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What Is Lower Blepharoplasty?

October 31, 2016  |   Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty procedures, or eyelifts, are most commonly used to rejuvenate tired-looking eyes and achieve a more youthful appearance. In a lower blepharoplasty procedure, the lower eyelids are specifically targeted for rejuvenation by minimizing baggy or puffy lower eyelids. Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery specializes in lower eyelid surgery to improve tired and worn down appearances in both men and women. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Whetstone performs lower blepharoplasties that are safe and effective.

Reasons For Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty is used to correct baggy and puffy lower eyelids resulting from natural side effects of aging such as excessive skin, fat buildup, or even water retention. As we age, the amount of elasticity in the skin lessens causing skin to sag, appearing as baggy, and likewise causing fat to collect in that skin, appearing as puffy.

A lower blepharoplasty procedure will remove the excess fat and/or skin from the lower eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty performed by a highly experienced plastic surgeon will benefit men and women alike with lower eyelid bags and puffiness resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery

Lower eyelid surgeries require a plastic surgeon that is both extensively trained and experienced. A lower blepharoplasty procedure that is not done properly can result in lower lid retraction, or pulling down of the eyelid. A skilled surgeon such as Dr. Whetstone will know precisely how much fat or skin will need to be removed in order to achieve individualized results. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Whetstone understands the importance of precise and calculated lower blepharoplasty procedures.

Most commonly in lower eyelid surgery, the excess fat is first removed to reduce puffiness. After fat has been removed, the surgeon can better determine if skin removal or tightening is needed or to what extent it is needed

Recovery from lower blepharoplasty procedures can be expected to last approximately 10 days with some swelling and bruising to be expected. Proper cleaning of incisions, moisturizing, cold compresses and maintaining the head elevated are all beneficial for healing.

Contact Las Colinas Plastic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how a lower blepharoplasty can restore a youthful appearance with tighter and smoother lower eyelids.


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