An eye lift can immensely help with eliminating that puffy look which makes you look aged and tired. Deep grooves under the eyes and appearance of bags are a major concern for a lot of people, especially those who look older than their age.
Am I a good candidate for a lower eyelid surgery?
Some of the reasons why you may consider a lower eyelid surgery could be that you have excessive skin and fine wrinkles that give a ‘crepe paper’ type effect on the eyelids. If you have dark circles or bags under your eyes, Blepharoplasty can help you eliminate these as well. Above all, general good health, a positive attitude, and realistic expectations make you an ideal candidate for the surgery.
What is the lower eyelid surgery procedure?
Unlike the upper eyelid surgery, there are a few options Dr. Stanislaw can offer you for your lower eyelid surgery:
- For improving the puffiness and bags, the transconjunctival approach is used where an incision is made inside your eyelid. Excess fat can be removed this way but not any excessive skin.
- For those patients who have little excess skin and strong eyelid support, the ‘skin pinch’ approach is used. Laser resurfacing or a chemical peel can also be used for removal of wrinkles and tightening any excessive skin.
- There is also the option of a non- surgical option for lower eyelids in the form of HA fillers. Restylane can be injected in the tear trough to rejuvenate the area under the eye. There is no guarantee of duration, but most patients will come back in after approximately 18 months for a touch-up. The touch up range is from one year to several years.
Will I have any scars?
In the transconjunctival approach, the incision is made inside the lower eyelid and no external incision is required, so there are no visible scars.
What will be my recovery like?
The time of recovery varies from patient to patient, but most patients resume normal activities within 10 days post-surgery.
Dr. Stanislaw advises patients to keep their head elevated for the first seven days and to avoid any strenuous activities, including swimming for about two weeks. Usually any swelling and bruising will resolve within two weeks.
How long will my results last?
The results of your lower eyelid surgery are long-lasting. Once the fat is removed from below the eyes, it does not grow back.