puffiness in the lower eyelids is caused primarily by excess fat and is usually
corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this procedure
is made inside the lower eyelid and excess fatty material removed. Usually, no
sutures are needed to close this kind of an incision. If sutures are needed,
they are invisible to the eye and are also self-dissolving. No scar results
since the incision is inside the eyelid.
skin combined with eyelid puffiness may require a different approach to lower
eyelid surgery. The above transconjunctival blepharoplasty may be combined
with a chemical peel of the lower eyelid skin to reduce the wrinkles and
tighten the excess skin of this area. In transcutaneous blepharoplasty,
the surgeon makes the incision on an inconspicuous site just below the lash
line. Excessive fat and loose skin are removed and the incision is closed with
fine sutures. Your surgeon can help you determine which procedure is right
About The Procedure
eyelid surgery, incisions follow the natural lines of the eyelid - the creases
above the upper eyelid. Excessive fat and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures
are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of a
scar. In lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes the incision on an
inconspicuous site just below the lash line. Excessive fat and loose skin are
removed and the incision is closed with fine sutures.
eyelid surgery may be performed under a local anesthesia with an intravenous or
oral sedative. Lower eyelid surgery is usually performed under twilight anesthesia.
first 48 hours after this type of surgery, cold compresses are applied to the
eye area to reduce swelling and bruising. Most patients are ready to get back
to their normal lifestyles two days after the procedure. Strenuous exercise is
avoided for one week. There is little or no pain after surgery. Sutures are
removed in a week.
and lower eyelid surgery is almost always performed at the same time to achieve
maximum improvement in the appearance of the eyes. The results usually last forever
and this one procedure, which is non-invasive.