Bags under the lower eyelids make a person look sad and tired. Aging, sun damage and hereditary factors can cause or exacerbate lower eyelid bags. Those with a genetic predisposition to developing lower eyelid bags may notice this unwanted swelling as early as their teens. Fortunately, Mt. Vernon facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S., can perform an effective surgery to get rid of your lower eyelid bags, making you appear upbeat and rejuvenated.
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
Lower lid blepharoplasty, also known as lower eyelid surgery, involves removing fatty tissue beneath the eyelid, repositioning it, or both for a smoother, well-rested and more youthful appearance. The surgery is done with either an incision beneath the lower eyelashes, or a transconjunctival blepharoplasty is performed on the lower eyelid’s underside. Dr. Grant carefully removes just the right amount of fat or tissue so that the area beneath the lower eyelids looks natural and not hollow. The sutured skin creates tightening and a more youthful look.
Because there are muscles beneath the eyelid responsible for blinking, lower lid blepharoplasty is an intricate procedure. It’s essential to trust your lower lid blepharoplasty to an experienced lower eyelid surgeon such as Dr. Grant. If the upper lids are also sagging, an upper lid blepharoplasty performed at the same time corrects that issue. Scars are hidden in natural eyelid creases, and are therefore virtually invisible.
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Recovery
Expect bruising after a lower lid blepharoplasty, but bruises should disappear within two weeks. Apply ice packs to the eyelids for swelling reduction. Dr. Grant can prescribe oral pain medication to relieve temporary discomfort. Follow Dr. Grant’s instructions for caring for the surgical sites. Avoid any kinds of strenuous activity for at least 14 days post-surgery.
For those who don’t want to go the surgical route to permanently reduce lower eyelid bags, regular injection of hyaluronic acid fillers into the area can make eyelid bags less noticeable. Results will vary, as will the length of time between treatments.
More Information on Reducing Baggy Lower Eyelids
If you would like more information on reducing baggy lower eyelids, including lower lid blepharoplasty and how it can improve your appearance, call Cascade Facial Surgery & Aesthetics today at 360-336-1947 or contact us online and schedule a consultation.