Eliminate Puffiness from Your Eyes and Weight from Your Shoulders
Do you have sagging eyelids, conspicuous "bags" under your eyes, or puffy skin? If so, lower eyelid surgery, offered at our Buffalo practice, may be for you. Though diet and exercise can be tremendously effective at staving off the signs of aging, the face, and in particular the eyes, tends to be immune to such measures, leading many to look older or more tired than they really are. Lower eyelid surgery, in addition to upper eyelid surgery, aims to correct these issues so that a person can feel refreshed and look as vibrant as he or she feels. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or are interested in scheduling a lower eyelid surgery consultation, contact our Buffalo plastic surgery practice today.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Though each procedure will vary based on the patient's needs, typically, lower eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess skin, fat, or both tissues from the lower eyelid and area just above the cheek. The purpose of the procedure is to form a nicely defined lower eyelid that is healthy in appearance. Typically, lower eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthetic (sometimes in combination with a sedative) though general anesthesia can be called upon if necessary.
To perform lower eyelid surgery, a small incision is made just beneath the lower eyelash. This provides access to the fat and skin tissue in the lower eyelid but keeps the incision hidden so that any resulting scarring is inconspicuous. Excess fat deposits and sagging skin are then removed so that the area is firmer, smoother, and more toned. In some cases, fat deposits can also be repositioned to provide for a healthy, uniform appearance. Overly puffy lower eyelids or sunken eyelids can look unappealing; with fat deposits, we can even out the complexion. It may also be possible to utilize a transconjunctival approach if no skin removal is required to meet the patient's needs; in this procedure, small incisions are made inside of the lower eyelid, resulting in no visible scarring.
Risks and Benefits
Lower eyelid surgery can completely revitalize your appearance. The eyes are one of your most defining traits, and perhaps the most personal. When people look you in the eye, the vitality and sparkle of your gaze has a profound impact on the impression that you make. By defining the shape and appearance of the lower eyelid, you can appear healthier, younger, and more confident, which in turn will make you more personable, outgoing, and provide improved self-esteem. At the Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery, our team, led by the esteemed Dr. David Sherris, takes great satisfaction in helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals, and lower eyelid surgery is one such option in our catalog of facial cosmetic surgeries.
The risks of cosmetic surgery should be weighed before any decision on treatment is made. They include infection, hematoma, excess bleeding, scarring, bruising, swelling, adverse reaction to anesthesia, need for secondary surgery, and results that fail to satisfy the patient's wishes.
Learn More about Lower Eyelid Surgery - Contact Us
Please contact Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery today if you are interested in scheduling a lower eyelid surgery consultation in the Buffalo area. We can answer any questions you may have and determine if you would be a good candidate for plastic surgery.
"It is my mission to provide our patients with the most knowledgeable, expert care available combined with an eye for artistry.”David A. Sherris, MD