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Lower eyelid surgery can help to resolve eye bags and puffiness.

If you have noticed puffiness, sagging, or wrinkles underneath your eyes, you are not alone. These are all common cosmetic concerns that can occur as part of the natural ageing process. The good news is that the appearance of the skin underneath the eyes can be considerably improved with the help of a procedure known as lower lid blepharoplasty. Often, this procedure is combined with other facial treatments, such as an upper eyelid lift or brow lift. Read on to find out what the process involves, and if it’s worth considering if you have eye bags…

What does the procedure involve?

Lower lid blepharoplasty is a cosmetic treatment that works by getting rid of excess fat and loose skin underneath the eyes, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles in this area. Many people struggle with puffy and wrinkled eyebags as they get older as the skin loses elasticity, fat and volume. Lower lid blepharoplasty helps to resolve the issue by achieving a much smoother, more youthful-looking appearance.

During the surgery, your surgeon will carefully remove skin and fat from underneath the eyes before stitching the skin for a tighter, smoother appearance.

Why consider lower lid blepharoplasty?

Lower eyelid surgery is often an effective option when it comes to addressing a range of cosmetic concerns. Some of the most common issues that are resolved with the procedure include bags underneath the eyes; sagging eyelids; wrinkles on the eyelids; dark circles underneath the eyes; and asymmetrical lower eyelids.

If you have noticed any of these issues and are concerned about your appearance as a result, it is advisable that you speak to your surgeon about your treatment options. Let your surgeon know exactly what you are worried about and what kind of results you would like to achieve. They will then work with you to formulate a treatment plan and let you know what you can expect from the process.

What can you expect after surgery?

The recovery period following blepharoplasty is generally surprisingly fast. You can expect some bruising and swelling after surgery, but these side effects should resolve within 10 to 14 days. By three to four weeks following surgery, most evidence of your surgery should have disappeared.

Once your cosmetic procedure is complete, your surgeon will let you know how to take care of your treatment site. You may find it helpful to apply cold compresses to your eyes for around 48 hours in order to minimise swelling.

Although the recovery period is generally very quick, you should limit strenuous exercise for about a week after surgery. You might notice some discomfort and dryness for a few days, but these side effects are completely normal.

How can we help?

Dr Sophie Ricketts offers a range of procedures for the face, including eyelid surgery. If you have noticed puffiness underneath your eyes, and are concerned about always looking tired, you might consider lower blepharoplasty. We encourage you to come in and see Dr Sophie Ricketts for a consultation so that you can discuss your concerns and expectations in detail. She will explain the process to you and address any questions that you have regarding the treatment and recovery period.

If you would like to find out more about eyelid surgery, please have a look here.

Dr Sophie Ricketts also offers a number of other cosmetic procedures for the face. These include brow lift; face and neck lift; chin surgery; ear surgery and rhinoplasty. No matter which treatment you choose, Dr Ricketts will guide you through the process from consultation to surgery and the recovery beyond. To find out more about the procedures that Dr Sophie Ricketts offers, please have a look here.

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