People seeking lower eyelid blepharoplasty will typically complain or dark undereye circles or remark that despite getting adequate sleep, they always look tired. This may be because of lower eyelid bags, which are effectively the fat pockets of the lower eyelids. 

A lower eyelid blepharoplasty primarily addresses undereye bags as well as thin and wrinkled undereye skin. The formation of undereye bags can result from weakening of the fibromuscular wall of the lower eyelid and herniation of the lower eyelid fat pads. 

During a lower blepharoplasty, the undereye fat bags are either partially excised or redistributed to give the lower eyelids a completely flat and smooth contour. The incision is made inside of the lower eyelid meaning it is completely scarless. This surgery is usually combined with a light laser resurfacing and skin tightening procedure. Patients are back at work between 7 and 10 days. 

Who is a good candidate for a lower eyelid blepharoplasty?

People who are both physically and mentally healthy and display signs of lower eyelid fat herniation are candidates for lower eyelid blepharoplasty.

Who is a poor candidate for lower eyelid blepharoplasty?

People that have isolated hollowing of the lower eyelids without any fat herniation or people that has severe dry eyes or recent Lasik procedure are not candidates for lower eyelid surgery. 

What are the benefits of lower eyelid blepharoplasty?

Patient’s seeking lower eyelid blepharoplasty will complain of dark circles and puffy lower eyelids despite application of concealer. Another frequent complain is that family members and co-workers will ask if the patient is chronically tired. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty will eliminate lower eyelid puffiness and bags and restore a youthful and refreshed appearance. 

Can you combine upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty?

Yes. Quite often, patients will ask for a comprehensive upper and lower eyelid rejuvenation. These two procedures can safely and effectively be combined.