Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery in San Francisco, CA

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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.

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.

Your Recovery

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:

  • 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.

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