Lower Eyelid Surgery

The goal in lower blepharoplasty or under eye bag surgery is to improve that tired or puffy appearance to the area beneath the eye.  With a lower eyelid lift, you can also tighten the lower eyelid skin to remove the crepe, thin, and wrinkled appearance in this area.  The "bags under the eyes" are due to fat that has started to push on a weakened wall of connective tissue that holds the fat back.  Lower blepharoplasty addresses this fat through an incision just below the lower lid or from the inside through the pink (conjunctiva) portion of the eye. If necessary, fat can be repositioned to fill the tear trough area and improve the dark circles under the eyes.  Dr. Funk typically would remove the excess fat and trim some of the excess skin with lower eyelid surgery to create a more rested, refreshed, and youthful appearance.

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Eyelid Lifts for Puffiness & Aging

Many patients complain of the puffiness under the eyes or heavy appearance to their eyelids. Patients may complain of tired looking eyes. One of the first areas where a person begins to notice the signs of aging is surrounding the eyes. It is typically the first area a person will inspect when looking in the mirror, and the eyes are where our attention is directed during a patient-doctor consultation. It is important to address the upper and lower eyelids separately when discussing eyelid rejuvenation surgery.

Will my lower eyelid shape change after eyelid surgery?

Sometimes, the lower eyelid may need to be tightened if you already have a saggy or droopy lower eyelid. You can expect your eyelid to look more refreshed, youthful, & less tired.

How much does lower eyelid surgery cost?

Lower blepharoplasty is a more involved surgery and requires a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. Procedures that can increase cost include:

  • Lax lower eyelids that may require canthopexy or canthoplasty in addition to eyelid surgery.
  • A transconjunctival versus a skin flap approach with the surgery.
  • Fat repositioning rather than simple fat removal.
Can Dr. Funk improve the bags under my eyes?

The goal in lower blepharoplasty or under eye bag surgery is to improve that tired or puffy appearance to area beneath the eye.  With a lower eyelid lift, you can also tighten the lower eyelid skin to remove the crepe, thin, and wrinkled appearance in this area.  The "bags under the eyes" are due to fat that has started to push on a weakened wall of connective tissue that holds the fat back.  Lower blepharoplasty addresses this fat through an incision just below the lower lid or from the inside through the pink (conjunctiva) portion of the eye. If necessary, fat can be repositioned to fill the tear trough area and improve the dark circles under the eyes.  Dr. Funk typically would remove the excess fat and trim some of the excess skin with lower eyelid surgery to create a more rested, refreshed, and youthful appearance.

Is Eyelid Surgery common for men?

Eyelid surgery is a common procedure for men with significant hooding of skin over the eyes and/or bags under the eyes.  This provides a more youthful and refreshed appearance to a man as is evident in the before and after photos after upper eyelid surgery of the man below.

What is the recovery time for lower blepharoplasty?

There is typically a mild amount of bruising with an eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty patients recover around 1 to 2 weeks after their surgery and can return to work and social activities.

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