Lower Eyelid Lift

IT’S TIME TO REMOVE THE BAGS UNDER YOUR EYES

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Lower Eyelid Lift

IT’S TIME TO REMOVE THE BAGS UNDER YOUR EYES

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Horizons Plastic Surgery, Rome, GA

Look Refreshed, Not Exhausted

When looking at yourself in the mirror, do you often feel your eyes make you appear unrested, exhausted, or even older than you actually are? Lower eyelid anatomy is some of the most complex in the body and often what seems rational to a lay person, such as “just take some skin and fat out of my puffy eyelids,” would lead to serious complications. Lower eyelids come in a variety of scenarios related to anatomy, medical conditions, ethnicity, and age.

Dr. Marc Wetherington in Rome, GA, is the area leader for lower eyelid blepharoplasty

Lower Eyelid Lift Rome, GA

Sun exposure, stress, age, and genetic factors all contribute to the tired look associated with wrinkles and puffiness of the eyelids. Blepharoplasty is the medical term for the surgical enhancement of either the upper or lower eyelids.

The most common reason a patient requests the lower eyelid blepharoplasty is to correct puffiness. This condition is caused by the bulging of fat under the eye. A patient typically chooses to have a general anesthetic, and the surgery usually takes two to four hours. Correction of this condition involves little or no skin removal, and only small amounts of fat are actually removed. The incision can be made just below the eyelashes or just inside the lower eyelid for a completely invisible approach. The modern development of oculoplastic technique emphasizes preservation of the fat in order to prevent a hollow, operated appearance to the lower eyelid. Although some fat is removed, most of it is transposed to an adjacent location within the lid. This helps restore a healthier appearance to the lower eyelid.

What to Expect

Many patients requesting lower lid surgery have experienced a slow deterioration in the elastic qualities of the eyelid tissue. These issues are dealt with proactively by performing an extended lower eyelid blepharoplasty. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and, in addition to the management of bulging fat, involves the subtle elevation of lower eyelid and upper cheek soft tissue to better support the lower eyelid. An additional procedure, known as canthopexy, reinforces the corner of the eyelid to help maintain proper eyelid position.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is more involved than surgery on the upper eyelid and patients will experience more bruising and swelling. Pain is moderate and most patients may resume normal activities within three to four weeks.

Lower Eyelid Lift Rome, GA

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ABOUT DR. WETHERINGTON

Dr. Marc Wetherington is a plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Rome, Ga

Dr. Wetherington is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a former President of the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Dr. Marc Wetherington in Rome, GA, is the area leader for lower eyelid blepharoplasty

Lower Eyelid Lift

Sun exposure, stress, age, and genetic factors all contribute to the tired look associated with wrinkles and puffiness of the eyelids. Blepharoplasty is the medical term for the surgical enhancement of either the upper or lower eyelids.

The most common reason a patient requests the lower eyelid blepharoplasty is to correct puffiness. This condition is caused by the bulging of fat under the eye. A patient typically chooses to have a general anesthetic, and the surgery usually takes two to four hours. Correction of this condition involves little or no skin removal, and only small amounts of fat are actually removed. The incision can be made just below the eyelashes or just inside the lower eyelid for a completely invisible approach. The modern development of oculoplastic technique emphasizes preservation of the fat in order to prevent a hollow, operated appearance to the lower eyelid. Although some fat is removed, most of it is transposed to an adjacent location within the lid. This helps restore a healthier appearance to the lower eyelid.

What to Expect

Many patients requesting lower lid surgery have experienced a slow deterioration in the elastic qualities of the eyelid tissue. These issues are dealt with proactively by performing an extended lower eyelid blepharoplasty. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and, in addition to the management of bulging fat, involves the subtle elevation of lower eyelid and upper cheek soft tissue to better support the lower eyelid. An additional procedure, known as canthopexy, reinforces the corner of the eyelid to help maintain proper eyelid position.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is more involved than surgery on the upper eyelid and patients will experience more bruising and swelling. Pain is moderate and most patients may resume normal activities within three to four weeks.

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FACE PROCEDURES

ABOUT DR. WETHERINGTON

Dr. Marc Wetherington is a plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Rome, Ga

Dr. Wetherington is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a former President of the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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