This 55 year-old female disliked the bagginess of her lower eyelids and felt that it gave her a tired look. After discussing the options with Dr. Kridel, she decided to have a lower blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. The patient is very happy with the results, stating it's "the best money I ever spent!"
During lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the bottom of the lash line. This allows the surgeon to remove excess fat and tissue. In patients who have puffy lower eyelids but good skin tone, an approach known as a transconjunctival blepharoplasty can be performed. This technique puts the incision inside the lower eyelid rather than outside. For patients who have dark circles under their eyes due to a deficiency of fat in these areas, injectables or other techniques can be used to help fill these soft-tissue deficiencies and improve the appearance of these circles.