Lower Eyelid Surgery for Puffy Lower Lids and Unsightly Bags By Vishnu Rumalla on January 27, 2015

A woman smiling while outdoorsWe at Tarrant Plastic Surgery take great pride in serving patients in and around the greater Fort Worth area. Our surgeons routinely achieve excellent results through facial rejuvenation and anti-aging surgeries such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), which can leave you looking years younger.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids when they droop or sag or on the lower eyelids if they are puffy or baggy. Let's take a moment to consider treatments for the lower eyelids right now.

The Problems with Baggy and Puffy Lower Eyelids

When you have bags under your eyes, they can have a negative overall impact on your appearance. Many times people who have bags under their eyes appear tired, prematurely old, haggard, or seem worried. These issues with aesthetics can have an impact on your overall looks and lead to lower self-esteem and other issues.

Because of these negative effects, it's important to consider various options available to address the aesthetic flaws caused by baggy or puffy lower eyelids.

Ideal Candidates for Lower Eyelid Surgery

The best candidates for lower eyelid surgery are people who have bags or puffiness beneath the eyes. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from serious health conditions that would make the procedure potentially risky or detrimental to general health.

While scarring is well hidden, patients should have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it entails, particularly regarding side effects and the chance, albeit small, of complications. These realistic expectations are especially key for achieving optimal patient satisfaction.

How Lower Eyelid Surgery Is Performed

There are numerous ways that lower eyelid surgery can be performed. Incisions for the procedure will be made just under the lower eyelashes, which helps keep any surgical incisions well hidden from view and virtually unnoticeable after the procedure.

In some cases, careful liposuction of the lower eyelids is used, removing the puffy fat deposits in the process. Other times, surgeons will remove soft tissue and revise the lower eyelid without liposuction. Since each patient's needs are different, rest assured that the procedure is carefully tailored to the needs of the patient.

Recovering from Lower Eyelid Surgery

Recovery from lower eyelid surgery is relatively simple, though patients can expect some soreness, bruising, and swelling in the lower eyelid area as they recover. The significant discomfort should abate by the end of the first week, and the same is true with the major swelling and bruising. Patients may experience dry eye or itchy eyes as they recover, though they should avoid rubbing their eyes and instead use eye drops to provide soothing moisture.

More detailed instructions for lower eyelid surgery recovery as well as pre-op instructions can be provided during the consultation process.

Learn More at Tarrant Plastic Surgery

To learn more about cosmetic eyelid surgery and how it can help you look younger and more refreshed, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team at Tarrant Plastic Surgery looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve excellent aesthetic results.

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Dr. Vishnu Rumalla

Tarrant Plastic Surgery

Dr. Vishnu Rumalla is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery

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