Lower Eyelid Lift, also called lower Blepharoplasty, corrects bags underneath the eyes by removing fatty tissue and tightening the muscle and skin. Blepharoplasty can also be performed on the upper eyelids to tighten drooping skin. Both procedures are regularly performed at the same time (Upper Eyelid Lift) and commonly combined with other facial procedures such as Facelift and Eyebrow Lift.
As women age, the skin begins to sag and droop, especially around the eyes, and this can give you a tired and aged look. Blepharoplasty can restore the youthful look to the eyes by removing unwanted fat excess muscle and skin from the eyelids.
Lower Eyelid Lift surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic, with oral or I.V. sedation, and usually takes 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Mr Ferrando will discuss all aspects of the Lower Eyelid Lift procedure to you at your consultations.
At the consultation Mr Ferrando will take your medical history. He will thoroughly assess you, find out about your expectations of the surgery, and explain each stage of your Lower Eyelid Lift to you. He will carefully discuss all the options most suitable for you, and answer any questions you may have.
Mr Ferrando strongly believes that “good communication and feedback” between himself and his patients greatly assures the maximum satisfactory outcome to all Cosmetic Surgery procedures.
In Lower Eyelid Lift procedures, fatty tissue, skin and muscle are removed. There are two approaches depending on the individual case. The transcontinental procedure, where the surgery is performed through the inside part of the eyelid so that no external visible scar is created. If there is a minimal to moderate amount of excess lower lid skin, the wrinkled skin can usually be treated with a chemical peel but if excessive skin or muscle folds are found below the eye, an incision may also be made just below the lower lashes.
Scarring is hardly visible.
After Surgery – Recovery
After the Lower Eyelid Lift surgery, there isn’t usually any significant discomfort. It is normal to experience light bruising and swelling around the eye area. You might feel a sensation of dry eyes. Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication and eye-drops before you leave the clinic.
You should feel fine after 1-2 days after surgery, but patients are recommended to have at least one week off work to allow their body to rest and recover comfortably at home. Avoid using computer, watching t.v., reading and also wearing contact lenses . Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after surgery.
It is very important to keep your head in an elevated position as it will aid the recovery process. Cold compresses may be applied to reduce the swelling and bruises. Stitches will need to be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery.
Follow up appointments will be made for you after surgery, but if you have any questions, or you should feel unsure about anything, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is of utmost importance to him.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, condition and lifestyle.