Puffiness below the lower eyelids or under eye bags and saggy eyelid skin may make the eyes appear old and tired. This condition can be corrected with lower eyelid cosmetic surgery. The patient should select a surgeon who is specially trained and experienced in performing eye procedures in order to achieve safe and predictable outcomes.
Lower eyelid surgery usually involves removal or redistribution of excess fat and tightening of loose skin and sagging muscles.
Dr. Jennifer Hui is an accomplished oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid and various other procedures related to the eyes. Dr. Hui provides these procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities in The Golden State.
Lower eyelid surgery candidate should ideally be an adult having good health, who wants to achieve eye rejuvenation to create a youthful upper face. The candidate will typically have the following characteristics:
- The eyes look tired even after sleep
- Conspicuous under eye bags
- Fine lines and saggy skin around the eyes
- Difficulty in applying eye makeup
A suitable candidate will be free of any eye infection and not suffer from any specific eye disease such as dry eyes.
TRANSCUTANEOUS SURGICAL TECHNIQUE
To perform this technique, the eye surgeon will create an incision right under the eyelashes and do the surgery through the skin. The surgeon may recommend this technique when both the skin and the muscle supporting the eyelid are drooping. A trained eye surgeon will take care to place the incisions discreet in order to mitigate subsequent scars.
The lower eyelid is supported by the delicate orbicularis oculi muscle. This surgical technique involves creating incisions and flaps over this muscle in many cases. It is fabulous to maintain muscle integrity so that the natural shape of the eye is not compromised.
TRANSCONJUNCTIVAL SURGICAL TECHNIQUE
This technique involves creation of an incision inside the lower eyelid. To perform this lower eyelid surgery technique, the surgeon should have an intricate understanding of the delicate structures around the eye. The major advantage with this technique is the no visible scarring occurs on the outside.
The shape of the eye is preserved in a better way with an internal incision because the orbicularis oculi muscle integrity is not disrupted. Minimal trauma is imposed on the fragile support network of the eyelid structure with this technique.
The outer corner of the eye or the lateral canthus is critically important for the eye shape and support. If the surgeon fails to consider this aspect, the outer corners may become rounded instead of angular following lower eyelid surgery. The marvelous and percipient Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for lower blepharoplasty and other procedures.
Most patients will experience mild bruising and swelling, which will subside in about one week. Patients can resume their normal routine after a week, but they should minimize strain on the eyes and prevent sun exposure in the incision areas for several weeks.