What is a Lower Eyelid Lift?
As we age, the fragile skin around the eyes often shows signs of aging before the rest of the face. In the lower eye area, this presents itself as loose, drooping skin and accumulated pads of fat that give the appearance of “bags” under the eyes. A lower eyelift surgery addresses these problems, while Dr. Stein’s technique involves minimal downtime and no visible scars.
How Does a Lower Eyelid Lift Work?
Dr. Stein performs this procedure under IV twilight anesthesia, which keeps patients from feeling any discomfort. Hiding the incisions in the crease of the eyelid, he will carefully reposition the fat pads, remove loose skin, and lift the remaining skin back into place to achieve a younger-looking lower eye area with no bags or drooping.
How Long is Recovery from a Lower Eyelid Lift?
You will receive an individualized recovery plan from Dr. Stein. Most people can go back to work after a week but should wait at least two weeks before returning to any strenuous activities. Swelling often takes a few weeks to subside completely. Results will appear more completely after the swelling goes down.
People may experience some effects during recovery, including irritation, swelling, bruising, and tightness or soreness. These will fade over a few days. You will be able to see after surgery, although you should not drive yourself home since you may have some blurry or double vision for a day or two.