Heredity, time, and environmental factors can cause the fat and skin of the lower eyelid to become baggy and wrinkled, often resulting in a tired and aged facial appearance. Lower blepharoplasty, also known as lower eyelid surgery, can help reverse the signs of aging and help patients look and feel their best.
Lower Blepharoplasty IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
Heredity, time, and environmental factors can cause the fat and skin of the lower eyelid to become baggy and wrinkled, often resulting in a tired and aged facial appearance. Lower blepharoplasty, also known as lower eyelid surgery, can help reverse the signs of ageing and help patients look and feel their best.
Lower blepharoplasty is a very popular cosmetic surgical procedure to reshape the excess fat and drooping skin of the lower eyelid. Additionally, the procedure will minimize bags under the eyes and tighten the lower eyelid skin.
While lower eyelid surgery doesn’t stop the aging process, the benefits are long-lasting, resulting in a refreshed, rejuvenated, and younger-looking appearance.
While most people decide to have eyelid surgery to minimize the signs of aging, even some people in their late 20s and early 30s can benefit from lower blepharoplasty.
Lower blepharoplasty can be performed by using either an external (transcutaneous) or internal (transconjunctival) approach.
Transcutaneous blepharoplasty is performed via an incision through the eyelids from the outside, with the incision usually placed below the lashes of the lower eyelids, which minimizes any visible scarring. A well-placed incision can be virtually invisible when fully healed.
This approach often includes making incisions and flaps of the orbicularis oculi muscle. The fragile orbicularis oculi muscle is crucial as it supports the lower eyelid. If the integrity of the muscle is compromised, the shape of the eye can be changed.
When drooping and sagging is notable, the incisions may stretch out towards the temples where they would be concealed by crow’s feet. The surgeon will then separate the skin from muscle and fatty tissue, removing excess fat and trimming loose skin and muscle.
Unlike transconjunctival blepharoplasty, the transcutaneous approach requires sutures to cover the incision. Transcutaneous eyelid surgery is most suitable for patients who have notable bulges and wrinkles under the eyes.
Patients considering a transcutaneous blepharoplasty should be aware that darker skin may result in darker pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) along the incision line.
Before & After
Before the Surgery
- Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
- Shower and brush your teeth before surgery.
- If undergoing local anesthesia, you can eat normally. If the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, you will need to abstain from food and drink from midnight before your surgery.
- Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating. Do not eat any raw fish or meat.
- Drink using a straw at first, and avoid food and drink that is very hot or very cold.
- Rinse your mouth frequently with saline or mouth wash.
- You can start wearing lipstick 1 week after surgery.
- Avoid any exercise that may involve collision, such as football or basketball.
- Avoid wide smiling for about 2-3 weeks.
- Rest with your head higher than your heart to reduce swelling.
- See your surgeon for a follow-up after 3-4 weeks.
- Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.
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