LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY BY FAT REMOVAL
For patients who have eyebags under the eyes without a groove below the eyebags and with good skin tone in the their lower eyelids, the eyebags can be removed through an internal incision in the lower eyelid. The advantages of this procedure are that it is relatively quick and simple with a short downtime, and avoids an external scar on the lower eyelid.
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation or intravenous sedation and takes about one and a half hours as a day surgery procedure. Incisions are made along the inside of the lower eyelid. The fat pads are identified and carefully removed. Bleeding is meticulously controlled and the wounds are closed with internal sutures that do not need to be removed.
Postoperative pain is mild and well controlled with oral painkillers. There will be mild swelling and bruising. No stitch removal is required. You can start wearing eye makeup after one week and this can effectively camouflage the residual swelling and bruising so that you don’t need to wear sunglasses to conceal your eyes anymore. So the effective downtime is about one week. Exercise may be resumed after three weeks.
In expert hands, this is a very safe procedure, with minimal blood loss and risk of infection. Vision is not affected by the procedure.