Lower Eyelid Surgery
A lower blepharoplasty can restore a smooth youthful appearance to the lower eyelid and cheek. Enhancement of the lower eyelids with cosmetic surgery can remove the bags under the eyes and improve the dark “tear troughs”, between the eyelids and cheek.
At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, we provide advanced blepharoplasty techniques that include repositioning of excess fat over the cheek to avoid a hollow appearance. The lower lid muscles are supported and tightened to maintain the natural shape and appearance of your eyes.
A lower eyelid blepharoplasty can comfortably in the office with local anesthesia and mild sedation or while you are asleep under general anesthesia in one of our affiliated certified surgery centers or hospitals. Results can last a lifetime and will have you looking refreshed and more youthful even as you naturally age.
Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery Consultation
During your consultation, our dedicated staff, led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Hamawy, will ask you about your concerns and cosmetic goals. This way we can understand your expectations and let you know if we can realistically accomplish them. We will evaluate your face as a whole and analyze the amount of eyelid skin you have and the position of your eyebrows. During your consultation, photographs will be taken for your medical records and surgical planning.
We will provide you with all the information regarding your procedure, and any limitations or risks. We will also explain the techniques are best for you based on your consultation and your specific anatomy such as the amount of fat in the eyelids, quality of skin, and surrounding structures.
Lower Blepharoplasty Technique
During a lower eyelid procedure we will hide incisions in the natural creases or lines around your eyes. All procedures are individualized based on your specific anatomy and no one technique is right for every patient. In most cases, excess skin and fat will be repositioned or removed. In more severe cases eyelid muscles may also be tightened. If you have early signs of aging you may not need as much as a person with more advanced signs. Incisions around the eyes usually heal very well to be nearly invisible.
Recovery after a Lower Blepharoplasty
You will likely have swelling and bruising around your eyes for several days after your procedure. Cold compresses will help for the first couple days. Sleeping with your head can also help decrease the swelling. It may take a few weeks before your eyelids close naturally like they did before the procedure. You will be given prescriptions for eye drops and ointments for you to apply around the eyes to assist with healing.
It is normal for vision to be blurry for a few days after a lower blepharoplasty. So do not be alarmed if you have difficulty reading clearly or watching television immediately after the procedure. If you wear contact lenses, it may be about two weeks before you can begin to wear them again.
Combining a Lower Blepharoplasty with Other Procedures
Many patients choose to combine other advanced procedures with their lower eyelid surgery to produce natural appearing complete facial rejuvenation that will keep everyone around you guessing how you look so good. Noninvasive procedures such as Ultherapy, Photofacials, Laser resurfacing and chemical peels as well as surgical procedure like a facelift, upper eyelid lift, and nose surgery can refresh your entire appearance. As our team at Princeton Plastic Surgeon about our facial rejuvenation packages or have a consultation with our Vectra 3D simulations and see how your new on the screen before committing to any surgery. Our team, led by Dr. Hamawy has over 20 years of experience and have performed thousands of facial plastic surgery procedures to satisfy our patients that travel from around the world. Contact us today to learn more.