What is Lower Blepharoplasty?
Lower blepharoplasty is a form of surgery done on the lower part of the eyelids in order to remove eye bags. Basically, eye bags are made up of muscle, fat, and excess skin that are found on the lower part of the eye area. Among the many cosmetic procedures offered, lower blepharoplasty or eye bag removal is one of the most popular. After lower blepharoplasty, the dark circles under the eyes and puffy eye bags would all be gone. Moreover, there are two types of Lower blepharoplasty--Lower blepharoplasty with Canthopexy and Lower blepharoplasty with Mid Cheek Lift.

How the procedure is done?
Lower Blepharoplasty is done by making an incision measuring below the eyelashes and sometimes it might be extended on the crow's feet area of the eyes. Through the incision, the excess fat, skin, and muscles creating the eye bags would be removed.

Lower Blepharoplasty with Canthopexy
Because of the unique characteristics of a person's body, there are some people who have less support or tone on their lower eyelids. If the Lower blepharoplasty is done on this case, there is a great risk that ectropion or the turning of the lower eyelid inside out might happen. To avoid this, Lower Blepharoplasty with Canthopexy is done on the lateral area of the lower eyelid to strengthen the tendon and the supporting areas around it. The main objective of Lower Blepharoplasty with Canthopexy is to maintain the normal position and connection of the eyelid and the eyeball. It is a safe and less complicated procedure.

Lower Blepharoplasty with Mid Cheek Lift
Due to various reasons like aging and stress, the cheek area of some people tend to appear hollow. However, the great news is that it could be easily fixed. Together with lower blepharoplasty, mid-cheek lift can be done to enhance the face of a person. The surgical procedure is simple—the excess fat, skin, and muscles removed from the eye area would be transplanted into the hollow mid-cheek. Through lower blepharoplasty with midcheek lift, a person can now look much younger.

What to expect after Lower Blepharoplasty?
Most of the time, the procedure is done on outpatient basis. There would only be minimal gauze and tapes for the eyes, although some might need bandages. Regarding the pain after the operation, there might be some mild pain but it will not last. On some days, the eyes might feel irritated or tense too. To deal with this, analgesics are often prescribed as well as eye drops. There would also be some swelling and bruises but they will eventually disappear from two weeks. To reduce the swelling cold compress is recommended. It is also ideal to sleep with the head elevated for a few days after the procedure. There would be no visible scars as the incisions are done on the natural folds of the eyelids.