Do you have excess fat or tissue in your lower eyelid? Feel like your eyes look baggy and your face looks tired or older? The solution for you may be a lower blepharoplasty.
A lower blepharoplasty – otherwise known as lower eyelid surgery – involves removing or repositioning any excess skin and tissue in the lower eyelid. This will make you look more awake, younger and refreshed, while still looking completely natural. This can be performed on its own, or in conjunction with an upper blepharoplasty.
A lower blepharoplasty will be performed using Centre for Surgery’s ClearSleep™ anaesthetic, so you will not be awake during the procedure.
The surgeon will make an incision on the lower eyelid, which will expose the excess fat. Skin and muscle layers are then lifted, and any excess skin is removed. The incision is then stitched shut.
After the procedure, you will have stitches and sutures, which will be removed between 5-7 days later. You can wear makeup again once the stitches have been removed, however, it is advised that you should take care when removing the makeup in order to avoid any damage to the incision line.
You will need to take time a minimum of one week off work to recover, however, you may find you require more time. During this period, you will not be able to partake in any strenuous physical activity, which also includes swimming.
After surgery, you will experience some bruising, swelling and redness. This will start to reduce after a few weeks, however, this varies and it may take longer than this. The incision line will look red directly after the procedure, however, this will fade in size and colour with time.
To help reduce side effects, you can:
To help reduce any pain and discomfort you experience during recovery, you can take pain medication when appropriate.
After a lower blepharoplasty, you will experience some swelling, bruising and redness on and around the operated area. You may also experience puffy and watery eyes. These are all normal side effects and will recede in a few weeks. You can apply cold packs to help reduce the swelling and bruising.
As this is a medical procedure, it does have some potential, but rare, risks. Lower blepharoplasty risks include:
Centre for Surgery currently offers lower blepharoplasty, as well as upper blepharoplasty. Contact us to book a consultation or to get more information.