Many women and men struggle with seeing puffiness and sagging in the area under the eyes in the mirror every day, making them appear tired even when they feel alert and awake. Eye creams and laser treatments may help at first but will likely stop being effective after a certain point. That’s when our Boston lower blepharoplasty, or lower eyelid surgery, can help to rejuvenate the lower eyelids and bring back a youthful, invigorated appearance.
The leading destination for cosmetic surgery in Boston, MA, Clareo Plastic Surgery provides an atmosphere where beauty meets precision, crafting a customized approach to enhance your appearance and confidence. Dr. Tantillo, Dr. Lee, and our entire team of skilled and trained aesthetic care experts provide an outstanding experience as we guide you through the lower lid blepharoplasty treatment process.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that can lift and rejuvenate the appearance of eyelids, both upper and lower. The surgery can address various functional and aesthetic concerns, such as excess fat, skin, or muscle in the lower or upper eyelids, which then can cause an excessively aged or tired appearance. The procedure can help patients achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
A lower eyelid rejuvenation is meant to specifically address puffiness, under-eye bags, lax muscle, and loose skin.
Through an external incision just below the lash line and an internal incision inside the lower eyelid, a lower eyelid blepharoplasty reduces and/or repositions the fat of the lower eyelid, blends the lower eyelid into the cheek, tightens the muscle of the lower eyelid, and removes excess skin of the lower eyelid. While not each of these maneuvers may be appropriate for every patient, your Clareo surgeon will formulate a plan best suited to your needs.
Sagging skin, wrinkles, or fine lines can make us look aged or even older than we really are. A puffy, saggy under-eye area has the added effect of making us appear tired or burned out. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty can smooth this bagginess and refresh your overall appearance for a youthful, awake look.
Our lower lid blepharoplasty patients typically have concerns about puffiness, bags, or laxity under the eyes, along with wrinkles or fine lines on the lower eyelid. Since this is a surgical procedure, candidates should be in general good health as well as free from any chronic conditions that could prevent proper healing. If you'd like to find out if you'd be a good candidate for a lower blepharoplasty Boston board-certified plastic surgeons at Clareo Plastic Surgery can address that and any other questions you may have during an initial consultation. Call us today!
Dr Lee’s message to patients considering Lower Blepharoplasty: The eyes are the first facial feature people around us see. We communicate with our eyes and express emotions through them. When there is something off, whether it be bags, excess skin, or dark circles, it detracts from our ability to effectively communicate our emotions to those around us. Blepharoplasty is the seemingly smallest surgery to effect the biggest change to those around us. People around you may not know when you have had eyelid surgery, but they can always tell when you need one.
Dr Tantillo’s message to patients considering Lower Blepharoplasty: Bags under the eyes project a tired, heavy, and sad appearance. I feel as though it can be difficult for one to project enthusiasm and optimism with heavy lower eyelids. A lower blepharoplasty addresses each anatomical layer of the eyelid, skin, muscle, and fat; as such, a well-thought-out and properly executed lower eyelid surgery is an important and powerful tool in facial rejuvenation.
At your Clareo consultation, our goal is to provide each patient with a completely personalized and customized experience to ensure their aesthetic goals are met and they receive the best possible patient care. If we determine you can be a great candidate for the procedure, your comprehensive treatment program will be crafted, and we will discuss expectations for outcomes and preparation needs.
The procedure may be performed with either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation and typically only takes about 30-60 minutes. Your surgeon may use an external incision, an internal incision, or both incisions. An internal incision is referred to as a transconjunctival approach and is completely scarless.
Following the procedure, you may experience a degree of mild bruising, swelling, or redness, but most side effects are mild, and recovery typically only lasts about one week to ten days. You will be instructed to use cold compresses and sleep with a slightly elevated head for several days to reduce swelling. Final results will typically become visible at around four to six weeks.
Why Clareo Plastic Surgery?
Led by Ivy League trained plastic surgeons Dr. Tantillo and Dr. Lee, our entire team at Clareo understands that patient needs and preferences should be at the core of our approach. At Clareo Plastic Surgery, we take pride in blending exceptional surgical and practical expertise with personalized and compassionate patient care.
Over the past few years, eyelid surgery has been ranked among the top two surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the US.
Lower blepharoplasty is a low-pain surgery that is typically very well tolerated by the vast majority of patients.
Serious risks with lower blepharoplasty are extremely rare. Some possible minor risks include bruising or swelling.
Yes, the alterations made during this procedure are permanent. However, the procedure will not prevent the aging process, and using sun protection and great skin care is the best way to maintain your results.
The cost of lower blepharoplasty will depend on the technique used and the extent of treatment. If the procedure is performed for functional instead of cosmetic reasons, the cost may be covered by medical insurance.
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