If you have concerns about sagging skin and dark bags under your eyes that make you look exhausted all the time, you may want to consider a lower eyelid lift. This process targets the lower eyelid area to correct this loose skin and under eye fat accumulation with no visible scarring.
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.
What Results Will I See With a Lower Eyelid Lift?
Your eye area will immediately look rested and refreshed, with the disappearance of undereye bags and tired-looking loose skin. The appearance of your results will only improve in the following weeks as the swelling goes down and the hidden incisions heal completely.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Lower Eyelid Lift?
If you have loose skin and undereye bags around the lower eyelid, you may be a good candidate for a lower eyelid lift. If you have problematic loose skin on both the upper and lower eyelids like many people, Dr. Stein often performs both procedures together.
If your concerns extend from your eyelids to your brows and forehead, you may want to consider a brow lift, which can address this area. A consultation with Dr. Stein will help you determine what procedure you need.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in a lower eyelid lift? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.