Lower Eyelid BlepharoplastyAbout Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that is designed to resolve droopy eyelids, primarily through the excision and remove excess skin, fat, and muscle. Eyes sag as we age, stretching due to weakening support muscles and fat that can gather above and below them. For many people, the lower eyelid is especially prone to showing these signs of aging, but a lower eyelid procedure can be combined with an upper lid surgery, too.
During the procedure, we will make an incision in the eyelid’s natural crease or within the lower lid itself. From there, we will remove excess sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle. From there, we close the cut.
Benefits of Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty and What to Expect
Blepharoplasty is an effective and efficient solution to many of the signs of aging impacting the eyes. It can help with baggy or droopy eyelids, excess skin, and bags under your eyes. As such, it can help your eyes appear younger, more expressive, and more alert. When combined with an upper lid blepharoplasty, it can even yield some minor improvements to your eyesight by getting rid of excess skin that might otherwise interfere with your vision.
The impact of the results and the longevity of them can depend. It can take from 10 to 14 days for the final results to become apparent. The results of the procedure will last a lifetime for some patients, but others may find that droopy eyelids recur, which may warrant a follow-up treatment. However, many patients are very happy with the results and feel a boost in self-confidence due to a younger, more energetic appearance. Due to the fact that we place the incision in the folds or inside of the eyelid, scars fade and become minimally visible.
Potential Candidates for Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
The single best way to evaluate whether you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery is to schedule a consultation appointment with Shonan Beauty. This way, we can help you better gauge what to expect. If your eyelids are starting to sag or have any fatty deposits that we can find, then you are likely to be a good candidate for the procedure. It’s recommended, as with any cosmetic procedure, that you are in good health and not a smoker. If you do smoke, we may ask you to quit for weeks or months before the procedure. Otherwise, it’s important that we know of any pre-existing medical conditions and what medication you may take, as some may make surgical solutions potentially risky.