Restore a Youthful Expression to Your Eyes Through This Simple Surgery. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, treats puffiness, protruding fat pads, and sagging in the upper eyelids and the lower eyelids.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Removing the pouches that form under the eyes is the chief benefit of lower eyelid surgery. The lower lid can also droop, and this can be corrected by tightening the muscles in the lower lid. An incision is made either behind the lid or under a natural fold on the exterior of the lid, just below the eyelashes. Scarring is invisible if the incision is done on the interior surface of the lid (or transconjunctival). This transconjunctival technique is best when the patient has mostly redundant and herniated fat pads.
When the patient has significant excess skin, a well-hidden incision is placed on the lower eyelid in a natural crease just below the eyelash margin. This typically results in a virtually undetectable scar on the lower lid in a natural crease when fully healed. If there is also discoloration or darkened skin on the lower eyelid, surgery will not address that problem. However, judicious surgical removal of excess fat can improve the dark bag appearance and restore a natural, refreshed, and more youthful eye. For skin pigment issues, Dr. Lampert in Miami can recommend additional procedures to help minimize or eliminate the discoloration.