The eyes can say so much about you and are one of the first features that people notice. When the lower eyelids are puffy, sagging or drooping, it can make you look older, tired and sad. A lower eyelid lift, or lower blepharoplasty, can have a dramatic impact on the appearance of your eyes and face. Dr. Lesley Rabach is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon at LM Medical NYC who offers rejuvenating lower blepharoplasty at our clinic in Manhattan.
Benefits of Lower Eyelid Lift Surgery
When the skin and tissue on the lower eyelids stretch and sag, it can result in circles and bags under the eyes. The bottom lid can also droop, changing the shape of the eyes. A lower blepharoplasty removes the extra skin and fat, tightening and firming the area under the eye. The benefit is diminished eye bags, circles and wrinkles under the eye for a more youthful and energetic appearance.
Lower Blepharoplasty FAQs
- What are the credentials of my surgeon?
Dr. Lesley is a world-renowned, double board certified facial plastic surgeon, and one of the few elite surgeons who specialize specifically in operating on the face and neck. She completed her internship and residency in head and neck surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital followed by an ABFPRS accredited fellowship in facial plastic surgery. With the most advanced surgical technique and an artistically trained eye, Dr. Lesley sculpts the upper or lower eyelid to achieve a natural, youthful look.
- What is the difference between the “transconjunctival” approach and the “subcilary” approach in lower eyelid cosmetic surgery?
In a transconjunctival approach, an incision is made inside the eyelid, and not on the external part of the lower eyelid. This is the preferred method and is advantageous because the incision is made inside of the eyelid, without requiring stitches, and the recovery time is much shorter. The disadvantage is that the excess skin cannot be corrected with this approach. Sometimes transconjunctival surgery is combined with laser resurfacing to improve skin texture and remove fine lines and wrinkles.
- Are the results of the lower eyelid surgery permanent?
Yes! Unwanted fat bags that are removed do not come back, and it is very uncommon to see patients return for revisions.
- What is the recovery time for the “transconjunctival” approach in lower eyelid cosmetic surgery?
There is a variable amount of bruising and swelling. Our optimized pre- and post-operative approach allows for minimized bruising and swelling and a faster recovery.
Blepharoplasty can have a dramatic impact on the appearance of your eyes and face. If your eyes are making you look older and tired, consider the benefits of upper or lower eyelid lift surgery. Contact us at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village to schedule a blepharoplasty consultation.