Lower Eyelid

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The eyes can often be one of the first areas to belie your age, particularly the lower eyelid as it begins to droop and sag. Thinning skin and loss of volume results in perpetual dark circles and puffiness that makes you look chronically fatigued. Lower eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can directly address these cosmetic concerns, leaving you with a look that is more awake and refreshed. 

Who is it For?

Dr. Madnani may recommend lower eyelid surgery to correct the following issues:

  • Excess sagging skin below the eye
  • Loose skin that can reveal the white part of the eye under the iris
  • Puffiness and baggy lower eyelids
  • Fine lines that appear underneath and around the outer corners of the eye

For some patients, lower eyelid surgery may be sufficient for achieving desired results. However, other patients may find that combining lower eyelid surgery with a filler (fat transfer), skin resurfacing,  upper eyelid surgery, a brow lift or a facelift may provide the best possible results. 

How does it Work?

Dr. Madnani routinely performs lower eyelid surgery using local anesthesia. There are a variety of approaches to addressing the lower eyelid depending on whether skin and fat are removed or only fat. nSome patients may also require a fat transfer or soft tissue filler injections to smooth out a thinning lower eyelid or laser resurfacing to tighten loose skin. 

What are Results Like?

Post-Procedure discomfort can be satisfactorily managed with oral pain medication. Cool compresses are recommended to alleviate swelling and an ointment may be provided to keep the eye moist during the recovery process. 

Most patients are able to return to work after a few days and regular exercise within 14 days after their eyelid surgery. Results of surgery become evident once swelling and bruising subside, which usually occurs within 7-10 days. Eyelid surgery typically offers long-lasting and even permanent results, eliminating the need for procedures later on for some patients. 

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, Dr. Madnani can help. Through subtle alterations in the lower eyelid, you can achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr. Madnani’s office at 212-203-8591. 

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