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Revitalize Your Under-Eyes

As we age, the appearance of our face changes. One area that can be affected is the lower eyelids. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate than elsewhere on the body, so it can be one of the first places to show signs of aging, such as deep tear troughs, dark circles, and puffiness, making you look old and tired. One way to combat the appearance of aging around the eyes is with lower eyelid surgery.

What is Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Lower eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids. The surgery can involve removing excess skin and fat from the lower eyelids and tightening the underlying muscles and tissue. The primary goal of this procedure is to reverse the signs of aging in the lower eyelids, giving you a more rested and youthful appearance. The incision is usually placed along the lower eyelash line so there are no visible scars.

Lower Eyelid Surgery Can Correct:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Deep tear troughs under the eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Excess, bunching skin under the eyes
  • Sagging skin on the lower eyelids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Puffy lower eyelids

Lower Eyelid Surgery: Recovery & Downtime

You can expect some bruising and swelling after the surgery, but this should start to improve within a week or so. You will likely need to take it easy for a few days after the surgery and avoid strenuous activity. You should also avoid wearing makeup or contact lenses for at least a week. The surgeon will provide a comprehensive list of aftercare instructions that you must follow.

The Lower Eyelid Surgery Process

Lower eyelid surgery can be performed in a few different ways. Your surgeon will determine the best method based on the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed and your overall goals. One common method is called a transconjunctival approach, which involves making an incision inside the lower eyelid, so there is no visible scar. This approach is often used when excess fat needs to be removed but not a lot of excess skin.

Another approach is called a subciliary approach, which involves making an incision just below the lashes. This approach is often used when the surgeon needs to remove a good volume of excess skin and fat tissues. Once the incisions are made, the surgeon will carefully remove the excess skin and fat, following which the incisions will be closed with sutures. The procedure concludes within an hour, following which you can return home to recover.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a triple-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in the latest and safest facial cosmetic surgeries. He curates personalized treatment plans to reverse the signs of aging in your eyes and help you recover your youthful appearance. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Fathimani to explore your blepharoplasty surgical options in Lone Tree, Colorado.

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