Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation
The eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul. They are the first thing that people notice about each other and also are one of the most powerful means of non-verbal communication. When there is extra skin or puffiness of the eyes, the face takes on a fatigued appearance that can make the individual appear excessively aged and tired. The remedy for this condition is blepharoplasty.
Lower blepharoplasty, or lower eyelid lift, is a commonly performed procedure that involves removing excess skin and excess tissue from the lower eyelids. This leads to a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
What to expect
The procedure may be done with sedation and takes less than an hour to complete. The incisions are hidden inside the eyelid and, if needed, just under the eyelashes. Using the most advanced techniques that utilizes the most current understanding of lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Ward uses the excess tissue that is responsible for the lower lid bags and uses it to augment the cheeks and under eye regions to achieve a natural, non-surgical appearance. The extra skin is removed and the fat compartments that contribute to the aged and tired appearance are addressed. The methods used for a particular individual depends on that individual’s needs.
The recovery is typically about a week, although bruising and swelling can persist for a longer period of time. Most patients will resume work within about 6-10 days and can resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks.