Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lower eyelid surgery approach

Should I have a transconjunctival lower eyelid blepharoplasty or a skin-muscle flap is a common question of my Houston eyelid surgery patients. These are the two options for lower eyelid surgery. Patients who have festoon or malar bags may be better candidates for a skin muscle flap rather than a transconjunctival approach. The transconjunctival approach is best for patients with a lax lower eyelid or best used with patients to avoid the lower lid sagging. A pinch of skin can be taken after the fat is removed or repositioned with the transconjunctival approach which will help with skin redundancy and loose skin in the lower eyelid.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston Texas.