How it works?
As we age, the muscles under the eyes tend to weaken. These muscles hold the eyelids taut against the eyes. When they weaken, the eyelids can droop and the skin around eyes can sag causing side vision reduction.
Lower Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids, reduces vision problems and makes eyes appear younger.
- Surgical incision: From the medial canthus to the lateral canthus along the eyelash margin at the inferior eyelid (sub-ciliary incision)
- Recovery: 7–10 days
- Removal of stitches: 7 days
In most of the cases, postoperative pain can be handled with analgesics. Head elevation for 2 to 3 days after the surgery with ice massage is recommended. The patient had better be told that they should avoid watching TV on lying position or reading a book for a long time. Stitch out can be completed within 4 to 5 days after the surgery. One day after stitch out, the patient can make up. The patient can go back to their daily life in 1 week though the periorbital swelling and bruise may last for 2 to 3 weeks. Temporary tearing and dazzling may occur, which is spontaneously resolved.
- Temporary epiphora
- Eye shape change
- Scar adhesion
- Palpebral ectropion
- Youthline shrinkage