Introduction to Lower Eyelid Lift
Lower Blepharoplasty: Before and After
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.