OPTIONS IN LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY
Under-eye bags and dark circles are common patient complaints. They can make the individual look older and more tired and are most often, as a result of genetics or aging. Depending on the individual, bags or dark circles are simply caused by fullness or relative fullness of the lower eyelids and/or hollowness or relative hollowness (tear troughs) below the lower eyelids. During the aging process, the lower eyelid fat pads become prominent (orbital fat herniation), causing relative fullness of the lower eyelids. Moreover, there is fat deflation and descent of the midface/cheeks which results in relative hollowness below the lower eyelids. Some have congenital hollowness below the lower eyelids. One other important change during the process of aging is that the skin of the lower eyelids loses elasticity and stretches, resulting in ‘excess’ lower eyelid skin and wrinkles.
How to approach Treatment:
There are various non-surgical and surgical treatment options for lower eyelid bags and dark circles and lower eyelid wrinkles, depending on the variables involved in each individual, hence each person needs an individualized treatment plan
Fat in the lower eyelids can be removed or repositioned through a scarless incision hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty). Dr. Taban also uses a special technique to remove hidden fat of the lower eyelid.
Lower blepharoplasty is usually done on an outpatient basis either under local anesthesia alone or with conscious sedation.The transconjunctival technique does not require any sutures. If an incision was made below the lashes, then absorbable sutures are placed. Bruising and swelling usually subsides within 7-10 days.
If you have questions, comments or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Taban.
TabanMD – Eyelid Surgeon
9735 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 204
Beverly Hills, Ca 90212