Posted on: March 16th, 2009
As we age, many of us notice the puffiness of our lower eyelids. This is due to excess fat accumulation. Not uncommonly, this worsens with allergies or the time of the day.
To minimize these bags, a minor surgical procedure is performed. This procedure is called (Blepharoplasty) or commonly known as eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty can be peformed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both.
A small incision is made on the inside of the lower eyelid, and the excess fat is removed. The overlying skin shrinks and contracts leaving a flat lower eyelid. Occasionally, laser therapy is performed at the same time to smooth the skin and minimize the wrinkles. When there is a lot of excess lower eyelid skin, some skin is removed.
Patients are back to work within a few days. There is essentially no discomfort following this procedure.
I find that patients are extremely satisfied with the results of this procedure.