Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that can be used to eliminate sagging skin that creates droopy looking eyes and bring back your youthful allure. The treatment can be customized to fit your individual needs as well. For those who desire correction in the lower region of the eyelids, a lower blepharoplasty can prove to be a useful solution.
Lower Blepharoplasty – How it Helps
When excess skin and fat is removed from the under-eye area, it can improve the contours of your eyelids. The result is a more defined under-eye area without extreme puffiness or the early signs of aging.
A lower blepharoplasty can also involve making the eyelids tighter to get rid of the saggy appearance caused by excess loose skin. Depending on the condition of your eyelids, adding or redistributing fats may be required to eliminate puffiness.
If you are healthy without any underlying health conditions, you can get blepharoplasty done. Your doctor will ask you to provide your medical history and guide you throughout the entire process.
Undergoing a blepharoplasty requires the use of an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgery. Your doctor will then make the necessary incisions carefully and strategically to limit the visibility of any post-surgical marks.
A new technique for lower blepharoplasty involves incisions inside the eyelids. It is referred to as transconjunctival incision approach. If your doctor utilizes this technique, the excess skin will not be removed, but it is an effective solution for treating puffiness in the eyes.
Once the necessary corrections are made, your doctor will close the incisions. Once the swelling from the surgery subsides and the recovery period is complete, you will be able to see a more defined under-eye area. You won’t have to deal with bulges and unsightly puffiness anymore. Your eye area will look more defined and you will look rejuvenated, awake, and more youthful.
Before and After the Surgery
You can return to your normal routine a few days after the surgery. Your doctor will provide you with post-surgical care instructions that you will need to follow to ensure optimal recovery. Using ice packs can help ease any swelling you may experience. It is important that you do not use over-the-counter pain medicines no prescribed by your doctor as they can cause complications during the surgery and after. Some pain medicines can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. So, it is important to be mindful with the use of medication after the surgery.
Your doctor may ask you to stop taking some medicines before your procedure. You may also need to stop smoking and refrain from alcoholic drinks prior to the surgery.
Until your healing is complete, your doctor may advise you to rest your eyes properly. So stay away from stressful work or activities that can cause harm to your eyes. Refrain from swimming, using the computer for long periods of time, excessive reading, or watching television. Take naps and do not strain the eyes. You will need to use ointments on your eyelids to facilitate a quick recovery.
The results of lower blepharoplasty are long-lasting. Once done, people rarely require a second eyelid surgery. The puffiness will disappear and you will no longer have bags and bulges under your eyes. When performed by a qualified doctor, a lower blepharoplasty is a very effective way to rejuvenate the area under your eyes.
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