Lower blepharoplasty, also called a lower eyelid lift, is a popular cosmetic surgery to tighten and rejuvenate the lower eyelids and area under the eyes. It’s a straightforward surgery that deals with bags under the eyes and tightens the lower eyelids. It’s usually done under general anaesthesia – especially when combined with an upper blepharoplasty.
As we age, the skin around our eyes becomes lax and soft. The fat pads under the eyes may grow, causing “bags” to develop. These sagging and puffy lower eyelids give patients an older and tired appearance.
Lower eyelid lifting can reverse these signs of ageing. It’s the best eyelid surgery to get rid of bags under the eyes and lift the lower eyelids. This is why it’s referred to as “eye bags surgery” or “eye bags removal surgery”.
Lower blepharoplasty is often combined with an upper blepharoplasty (an upper eyelid lift) for the best results.
Getting any cosmetic surgery needs careful consideration. How do you know if you need to have eye bag removal surgery? Who actually needs lower blepharoplasty?
Well, you’re a good candidate for lower eyelid lift if:
If this sounds like you, then a lower eyelid lift may be the next step. It’s an effective surgery to reverse the signs of eye ageing and fix baggy eyes.
If you’re considering getting a lower eyelid lift, then this surgery can do more than just remove the bags from under your eyes. There are many benefits and advantages for a lower blepharoplasty including:
Lower blepharoplasty is not too invasive. Therefore, recovery does not take too long and is not very demanding. In the first few days, you could expect symptoms like:
You can resume physical activity on the same day after the procedure. This includes walking and light movements around the house. You can usually go back to work 2-3 days after your eyelid lift. Keep in mind that bruising and swelling will be significant during the first week, and will reduce gradually over 2-3 weeks.
Eye bag removal is not too painful. Routine off-the-counter painkillers are usually enough to make you feel comfortable.
You can opt to wear sunglasses after lower eyelid lift to keep your eyes protected from sun rays, and hide the temporary swelling and bruising.
Eyelid lifting surgery usually has minimal risks involved. However, like any other surgery, complications can rarely occur with lower blepharoplasty. These might include:
To minimise risks and get the best out of your lower blepharoplasty, choose a plastic surgeon with a proven track record performing this operation. Dr Turner performs dozens of eyelid lifts yearly and has developed his own techniques to maximise results and reduce risks.
During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.
Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.
Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.
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