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The Bassin Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Orlando, Florida & Melbourne, Florida
Lower Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Description

Circles and bags under the eyes are one of the most common complaints for patients seeking aesthetic rejuvenation of the eyelids. It has been scientifically proven that the thin tissue layer responsible for cushioning the area behind the eyes does break down with age. This produces the lower lid bulging fat pads that are a common cosmetic concern. There is also a subset of the population born with a weakened tissue layer who present at a younger age complaining of a similar appearance. These displaced fat pads, and excess skin in the lower eyelids, which commonly occurs with age, and from the effects of chronic exposure to the sun, cause a tired appearance. Through an “invisible incision” placed on the inside of the lower eyelids, these pads can be accessed and carefully sculpted to provide a cosmetic result. Some patients may require small incisions underneath the eyelashes that heal inconspicuously to excise excessive skin which does build up on the outside of the lower eyelids. Dr. Bassin has pioneered repositioning of the lower eyelid fat pads, which shifts the patient’s fat pads to fill in the unsightly circles under the eyes, rather than excising them. This prevents a hollowed appearance which has commonly been a problem due to excessive removal of the lower eyelid fat.

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Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Procedure

During this procedure a 1 cm thick contact lens is placed over the eye to protect the eyeball. This is to prevent the possibility of any mishap to the eye. An incision is placed on the inside of the lower eyelid and the fat pads are accessed from the inside of the lower eyelid. In those patients in whom excess skin is to be removed, a small incision may be placed underneath the eyelashes. This surgery can be performed in the office or as an ambulatory procedure in an outpatient surgical facility. This procedure takes approximately one hour and after the procedure the patient will have ice packs placed on the eye and should expect to have bruising and swelling for 4-6 days. Patients are seen in the office approximately six days after surgery for their first post-operative appointment. The lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be combined with laser resurfacing to treat lower eyelid wrinkling. This same “invisible” incision can also be used to access the cheek, for a cheek mid-face lift.

How do I get started with Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Roger Bassin and the staff at The Bassin Center For Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss Lower Eyelid Surgery. Schedule an appointment online or call us at One of our Florida locations: Melbourne, Florida Location @ 321.255.0025 - Orlando, Florida Location @ 407.851.3888 - Tampa, Florida Location @ 813.872.7800 - The Villages, Florida Location @ 877.333.3223.


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