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Lower Eyelid Surgery Is Great for Treating Undereye Circles

By David Passaretti, MD on June 24, 2016


A woman's eyeThe people of Fairfield know that they can come to our practice for some of the most effective facial rejuvenation and wrinkle-reduction treatments in the area. We offer a comprehensive array of facial plastic surgery procedures, including cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), a great anti-aging option.

With this in mind, let's consider how cosmetic surgery on the lower eyelids can help people look great and feel great as well.

Issues with Lower Eyelids and Aesthetics

If you have bags or circles under your lower eyelids, they can lead to many issues with overall appearance. These under eye circles can make you look tired, unhappy, groggy, or much older than you really are or feel. This can impact your self-esteem, and make you feel self-conscious even around friends and family members.

Makeup isn't the only way to deal with these problems. Lower eyelid surgery is something to consider.

About Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is performed to help address aesthetic issues that affect the lower eyelids and the lower portion of the eyes. The surgery is quite effective for anti-aging, and it is carefully tailored to address a patient's needs so he or she can look their best. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can also be performed on the upper eyelids, though the surgical procedure and the reasons for surgery differ.

Ideal Candidates for Lower Eyelid Surgery

The best candidates for lower eyelid surgery are people who suffer from issues with their lower eyelids, such as puffy lower eyelids and major circles under the lower eyelids. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from any health problems that would make eyelid surgery a medical risk. It's important that patients understand the risks and benefits involved in surgery and have realistic expectations about the surgical process and its results.

How Lower Eyelid Surgery Is Performed

During lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the lower eyelid just below the eyelashes. Through this incision, a plastic surgeon can perform minor facial liposuction of the lower eyelids, adjust underlying structures, and reduce sagging or hollows as needed. Sutures are placed to help with healing, and scarring is well-hidden given its location.

Recovery from Lower Eyelid Surgery

During the recovery from lower eyelid surgery, patients may experience soreness and discomfort that is most pronounced in the first days of the procedure. Taking recommended pain relievers is most ideal for addressing this pain. Bruising and swelling are also common as patients recover, and this tends to abate after two weeks.

While recovering, patients are often asked to avoid going out into the sun and to protect their eyes by wearing sunglasses. This helps avoid complications and issues with light sensitivity. During the consultation process, we'll give patients more detailed information about recovery and healing.

What Are the Results of Surgery Like?

The results of lower eyelid surgery can be quite dramatic, with patients looking years and years younger and feeling far more refreshed. The surgery may be rather subtle per se, but it's remarkable a subtle change to the eyes can really bring out the best aspects of your appearance.

Learn More About Lower Eyelid Surgery

For more information about lower eyelid surgery and how it can help you look your absolute best, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to your visit and helping you look younger and more refreshed.

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