Introduction to Lower Eyelid Surgery
At our practice in Miami, lower eyelid surgery is one of our specialties. Double board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, Gregory D. Lewen, M.D., offers lower eyelid surgery (also known as a lower blepharoplasty) for men and women in Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas of Florida. Dr. Lewen is one of the few plastic surgeons in the area who specializes in plastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding areas of the face.
In the paragraphs below, we’ve provided information on lower eyelid surgery. If you’re interested in upper blepharoplasty, revision eyelid surgery, or other forms of eyelid surgery, please check out our articles on those pages. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, please contact us today.
What is Lower Eyelid Surgery?
A lower eyelid blepharoplasty, or a “lower eyelid lift,” is a surgery that can dramatically improve and rejuvenate the tired and aged appearance of puffy lower eyelid “bags” and may also reduce the appearance of wrinkling skin underneath the eyes. Most importantly, this surgery will frequently change how the light reflects in the area around your eyes to ultimately add a more youthful, refreshed, and energetic appearance to your face.
What are the Common Reasons to get Lower Eyelid Surgery?
The appearance of eyelid bags in the lower lids is frequently caused by a combination of factors that can contribute to this heavy and tired look. The eyes are normally surrounded by fat that serves to protect the eyes within the bony eye socket. With time, some of the tissues that hold this fat back in the eye socket will weaken and can cause some of the fat to bulge forward. Additional aging changes are simultaneously occurring in the midface and cheek area, where a normal loss of volume over the course of time can cause a loss of fullness and support for the midface and cheek areas. This can cause the midface and cheek area to fall, and this can create the appearance of hollows around the eyelids that exaggerate the appearance of bags that are present here. For some patients, the appearance of lower eyelid bags at a younger age can also be a hereditary condition that is based on the shape of your face.
What Are the Benefits of Lower Blepharoplasty?
A common complaint from patients seeking this procedure is that they feel like they look older and tired. Many patients will even say that they look older in the mirror than they feel inside. This appearance of advanced age and fatigue can also influence the way that other people perceive you, and many patients are aware of how this can impact certain personal and professional relationships and/or opportunities. Below, we have included some of the advantages of having a lower eyelid surgery in Miami by Dr. Lewen:
- Many of our patients tell us that lower eyelid surgery provides them with more self-confidence, and they feel they look better in photos.
- This surgery can frequently make you look and feel more youthful
- For many people who are tired of being asked if they are tired or sleepy, lower eyelid surgery may make your eyes look more refreshed.