Lower Blepharoplasty, a procedure designed to revitalize the delicate eye area. As the years pass, the lower eyelids can succumb to the effects of aging, resulting in puffiness, wrinkles, and an overall tired appearance.
Dr. Russell’s expertise and artistry come together to offer you a tailored solution, restoring youthfulness and vitality to your gaze. Join us on this journey to discover how Lower Blepharoplasty can enhance your natural beauty, making you look as vibrant as you feel.
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What is Lower Blepharoplasty?
A lower blepharoplasty, or a lower eyelid lift surgery, addresses concerns regarding drooping and sagging eyelid skin. It also corrects hollowed eyes and loss of volume around the eyes, which contribute to a tired, fatigued, or unhappy appearance.
In severe cases, it can even cause vision problems and impair the ability to blink.
Over time, the skin around the lower eyelids loosens, leading to wrinkles and crow’s feet. Under-eye bags also begin to form from excess pockets of fat, and loss of volume creates dark circles.
Lower Eyelid Surgery Patient Photos
Lower Blepharoplasty Before and After Patient 1:
In pursuit of her dreams of a more youthful and refreshed appearance, she entrusted her journey to Dr. Russell, seeking both a facelift and eyelift. What unfolded was nothing short of extraordinary – a metamorphosis that left her looking and feeling like a brand new woman.
Benefits of a Lower Eyelid Lift
Sunken or hollowed lower eyelids can contribute to an aged, fatigued appearance.
A lower blepharoplasty is the best procedure to correct:
How Lower Blepharoplasty Procedures are Performed
Before surgery, Dr. Russell assesses the amount of tissue he must remove from around the eyes. He then uses a surgical pen to mark the incision sites. To ensure the scars are nearly invisible, he creates incisions in the natural eyelid creases and folds.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Russell skillfully creates tiny incisions along these creases and folds. In some cases, he even creates an incision inside the lower eyelid, to further minimize scarring. He then removes the excess skin and fat deposits. Finally, he closes the incisions with sutures, which he will remove in 5 to 7 days post-op.
The surgery itself only takes about an hour to perform. Dr. Russell performs lower blepharoplasty surgery with both local and twilight anesthesia, ensuring patient comfort throughout.
Lower Blepharoplasty Recovery Time
Most patients find the recovery to be quick, especially when compared to other procedures. Bruising and swelling typically subside within 7 to 10 days.
After the first week, the patient can’t resume normal activities and begin wearing makeup to conceal any remaining swelling and bruising.
After about 2 weeks post-op, the results should become fully apparent.
Frequently Asked Lower Eyelid Lift Surgery Questions
How much does a lower blepharoplasty cost?
The cost of a lower eyelid lift surgery can vary, dependent upon many factors. They are a case-by-case matter, taking into consideration each patient’s unique aesthetic goals. Additionally, the duration of the procedure directly influences the overall cost.
Can you restore lost volume in my lower eyelids?
Aging leads to a variety of aesthetic and facial harmony concerns, such as excess skin, loose tissue, and hollowed eyelids. Some individuals might have undergone prior cosmetic surgeries that resulted in excessive fat removal.
To address these specific situations, Dr. Russell performs lower blepharoplasty with fat transfer.
During this procedure, he extracts fat from the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and then injects the fat through the tear troughs. Although this transplanted fat may not possess the same smoothness of natural eyelid fat, it is a valid and effective alternative.
How is the eye-shape maintained?
Using a procedure to tighten the lateral canthal tendon, Dr. Russell can safeguard the shape of the lower eyelid. This secures the results and rejuvenates the almond-shaped eyes associated with youth.
Other surgeons tend to overly adjust the lower eyelid shape, leading to a drooping corner of the eye, known as ectropion. Dr. Russell is well-versed in addressing and preventing this issue, through a procedure called canthopexy. He often employs this approach during revision lower eyelid surgeries.
What are the types of incisions called?
Addressing under-eye bags can involve two different approaches. Dr. Russell employs transconjunctival blepharoplasty, in which he makes the incision inside the eyelid. The other is the transcutaneous blepharoplasty, in which he creates the incision below the lower lash line.
Depending on the consultation, Dr. Russell decides the amount of excess skin to remove.
After making the necessary incisions, Dr. Russell carefully removes the excess skin, tissue, and fat. This process not only tightens the eyelids, but also effectively reduces wrinkles and restores volume.
Am I a Candidate for Lower Blepharoplasty?
Both men and women experiencing puffy under-eye bags or dark circles, are candidates for a lower blepharoplasty. In the time before and after this surgery, you must be willing to temporarily stop smoking and consuming alcohol.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Contacting Dr. Russell’s Charleston office, at (843) 576-3302, will allow you to schedule a consultation and learn more about the procedure.