This procedure can make a remarkable difference as it can restore youthful facial appearance.
Lower eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure performed to eliminate excessive skin and fat pockets that form under the eyes, which make people look tired and older. Dr. David Shamouelian, a highly-experienced facial plastic surgeon and board-certified head and neck surgeon in Beverly Hills, performs lower eyelid lift procedure, which can be combined with upper blepharoplasty, brow lift and other facial cosmetic surgeries.
Benefits of Lower Eyelid Lift
- It reduces wrinkles and lines underneath the eyes
- It removes excess skin underneath the eyes
- It removes fat deposits
- It improves the lower eyelids’ contour and symmetry
- Minimum pain and discomfort
Lower Eyelid Lift Approaches
Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty –Incision is made inside the lower eyelid where orbital fat is either repositioned or removed. Excess eyelid skin can also be removed during this procedure. This is the most suitable procedure for younger patients and for patients with minimal excess skin on the lower eyelid.
Transcutaneous Blepharoplasty – Fat or excess skin is removed through the incision that is made just a few millimeters below the lower eyelid lashes. It is suitable for older patients and for those with a significant amount of excess skin in the lower eyelid.
The time it takes to attain full recovery after a lower eyelid lift depends on multiple factors, including the amount of work that was put it, if the procedure was together with other procedures, and the patient’s medical history. Slight bruising and swelling around the eyelid is normal during the first few days following the procedure. Most patients return to their normal routine after about 7 to 10 days.
The total cost of lower eyelid lift varies significantly from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the procedure and the type of procedure used. The procedure cost will be estimated during your initial consultation with Dr. Shamouelian. Unless the existing lower eyelid condition is causing visual problems, health insurance companies will not cover the cost of lower blepharoplasty. Feel free to ask about financial options and payment plans.