What It Treats
One or more of the following conditions may be treated at the same time with a lower blepharoplasty: bulging fat under the eyes (lower steatoblepharon), loose or sagging lower eyelid skin (lower dermatochalasis), sagging lower eyelid muscle, lower eyelid hollowing, lower eyelid wrinkles and sun damage.
Because of the wide range of causes that contribute to lower eyelid aging, lower blepharoplasty is one of the most intricate and complex cosmetic surgical procedures.
How a lower eyelid lift is done
Numerous techniques exist for cosmetic lower blepharoplasty. Often, a combination of techniques are employed to address the combination of issues that are present. A customized plan including one or more of the following options can be used to achieve a satisfactory result. Your specific plan is determined during a consultation with an experienced cosmetic eyelid surgeon. More than one approach or combination of approaches can lead to an excellent result.
|Eye bags||Lower eyelid fat redraping|
|Under-eye hollowing||SOOF lift or fat transfer|
|Loose or excess lower eyelid skin||Skin pinch with canthopexy or canthoplasty|
|Sun damaged, wrinkled lower eyelid skin||Lower eyelid resurfacing|
|Poorly supported or lax lower eyelid||Orbiculais muscle suspension, canthopexy, or canthoplasty|
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Bleeding, infection, unsightly or thickened scars, pulling down of the lower eyelid (ectropion) or eyelid retraction, dry eyes, difficulty closing the eyelids (lagophthalmos), asymmetry, incomplete improvement, prolonged swelling, contour irregularities.