Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid bags make you look older and fatigued, and are impossible to hide behind makeup. This may cause by genetics, variations in anatomy, excess sun exposure, aging or herniation of orbital fat. Doing lower blepharoplasty can bring you back to your natural, youthful look and help you maintain that look long term. There are 2 techniques available at Lelux Hospital that a surgeon can use to rejuvenate the lower eyelids, but the overall approach involving in removing fat as well as removing excess skin and sagging muscle.

Transcutaneous Approach

The incision will be made just below the lower lash line. Excess skin in the lower eyelid is removed through this incision. A well placed incision can be virtually invisible when fully healed. This approach can benefit those who have sagging skin and the orbicularis oculi muscle (the muscle which supports the eyelid).

Transconjunctival Approach

The incision is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed. The benefit of this approach is the incision will not be visible, even a close up eye exam will not reveal signs of surgery. The shape of the eye is typically better preserved as the orbicularis oculi muscle is fully preserved.

For the two techniques, it will be performed under local anesthesia combined with conscious.

Post-Operative Care

  1. Apply cold compress 5 times a day, 15 minutes each time in the first 3 days after surgery.

  2. Swelling is not so much on the first day but the second day will be more swollen.

  3. After 3-4 days, the wound will dry up and swelling will be down.

  4. Avoid the wound from getting wet for 2 days. Using a soft cloth to clean the wound area.

  5. After two days’ facial wash can be done as normal, then use a soft cloth and pat dry. Do not rub the wound.

  6. After cleaning the surface, apply Lubricant ointment.

  7. Should lie head elevated (high pillow) so that blood flow to the heart area. Swelling will subside faste

  8. Do not watch a movie, read a book prolonged for 3 days after surgery.

  9. Taking medication except painkillers, it is not compulsory unless you feel any pain.