Lower Eye Bag Removal
What Happens During the Lower Eye Lift Procedure?
Lower eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic.
First an injection is carried out to make the area numb. Next, an incision is made just below the eyelash line. What happens next depends on your own anatomy, and varies from person to person. If your problem is simply excess skin, then this can be removed. Often however there is too much fat, or fat in the wrong places under the eye in which case it is necessary to remove or reposition the fat pads. The muscle below the eye is often tightened at the same time, to help with the rejuvenation of the lower eyelid.
Where Are The Scars?
The scars are hidden in the natural crease just below the eyelashes. Over time the scars should be virtually undetectable.
Lower Eye Bag Removal FAQs
What is the recovery like after the procedure?
After the procedure you may experience some bruising and swelling.
There are some stitches which will need to be removed at five days after the procedure. Within about a week to two weeks, depending on the extent of the surgery, most people feel comfortable enough to return to normal social activities.
How long do the results last?
The results of the upper lower surgery are permanent: the removed skin will not come back. Yo ur face will however continue to age, and you may feel like you want further intervention 5 – 10 years later.
What other procedures can this procedure be combined with?
Lower eye bag removal surgery is sometimes also combined with upper eyelid surgery, and occasionally it is performed at the same time as facelift surgery.
What are the potential risks and complications?
Like any operation, there is a risk of side effects and complications.
There is a possibility of a collection of blood forming under the surface of the skin, which could necessitate further treatment to remove it. There is also a small risk of wounds becoming infected, especially in patients who smoke. All the potential risks of surgery will be discussed in detail at your consultation.
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