose skin or muscle laxity if necessary.
Using the trans-cutaneous technique, an external incision is made just below the eyelashes to access the underlying structures. Through this incision, excess fat, loose skin, and muscle can be carefully removed or adjusted to improve the appearance of under-eye bags, wrinkles, and sagging. This method allows Dr. Warner to have direct visibility and control during the procedure. While it may leave a thin, well-hidden scar, it offers the advantage of addressing a wider range of issues, including excess skin and muscle laxity.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Recovery time may vary, but most patients can expect temporary swelling and bruising that subsides within a few weeks. In most cases, patients only require pain medication on the day of the surgery. To ensure comfort during the recovery period, Tylenol is usually sufficient. For the first two days, it is recommended to apply cool compresses in 20-minute intervals. Although you may be able to return to work after 5-7 days, it’s important to note that some bruising and swelling may still be present. Bruising typically subsides within two weeks and can be concealed with makeup after one week. It is advisable to refrain from engaging in strenuous activities for two weeks post-surgery to facilitate proper healing.
Schedule a lower blepharoplasty consultation in Orlando
It’s important to consult with a board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon, like Dr. Warner, to determine if a lower blepharoplasty is the appropriate option to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. To find out if this procedure is right for you, call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to request a consultation at our practice in Orlando.