Lower Blepharoplasty

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The under eye area is susceptible to aging due to the natural thinness of the skin and fat in the area. In some cases, the under eyes may become hollow which contributes to a gaunt and aged appearance. However, other times, skin and fat may bunch up underneath the fat as facial structures descend due to age. This can cause puffiness and visible bulges under the eyes. One of the recommended treatments for this is to remove the extra skin and tissue via a lower blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Sumeet Jindal at the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging provides the best lower blepharoplasty Raleigh offers.

Lower Blepharoplasty Overview

Lower eyelid surgery Raleigh, NC is a surgery that removes extra skin from the lower eyelids. The amount of skin removed will vary widely. Dr. Jindal may also remove or reposition portions of fat for the most youthful appearance possible and avoid a hollowed appearance which can happen due to over resection of the skin.

Most lower eyelid blepharoplasty Raleigh, NC patients are over forty. This is because more advanced signs of aging, particularly around the eyes, tend to form. Lower lid surgery is usually an Hour or less and often combined with upper blepharoplasty.

Causes Of Extra Lower Eyelid Skin

Bags under the eyes related to extra skin can occur for many reasons. The most common one is the natural aging process, but there are sometimes other contributing factors. Some of the causes of extra skin on the lower eyelids can include:

  • Descending tissue due to aging
  • Reduced collagen production and cell turnover
  • Lack of sleep (normally temporary bags, but regular sleep deprivation can worsen the appearance of the under eye area)
  • Smoking
  • Allergies
  • Genetics
  • Certain medical conditions such as thyroid disorders and renal disease
  • Weakening of surrounding muscles

Often, there are multiple causes of extra under eye skin and the aging process overall worsens it. Ultimately, the cause of under eye bags is less important than their current state. Dr. Jindal will examine the amount of extra skin and other structures during a consultation.

Lower Blepharoplasty Benefits

A lower eyelid lift comes with many benefits for people with unwanted eyebags and who want to look younger. Some of the advantages and benefits you may experience during and after lower blepharoplasty surgery include:

  • Removal of under eye bags and puffiness
  • Restoration of a younger facial appearance
  • Tightening of nearby muscles if necessary
  • Removal of excess fat
  • Can reposition fat into a more youthful position
  • Tightening of under eye skin
  • Short surgical time
  • Considered to have a relatively easy and minimally painful recovery
  • Can be performed under local anesthesia
  • Combinable with other procedures
  • Customized to fit each patient
  • Performed by an oculofacial cosmetic surgeon with experience in medical and cosmetic eye surgeries

Blepharoplasty Raleigh, NC Consultation

During a consultation for lower eyelid surgery Raleigh, NC, Dr. Jindal will ask you about your goals for the procedure and treatment preferences. He may also inquire about your medical history and lifestyle. After this in-depth discussion, Dr. Jindal may examine your under eyes and surrounding areas. 

If you are a good candidate for lower eyelid blepharoplasty Raleigh, NC, Dr. Jindal will describe the surgery and all of your possible options for a Raleigh eye lift. At the end of the appointment, you will receive a finalized price quote and financing information.

Lower Blepharoplasty Technique

When performing a lower blepharoplasty, there are two primary surgical techniques Dr. Jindal can use to restore more youthful looking eyes. The right technique will depend on how much correction you need, your anatomy, your goals for the surgery, and several other factors. The two most common lower eyelid surgery techniques include the transconjunctival technique and the skin only technique.

1.) Skin Only Technique

The transconjunctival blepharoplasty method consists of making the incision underneath the lower eyelid in the conjunctiva—the outer membrane that both protects the eyeball and connects to the underside of the skin of the under eye. The eyeball is covered and completely protected during this process.Once the incision is made, it offers Dr. Jindal access to the fat and muscles in the area. He may remove some of the fat as well as reposition it. If needed, he may tighten the eye muscles. From there, he will suture the lid back into place. Using a careful technique that pinches the excess skin, he will remove it using a technique that does involve an incision and rarely ever scars.The benefit of this technique is that Dr. Jindal can easily access the fat layers to remove and reposition them. It also is sometimes called a “scarless blepharoplasty” because there are no external incisions.

2.) With Fat Transfer Technique

While the focus of lower blepharoplasty is to remove under eye fullness, occasionally patients may need a small amount of volume added. This can help maintain the symmetry or as an alternative to fat repositioning. Similar results can be achieved after surgery with dermal fillers under the eyes. Fat transfer can be performed with either a transconjunctival or skin only blepharoplasty.

Frequently Asked Questions

A lower blepharoplasty procedure generally does not permanently alter eye shape. Occasionally, swelling and post-surgery side effects can temporarily influence the shape of the eyes. This should resolve within several weeks. Otherwise, a lower blepharoplasty should not change the shape of the eyes.

If you are looking to change the shape of the eyes, other surgical procedures or temple fillers may help depending on your goals. Dr. Jindal can guide you toward the ideal treatment.

The lower blepharoplasty recovery Raleigh  is fairly easy for most patients. While each patient’s experience following lower lid surgery, patients tend to experience minimal pain. The hardest part is the early restrictions on watching TV, reading, and driving. After lower blepharoplasty surgery, anything that requires intense eye focus will need to be limited or avoided for two to three days.

Absolutely, Dr. Jindal can perform lower eyelid surgery under local anesthesia. Patients tend to remain perfectly comfortable during the procedure. They often experience less discomfort and side effects after the procedure when choosing local anesthesia. General anesthesia is still available.

For a lower blepharoplasty, once the under eyes have progressed to developing permanent, noticeable bags, there are few non-surgical options. Some of the non-surgical options that can help prevent or address under eye concerns include injectables like dermal fillers and plasma, laser treatments, chemical peels, Morpheus8 microneedling, and even at-home options like under eye cream.

Lower eyelid surgery does not address hollowed eyes. The surgical technique is designed to avoid them after removing fat by repositioning the remaining fat. However, if your main concern is gaunt looking eyes, blepharoplasty surgery is not going to correct them.

Occasionally, blepharoplasty with fat transfer is used when there is extra skin and hollowing. Dermal fillers or fat transfer are generally considered the best options for correcting hollowed under eyes.

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Dr. Summet Jindal - Oculoplastic Raleigh, NC

The Top Lower Blepharoplasty in Raleigh

Dr. Sumeet Jindal is a qualified and experienced oculofacial cosmetic surgeon who has performed both medical and cosmetic eye surgeries. Along with eye cosmetic surgeries, Dr. Jindal specializes in other facial cosmetic surgeries such as facelifts, brow lifts, and liposuction. The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging offers the best lower blepharoplasty Raleigh provides.

When consulting and treating patients, Dr. Jindal takes a holistic approach. This includes exploring the patient’s lifestyle, all non-surgical options, and valuing the least invasive solution. This helps ensure that you receive the absolute best treatment for you and your concerns.

To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jindal, call us or reach out online via Price Simulator or contact form.