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.
Women and men typically first show aging in the skin around the eyes. For some, droopy, down-turned eyes and overhanging upper or lower lids can be hereditary. These characteristics, whether inherited or acquired with age, are easily corrected with eyelid surgery. During surgery, excess fat, tissue and skin are removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Our patients often comment on the fact that friends tell them they look younger and refreshed, but often can’t put a finger on what is different. These subtle, yet dramatic results restore a softer more vibrant appearance.
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