Table of Contents
Before & Afters
Introduction to Lower Eyelid Lift
Before and After Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift Surgery)
Lower Blepharoplasty: Before and After
Quinfecta Eyebrow and Eyelid Rejuvenation Approach: Patient Review and Results
Before and After: Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery
What Is a Lower Eyelid Lift?
A lower eyelid lift is an individualized procedure that is planned based on each patient’s unique anatomy. It can include tightening and/or removal of loose skin, repositioning and/or removal of excess fat, and tightening and/or removal of sagging tissue.
Good Candidates for a Lower Eyelid Lift
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Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery: Patient Testimonial
Once the chosen incision is made, excess tissues including protruding fat are removed as needed to tighten the undereye area. If transcutaneous incisions were made, Dr. Ho then closes the incisions with fine sutures. If transconjunctival incisions were used, those incisions do not require sutures and will close on their own.
Dr. Ho performs lower eyelid lift procedures on an outpatient basis. They can last for thirty minutes to an hour, but additional complementary procedures may prolong this.
Dr. Ho’s trifecta customized approach to lower eyelid surgery most often involves the following steps:
- Removal of fat through the transconjunctival approach: A scarless incision is created on the inside of each eyelid. Through each incision, the excess protruding fat is removed from each of the three fat compartments of the lower eyelids. This step reduces the puffiness or undereye bag appearance and leaves no outer scar.
- Facial fat transfer: Fat is harvested from the abdomen or thigh via liposuction. The fat is then refined and injected into the lower eyelids and cheeks to restore volume in these areas. This step addresses the facial volume loss and tear trough deformity that are commonly associated with aging lower eyelids. For more information on facial fat transfer, click here.
- Laser resurfacing: CO2 laser resurfacing is performed along the lower eyelids, as well as on the rest of the face, to tighten the skin. This step allows Dr. Ho to avoid creating external scars and removing skin that may distort the lower eyelid shape. For more information on CO2 laser resurfacing, click here.
Extended Lower Eyelid Surgery Video
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Blepharoplasty)? Watch this video to learn more about my trifecta approach to lower blepharoplasty, which involves fat removal, facial fat transfer, and CO2 laser resurfacing.
Recovery After a Lower Eyelid Lift
Many patients experience bruising and swelling that will take a few weeks to resolve. You are discouraged from participating in intense exercise and other rigorous activities for two weeks to avoid complications.
Lower Eyelid Lift Cost
The cost of a lower eyelid lift will be determined based on factors like the complexity of the surgery, which will vary from patient to patient. The patient’s overall aesthetic goals for the surgery can also affect the price, as can the techniques used and the fee for anesthesia or other sedation agents. The Average range for lower eyelid surgery is $6000-$9000 including facility and anesthesia fees
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
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“My surgical technique focuses on creating a natural, more youthful and more awake, unoperated look for every blepharoplasty patient.”
– Dr. Tina Ho
I had an Asian blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery by Dr. Ho and I am very pleased with the outcome. My surgery was successful and the result is beautiful and natural looking. Dr. Ho was kind, caring and very detailed. Her staff was great and so friendly. I would definitely come back for other procedures.
I highly recommend her.
Dr. Ho performed an upper eyelid surgery and a lower face lift on my wife. The left eyelid was torn by a dog bite – it was gruesome. Dr. Ho came out in the middle of the night, 8 months pregnant to repair my wife’s torn eye. Her eyes look gorgeous. This prompted my wife’s decision for a lower face lift. WOW. My wife has the jaw and neck line of a super model. The jaw and neck line she never had. Stunning work by Dr. Ho!! Ask for pics and see for yourself!
– Timothy Carlin
Dr. Ho recently performed my upper eyelid surgery on December 3, 2020.I was looking “tired” at 54 y/o and she had suggested the upper blepharoplasty procedure.Dr. Ho took her time and care to ensure I would be comfortable with the procedure and post surgery experience.She answered all of my questions honestly and carefully. She even provided a shopping list of items I could purchase to ensure my recovery and post recovery process went smoothly.She called and checked on me a few hours after the surgery and a couple of days later.It was important to Dr. Ho that I felt cared for and supported throughout the process.I am beyond thrilled with my results! The down time to heal was very minimal (two weeks). We are already discussing lower eyelid surgery for 2021.Thank you Dr. Ho for helping this middle aged woman feel like a better version of herself!
– Noreen L.
Initially, I had blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery with Dr. Ho. She was great, talked me through the procedure, excellent post follow up. A week into my recovery, a dog bite to the eye – terrible! Because it was at night, I went to the ER and waited for hours. I was so upset! I called Dr. Ho and she came – 8 months pregnant – in the middle of the night. She worked on my eye for hours to repair the torn eyelid. The bite was terrible, but Dr. Ho went above and beyond. Her post op follow up was weekly. My eyes look amazing. The eye that was injured is healed and thanks to Dr. Ho, you can’t even tell. Dr. Ho is a highly skilled surgeon, first and foremost. She is meticulous, provides honest feedback, and cares tremendously about her patients. I’m lucky to have her as my surgeon. I’m a raving fan for life!
I underwent lower blepharoplasty, facial fat transfer, and CO2 laser resurfacing with Dr. Ho. She has been wonderful throughout this whole process! When I had additional questions/concerns about my upcoming surgery, Dr. Ho took the time to address my questions, making sure I was completely comfortable before proceeding with surgery. We can’t forget about her fantastic staff as well! Nicole has gone above and beyond. I am forever grateful for her willingness and promptness, along with Dr. Ho’s, to address a pre-op prescription issue. I’m thrilled with my results thus far and wouldn’t hesitate to undergo another procedure with Dr. Ho or recommend her to others.
I do not have enough words to express my joy with Dr Ho and her artistry! A couple of months ago, at the recommendation of a dear friend, I met with Dr Ho to discuss options for my eyes in particular. For the past five years or so, I had developed permanent dark circles and bags under my eyes (despite more than adequate amounts of sleep) and my eyelids were starting to look very hooded. Dr Ho was incredibly thorough during our consultation, clearly and plainly explaining her suggestions. Her demeanor is friendly and absolutely genuine. Furthermore, she is conservative with her approach so she will not try to “sell” you on something you don’t need….just keeping her eye on making you look your natural best! After my consultation, I decided to proceed with her recommendation of an eyebrow lift, upper/lower blepharoplasty (eyelids), facial fat transfer and laser resurfacing. My surgery went beautifully. Now is the best time to mention that Dr Ho’s bedside manner has the perfect balance of calm, nurture and confidence. Not once did I feel frightened or concerned in her capable hands. Additionally, she made herself available during the post-op period (still does) for any questions, concerns, etc., always responding in a timely manner!
Just a little over two months after surgery and I am already completely healed. Honestly, I was in great shape one month in but now you cannot even tell that I had anything done! All people notice is that “something” is different, I look “refreshed” and….the best one…..you look ten years younger! What is your secret??? My secret is Dr Tina Ho and I don’t mind telling everyone because if you are looking to refresh your look, this is a name you definitely need to know!
Dr. Ho performed a lower blepharoplasty, fat grafting to my eyes, cheeks, and chin, and a CO2 laser treatment. I had a scar on my left cheek from a cat scratch which left me with a horrible scar and volume deficit in that area. Dr. Ho did an amazing job at correcting those issues, and everyone who sees me tells me I look 10 years younger! I am so pleased with my experience; I will definitely be a life long patient!
– Stephanie Gilbert
Dr. Ho is a highly skilled, fellowship-trained, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who will help guide you through the entire process of blepharoplasty in Philadelphia. She will be happy to address any questions and concerns you have along the way.