Lift and transform your eyes

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps to reduce signs of aging around the eyes and restore a youthful, refreshed appearance. It is a highly effective method for reducing wrinkles, dark circles, bags, and puffiness and restoring natural brightness and lift to the eyes. Dr. Leo Otake, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Fairfield County, CT, offers a comprehensive range of tailored options to suit the individual needs of each patient. The eyes are among the most prominent features of the face, and any signs of aging or tiredness in the area can affect the overall appearance. Sagging or puffy lower eyelids can be addressed with lower blepharoplasty surgery, giving the eyes a more youthful and radiant look and providing a sense of rejuvenation. If you’re seeking a new look and outlook, lower blepharoplasty may be the ideal cosmetic surgery option for you.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty at The Aesthetic Center

At The Aesthetic Center in Fairfield County lower blepharoplasty can restore a youthful appearance to your eyes and improve their overall health and function. Every member of our staff is dedicated to providing each patient with a safe and comfortable experience while achieving beautiful results. Dr. Otake is an expert in blepharoplasty surgery, with a reputation for skilled precision and the highest quality care. We have the skills and experience you need to help guide you through your lower blepharoplasty surgery all the way from your initial consultation to the final follow-up.

What is a Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure used to correct drooping eyelids and the appearance of bags under the eyes caused by excess or sagging skin and fat. It can also address functional issues, such as vision obstruction. This procedure involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the lower eyelid area to create a smooth, youthful appearance. Using advanced laser technology and special surgical techniques helps to minimize scarring, reduce recovery time, and produce long-lasting results with minimal discomfort.

What is Lower Blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that specifically addresses the lower eyelids. During this treatment, excess fat and skin are adjusted or carefully removed from the area surrounding the eyes to create a more youthful appearance. Lower blepharoplasty can also be combined with upper blepharoplasty to improve the overall appearance of the eyelids. At The Aesthetic Center, we use advanced technologies such as laser skin resurfacing and facial fat transfer techniques to help ensure minimal discomfort and a speedy recovery period.

Benefits of Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty is an effective way to reduce signs of aging and restore a brighter, more youthful appearance for adult men and women. It can also help improve vision obstruction due to excess fat or skin in the area. Combining your lower blepharoplasty with upper blepharoplasty or other treatments can reduce scarring, shorten recovery time, and improve the overall results. At The Aesthetic Center, we strive to provide natural-looking, attractive results that will help your eyes look more youthful and vibrant. Some benefits of lower lid blepharoplasty include:

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and bags under the eyes
  • Rejuvenates the look of the eye area
  • Improves vision that may be impeded by drooping eyelids
  • Creates a more youthful and refreshed appearance
  • Can help to reduce signs of aging around the eyes

Am I a candidate for Lower Blepharoplasty?

Prime candidates for lower blepharoplasty are in generally good health, do not smoke, and have healthy eyes and facial tissues. As with any cosmetic procedure, candidates should have practical expectations for their treatment. While a lower blepharoplasty procedure can deliver a more youthful appearance and enhanced confidence, it does not affect the entire facial structure. You should expect to look like a younger, more energized version of yourself. With this treatment, patients can address common signs of aging around the eyes, including:

  • Under-eye bags and drooping lower eyelids
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Dark circles
  • Lower eyelid depression or tear trough deformity

Consultation and Preparation

At The Aesthetic Center, we offer a complimentary consultation where we will discuss your overall aesthetic goals and expectations.

We will examine your skin, evaluate your health, and review your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for a lower blepharoplasty. During your consultation for a lower blepharoplasty Fairfield County plastic surgeon, Dr. Otake, will discuss the specific details of this procedure and answer any questions you may have. It is our goal for each patient to have a custom-tailored and comfortable experience all the way from consultation to follow-up. You will also be provided with information about what to expect during the surgery and recovery period. To prepare for this procedure, it is important for patients to be in good overall health and avoid taking any medications that can interfere with their healing.

Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure

For our Connecticut lower blepharoplasty patients, we offer both local and general anesthesia options based on individual needs and preferences.

The specific method of the procedure will depend on factors such as the amount and location of fat to be removed, as well as the desired level of eyelid tightness. After the procedure, your surgeon will use sutures to close the incisions in most cases and apply a gauze dressing to each eye. On average, the procedure lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, with a brief recovery period when general anesthesia is used. There are several surgical approaches available for lower eyelid blepharoplasty.

Transconjunctival Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

When skin removal isn’t necessary, a transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty is often the preferred option. This procedure involves making an incision on the inside of the lower eyelid, which leaves no visible scarring or other signs of surgery. Through this incision, the surgeon can remove or reposition fat as needed and tighten and smooth the lower eyelid to achieve the desired results.

Transcutaneous Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

Primarily chosen to treat patients with skin laxity or lower eyelid fine lines and wrinkles, transcutaneous lower blepharoplasty is performed by making an incision beneath the lower eyelashes as close to the eyelash line as possible. Protruding fat and excess skin are then removed, and the incision is very delicately closed to minimize scarring.

Transconjunctival Arcus Marginalis Release

To address a hollow appearance in the lower eye area, a transconjunctival arcus marginalis release technique is typically used. With this method, fat is repositioned within the lower lid to maintain volume in the soft tissue and prevent the orbital bone from appearing overly prominent. The incision in this method is made inside the lower eyelid, so there is no external scarring.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Lower blepharoplasty results become increasingly visible as swelling and bruising diminish over time, and you may continue to notice further improvements in the appearance of your eyes for up to a year after the procedure. To aid in the healing process and minimize side effects such as swelling, bruising, and dry eyes, we may recommend the use of lubricating drops or ointment, cold compresses, and gauze wrapping immediately after the surgery. While patients can usually return to work within a few days, it is best to avoid exercise and strenuous activities for at least two weeks. Stitches are typically removed three or four days after the procedure. Swelling and other side effects should subside within two to three weeks. To ensure proper healing, contact lenses and eyelid makeup should also not be worn for about two weeks after surgery. We will provide detailed instructions on how to care for the eyes post-procedure. Results from a lower blepharoplasty are long-lasting, and although this procedure cannot halt the aging process, it can significantly reduce the signs of aging and make you look more youthful. The vast majority of patients are satisfied with their results and do not require a repeat procedure.

Lower Blepharoplasty FAQs

Yes, lower blepharoplasty is a common procedure that has been among the top five most requested cosmetic plastic surgeries for over ten years. It is a safe and effective procedure that can help reduce signs of aging while restoring youthfulness to the eyes.

A lower blepharoplasty is generally not a painful procedure, and most patients report minimal discomfort. Any pain can be managed with medication prescribed by your provider.

Just like most other surgical cosmetic procedures, there are risks involved, and patients may experience dry eyes, swelling, bruising, or irritation. These side effects are temporary and should resolve on their own within a few days to weeks.

Lower blepharoplasty is designed to produce lasting results and can help diminish signs of aging for up to one year after the procedure. However, it cannot completely prevent the eyes from aging in the future, so it’s vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle and protect your skin.

The best time to get lower blepharoplasty is when you start noticing signs of aging around your eyes and when it starts affecting your self-confidence. Ultimately, the decision should be made after consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon.

Most patients experience minimal downtime after lower eyelid blepharoplasty. They can typically go back to work within a few days, although exercise and strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two weeks to allow for healing. Contact lenses and eye makeup cannot be worn for two weeks post-procedure.

The cost of lower blepharoplasty can vary depending on each patient’s individual needs and expectations and is generally not covered by insurance unless it is deemed medically necessary. A qualified plastic surgeon can provide an estimate of costs before the procedure.

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