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.
Lower Eyelid Surgery Reviews
"Initially I was very timid about going "under the knife," but after getting several botox treatments from Dr. Lee I have the utmost confidence that under his care, I will always be in great hands. So after staring in the mirror at my monolids and careful consideration, I decided to go back to see him for a consultation for Asian Eyelids. Boy did I make the right decision. If you're looking for THE Asian Eyelid surgery expert, Dr. Lee is the one to go to. Knowing my worries about doing any type of surgery, Dr. Lee thoroughly explained the procedure, showed me before and after photos of his "masterpieces", and assured me that he will take care of me. I am now a few months out from surgery and I love how my eyes came out. I understand that it takes time to heal, but I love the results so far. I know that Dr. Lee did surgery on my eyes, but I feel like getting this procedure done has brightened up my whole face and a better version of myself has come out to light. Again, thank you Dr. Lee!"- B.D. / Yelp / Dec 21, 2017
"I have the distinct pleaure to have known Dr. Lee both professionally and personally for almost two years.I was greeted warmly and felt instant rapport at our first meeting during a reconstructive plastic surgery case he was performing.He is both an amazing reconstructive microsurgeon and aesthetics plastic surgeon.Because I have witnessed the reconstructive surgeries he has performed to make a person's body whole again after a traumatic event or disease state, I was totally confident of his ability to perform aesthetic procedures on me.I have had Botox injections in my forehead and Juvaderm injections in the nasolabial folds to fill them out. His Botox injections are so precise that my forehead is smooth, but I can still move my eyebrows!The other procedure I have had is the Fraxel laser for the entire face, neck and chest. This laser helped to repair the sun damage and remove the small fine wrinkles around my eyes and corners of my mouth. He is definitely my plastic surgeon of choice in the bay area. And now he has a surgical suite so many of the minor surgical procedures from liposuction to blepharaplasty can be done as an outpatient procedure."- D.D. / Yelp / Oct 05, 2008
"I had my first ever cosmetic procedure, double eyelid surgery, done by Dr. Charles Lee in San Francisco. I spent a significant amount of time researching plastic surgeons and chose him due to his impeccable record and positive reviews. Dr. Lee is a meticulous and highly trained plastic surgeon. He is an artist and technical perfectionist. He treats his patients personably and nice and his work is outstanding. His price might be high but please don't look for discounts when it comes to plastic surgery. You want the very best when it comes to your life and the quality of the result. "You get what you pay for" is true with Dr. Lee. He is worth every cent. When I left Dr. Lee's office after the initial consultation I was not even questioning if I needed to get a second or third opinion. I knew he was the surgeon I was going with. I booked right after coming in. I must also say that Dr. Lee's assistant Tina was also very professional and available for any pre or post-surgery questions. I am extremely happy with my results and my choice. Thank you so much for excellent care!"- J.S. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2019
"5 stars all around! Full-on leg surgery EASIER than a typical dental cleaning, and no spitting! My visit was hardly plastic, as Dr. Lee performed a state-of-the-art lazer procedure to either re-create (or un-create) or re-direct the way veins are supposed to work in my leg. Seldom have I felt so very *impressed* with *confidence* in any professional interaction. I probably should have had a little work under my eyes at the same time, while in this 5 star office. Great staff; calm offices."- D.P. / Yelp / Apr 21, 2015
"Dr. Lee was the 4th opinion I got and was the reason I actually decided to go through with procedure. He gave me perfect explanation on what to expect from the procedure, made sure to answer ALL my questions (and I had a lot) and all that with outstanding confidence. The actual procedure (blepharoplasty) was done under local anestesia and it took him less than an hour from start to finish. He has been performing these procedures for years and is well known for them. My recovery is going great and i couldn't be happier with the results. The whole staff is amazing, supportive and more than willing to accommodate patient's needs. The pricing I got is, hands down, THE BEST in the whole Bay Area (I spoke to, at least, 30 different clinics before scheduling my consultations with final 6, which i decided to proceed with after doing a thorough research on performance AND pricing. I ended up cancelling last 2 because I already decided to go with dr Lee). I would DEFINITELY recommend dr Lee for your next procedure!"- S.P. / Yelp / Aug 27, 2018
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.