Lower blepharoplasty is one of the most common oculofacial surgeries performed by Dr. Abbott at her state-of-the-art surgical facility in Dallas. If you’re suffering from dark circles, puffy lower eyelids, and other signs of aging, lower blepharoplasty in Dallas can help you reclaim your youth.
Aging of the Lower Eyelids
Lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the lower eyelids. The procedure is relatively straightforward and is usually performed under twilight anesthesia. It involves making hidden incisions on the inside of the lower eyelids, following which redundant fat pads are either conservatively debulked, sculpted, and repositioned. In some patients, it is necessary to perform tightening in the outer corners and occasionally skin removal. Dr Abbott may also recommend pairing lower eyelid surgery with nonsurgical rejuvenation of the skin using a resurfacing laser. Strategic techniques to make the lower eyelids look smoother, tighter, and more youthful are employed.
What is Lower Blepharoplasty?
Lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the lower eyelids. The procedure is relatively straightforward and can be done under local anesthesia. It involves making small incisions along the lash line of the lower eyelids, following which excess skin and fat tissues are removed or repositioned. The surgeon makes strategic changes to make the lower eyelids look smoother, tighter, and more youthful.
Lower Blepharoplasty Corrects:
- Wrinkles and creases around the eyes
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Puffy lower eyelids with heavy bags
- Drooping lower eyelids
For more information on how lower blepharoplasty in Dallas can help you, contact us today.
Benefits of Lower Blepharoplasty:
- Make the eyes look more alert and youthful
- Reverse the effects of age on the lower eyelids
- Incision marks are virtually invisible after healing
- Correct wrinkles, under-eye bags, and puffiness
- Improve overall confidence and self-esteem
Candidates for Lower Blepharoplasty:
- Have unwanted signs of aging on the lower eyelids
- Want to make the eyes look more youthful
- Are in generally good physical and mental health
- Have realistic expectations from the procedure
- Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking a few weeks before and after surgery
- Don’t have serious medical eye conditions
- Don’t have underlying health conditions that preclude surgery
The Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure
Dr. Abbott performs lower blepharoplasty at her accredited surgical facility under local anesthesia with IV sedation (“twilight anesthesia”). You will be awake for the procedure but won’t feel any pain. She performs lower blepharoplasty using the transconjunctival approach, which involves making incisions inside the eyelids, which ensures that the scars will remain invisible. Sometimes a skin incision is also necessary if tightening of the lid or skin removal is necessary, but this typically heals very nicely. The surgery is often performed along with upper blepharoplasty and takes between 1-2 hours.
The Lower Blepharoplasty Recovery
Recovering from lower blepharoplasty in Dallas can be surprisingly simple, with most patients able to return to their normal activities within one week. You can expect to have some swelling and bruising around the eyelids which can be variable. Our team will provide you with some tips and tricks to minimize the downtime, but it is important not to plan any important engagements for at least a month following surgery (for example, an important wedding or family portraits). Most obvious side effects will subside by the end of two weeks. You can expect to have a well-rested and rejuvenated yet natural appearance following your surgery.
Lower Blepharoplasty FAQs
What are the side effects of lower blepharoplasty?
Lower blepharoplasty may cause temporary pain, swelling, numbness, bruising, irritation, blurred vision, and dryness of the eyes. Most of these side effects dissipate gradually within a few days. In rare cases, patients may also experience eyelid asymmetry and infections, but these complications can be avoided by consulting a board-certified surgeon.
How can I ensure optimal recovery?
To ensure optimal recovery after your lower blepharoplasty in Dallas, keep your head elevated while resting and sleeping, use cold compresses, such as a gel ice pack, on the affected area, and follow your doctor’s instructions for aftercare. You must also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol during recovery, as these can impair healing. Furthermore, you must also avoid strenuous workouts and direct sunlight for a few weeks after surgery. And avoid contact lenses until you recover completely.
When can I return to work?
Generally, it is recommended that you rest and take at least 7 to 10 days off work after lower blepharoplasty. However, if your work involves strenuous physical activities, you may take 2 to 4 weeks off work. Dr. Abbott will let you know when you can return to work.
Are there scars after lower blepharoplasty?
Thanks to modern techniques, scars after lower blepharoplasty are well-concealed. The incision lines are placed within the eyelid crease, so they’re effectively hidden. Furthermore, the incisions are small, and the healing is typically quick and easy.
Is the procedure painful?
You don’t have to worry about pain during a lower blepharoplasty because Dr. Abbott administers local anesthesia. After the initial pinch of the needle, you won’t feel any pain during your lower blepharoplasty in Dallas. If you’re anxious, Dr. Abbott can offer sedation to alleviate stress.
Contact Dr. Abbott
Dr. Meredith Abbott is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Fellowship-Trained in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. She is an expert at providing tailored lower blepharoplasty for her patients, using cutting-edge techniques to enhance their natural features beautifully. If you are looking for a qualified doctor to discuss blepharoplasty options with, contact Dr. Abbott today!