Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a general term used for a variety of surgical techniques. Your treatment plan will be based on which method best addresses your individual needs. Surgical options may involve removing or rearranging fat tissue, removing excessive skin or a combination of both. A Fractional CO2 laser may also be used for additional skin tightening if needed. Your surgeon will review all available treatment options with you during your consultation and will help you select the best option.

Although they are often confused with one another, lower eyelid bags and festoons are two entirely different issues. Lower eyelid bags are typically formed by excess skin or fat tissue and are located just beneath the eyes. Festoons are pockets of fluid that form on or above the cheekbones, giving the appearance of a “second bag”. Treating eyelid bags and festoons varies based on the cause and their location to provide natural-looking results.

Lower lid blepharoplasty is typically performed by making a small incision in the inner eyelid, leaving no visible scars, and tends to heal quickly without complications. If the procedure requires an incision on the outside of the eyelid in order to achieve the desired results, the incision is usually placed below the lash line and typically heals well.

The procedure is done as an outpatient surgery, often using“twilight” sedation and local anesthetic, to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.