Lower Lid Blepharoplasty FAQ

Lower lid blepharoplasty, also known as lower eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that targets signs of aging and tiredness around the lower eyes. If you are considering this surgery to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, you may have some questions. This lower lid blepharoplasty FAQ guide will address common inquiries, providing you with essential information to make informed decisions about the procedure.

  • What Is Lower Lid Blepharoplasty?

    Lower lid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to address various concerns around the lower eyelids, such as undereye bags and sagging. It can involve the removal and/or repositioning of excess fat, along with removal of excess skin and muscle tissue and the tightening of the remaining tissues. This helps achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
  • Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Lower Lid Blepharoplasty?

    Ideal candidates for lower lid blepharoplasty are individuals who have concerns with lower eyelid aging, including sagging skin and puffiness. Candidates should be in good overall health and must have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.
  • How Is Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Performed?

    Lower lid blepharoplasty is typically performed under either a combination of local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery and patient preferences. The surgeon makes precise incisions along the lower lash line (transcutaneous approach) or inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach). The surgeon can then remove or reposition the excess fat and tighten the skin as needed before closing the incisions.
  • What Can I Expect During the Recovery Period?

    After the surgery, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the eyes. The surgeon may provide pain medication and prescribe antibiotic eye drops to aid in the healing process. Most individuals can return to their regular activities within one to two weeks, although it is essential to avoid strenuous activities and wear sunglasses for eye protection during the healing period.

  • Will There Be Visible Scars After the Surgery?

    During lower lid blepharoplasty, incisions are carefully placed along the natural creases of the lower eyelids or inside the eyelids, minimizing the visibility of scars. Over time, scars tend to fade and become less noticeable. Following post-operative care instructions, such as keeping the incisions clean and protecting them from sun exposure, can further promote optimal healing and minimize the appearance of scars.
  • Are the Results of Blepharoplasty Permanent?

    The results of lower lid blepharoplasty can be long-lasting, and many patients enjoy a more youthful and refreshed appearance for many years. However, it is essential to understand that the natural aging process will continue, and some changes may occur over time.
  • Are There Any Potential Complications Associated with Blepharoplasty?

    Like any surgical procedure, lower lid blepharoplasty carries some risks, though they are rare. Potential complications may include infection, bleeding, scarring, and asymmetry.
  • Can Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Be Combined with Other Procedures?

    Yes, lower lid blepharoplasty can be combined with other facial-rejuvenation procedures, such as upper eyelid blepharoplasty, a facelift, or a brow lift, to achieve a more comprehensive and balanced outcome. Combining procedures can help reduce overall downtime and recovery.
  • How Do I Choose the Right Surgeon for Blepharoplasty?

    When selecting a surgeon for lower lid blepharoplasty, it is crucial to do thorough research and choose a skilled surgeon with a proven track record of successful outcomes.
  • Is Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Painful?

    Patients are under anesthesia during the procedure and should not experience any pain. After the surgery, there may be some discomfort and mild pain, but this can be managed with prescribed pain medications and cold compresses.

Learn More with a Consultation

A blepharoplasty consultation is the next step in learning more about this transformative procedure. Contact Idaho Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery today to arrange a consultation.