What is a lower Eyelid lift?
Is your lower eyelid making you look older, puffy, and chronically fatigued? At L Plastic Surgery in San Francisco, CA, you can have a consultation with our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Charles K. Lee, for lower eyelid surgery. He can successfully recontour your lower lid and undereye area to help you look less puffy and more refreshed on a daily basis. Lower eyelid surgery removes the loose skin and pockets of fat to smooth the skin underneath the eyes. Dr. Lee is skilled at skin excision and fat reduction surgeries of the face and body. By making a few subtle changes to your undereye area, Dr. Lee can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with surgery.
"When you want work done to your body or face, you want to make sure you go to the right doctor. It took me years to finally choose one and I'm so glad I chose Dr. Lee. He is an amazing surgeon and I would definitely recommend him to anyone that wants any procedures done. It's been 5 weeks since I got breast augmentation and they're healing very well. The scars are very light and will get even lighter after time. He will give you his honest opinion about your suggestions and will make you look very natural. Most doctors just want your money and do whatever you want, but Dr. Lee cares about his reputation and that's why he gets so many referrals. I have a ton of friends who are going to him after seeing my breasts. I absolutely love them :)"- S.R. / Yelp / Jan 25, 2020
"Highly Recommend! - I wanted to get double eyelid surgery since I was young but never knew what the process was like or which surgeon to pick. None of my friends had the procedure done so I had to base my decision on online reviews. After spending months researching, I picked Dr. Lee because he had the best reviews and seemed the most competent during the consultation, and I’m so glad I did! The entire process went very smoothly, from the consultation, surgery itself, and follow ups. During the consultation, Dr. Lee took the time to understand exactly what I wanted my eyelids to look like. He and his staff clearly explained what I would expect during and after surgery, as well as how to take care of my eyelids. He also met with me at various stages post-surgery to make sure my eyelids were healing properly. As a result, I experienced minimal discomfort during recovery and am very happy with my results— my eyelids look very natural, just how I wanted them to be! Dr. Lee and his staff are professional, competent, and reassuring, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!"- S. / RealSelf / May 22, 2020
"Been shopping around for quite a while to look into getting an old tattoo removed. Spoke with a few places and decided to go with L Plastic Surgery as they are honest and realistic about how they treat these tattoos along with the cost behind it. After my consultation, which was free. I made an appointment to get the process started. The pain was not as bad as most people tend to describe it for myself at least. Definitely would recommend anyone looking into getting a tattoo removed to come here. Will be going to my second session this week."- H.T. / Yelp / May 12, 2020
"Amazing bedside manor and staff was just as kind. I was very nervous and Dr. Lee was so comforting. He heard my concerns since this was a revision and was very communicative. When I woke up from surgery he was right there and extremely empathetic. Lastly, I love my breast implant/lift. I would go to no one else. Did I mention he was referred to me. Thank you Dr. Lee and staff!!!"- A.H. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2020
"Experienced and professional - I am so pleased with my results! - I am so pleased with my results! I had Botox in my brow/crows feet area which turned out amazing, no bruising. I had a lift and implants placed 5 months ago and they look amazing! Highly recommend."- N. / RealSelf / Apr 20, 2020
Can I have eyelid surgery?
To qualify for lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Lee will examine your facial features and ask about your aesthetic preferences to make that determination. Good candidates for lower eyelid surgery are men and women who experience:
- Bags or fat deposits and loose skin on the eyelid
- Undereye bags that make you look tired all of the time
- Desire to improve the appearance of their eyelids
Healthy adults who can withstand a surgical procedure are generally the best candidates for this surgery. It is also possible to have both upper and lower eyelid surgeries at the same time if Dr. Lee recommends it for your best plastic surgery results.
Dr. Lee's Surgical Technique
For the lower eyelid, Dr. Lee can perform your surgery in an outpatient setting. He will discuss the type of anesthesia you qualify for in your treatment planning sessions. In lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Lee will make an incision along the underside of the lash line. This will also make the surgical scar concealed within the inside of the lid. Dr. Lee will delicately remove lax skin or bulges in this area. Once the procedure is complete, he will close the incision.
Following eyelid surgery, you should keep your head elevated for the first several days. Bruising and swelling should be expected and may last up to 3 – 4 weeks. Your surgery results will look their best once your treatment area has healed in 3 – 4 weeks. Patients should expect minimal scarring at incision points, which will be almost invisible to the naked eye. We ask that you attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Lee so that he can check on the progress of your healing.
Lower eyelid lift FAQ
Is lower eyelid surgery permanent?
Your results from lower eyelid surgery will be long-lasting, but your face will continue to age. You may not have the same level of sagging or puffiness you had before surgery. However, the appearance of your eyelids will still be impacted by the aging process.
Can I have both upper and lower eyelid surgeries done at the same time?
Yes, you can have both upper and lower eyelid surgeries if Dr. Lee feels it is necessary. The only caveat is that your surgery time will be longer and will require more anesthesia.
What do I need at home for recovery?
Besides making sure you make all of your follow-up appointments with Dr. Lee, we recommend having the following items on hand at home:
- Cold compresses for your eyes
- Medical gauze
- Artificial tears or eye drops to keep your eyes moist
- Sunglasses for sun protection
- Over-the-counter pain medications
Dr. Lee and his medical team will educate you on how to take care of your lower lids at home for best results and to avoid infection.
Love Your Lower Lids Again
Lower eyelid surgery at L Plastic Surgery can help to improve your eyes by making you look more attractive and less tired. Many patients, both men and women, undergo lower blepharoplasty to rejuvenate their appearance and improve the physical impairments that come from loose, sagging skin around the eyes. If you are thinking about lower eyelid surgery, please schedule a consultation at our San Francisco, CA office to begin the journey toward your new look.