As we get older the skin ages too and can become loose, saggy or wrinkly; especially around the eyes. One of the first parts of the face many people notice the signs of ageing, the skin below the eyes can make you look older than your years. A lower blepharoplasty is designed to remove these ageing eye bags, tighten the skin, and give the face a more youthful look overall.
Alternatively known as an ‘eye bag removal’, lower blepharoplasty surgery involves excess fat and skin being removed from below the eyes, before the muscles are tightened and the incision is carefully closed with very fine stitches. This is a surgical procedure and therefore this treatment is classed as invasive, so you will need aesthetic and an overnight stay in hospital.
Cosmetic surgery generally has come a long way in the last decade, and blepharoplasty surgery (both upper and lower) has changed dramatically. The results are natural and there are now a variety of techniques surgeons like Mr. Ahmed can use to provide you with the tailor-made rejuvenated look patients are seeking.
The transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique, for example, is now proving to be a popular alternative to traditional transcutaneous blepharoplasty. Using the transconjunctival technique, a small incision is made through the lower lid conjunctiva which allows the surgeon to avoid making an external incision, therefore leaving little to no visible scarring. Mr. Ahmed will discuss all of the surgical options for lower blepharoplasty with you during consultation, so you can be sure your surgery is a success.
Both upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery is normally recommended for those aged over 35, but eye bags can also be attributable to more than just ageing. Genetics, a hectic lifestyle, heavy smoking and even a permanent lack of sleep can all be factors of saggy lower eyelids, so you may still be a good candidate even if you are younger than 35. Booking a consultation with a facial surgeon like Mr. Aftab Ahmed is the best way to decide if facial surgery like a lower blepharoplasty is right for you.
There are some conditions that mean this type of cosmetic surgery isn’t the best option for you. For example, lower blepharoplasty can increase the chances of complications, including glaucoma or dry eyes post-surgery, although it’s important to point out these are rare for most patients. Lower blepharoplasty is one of the most requested forms of facial rejuvenation surgery Mr. Ahmed performs at his clinic, so you can be sure you’re in the safest of hands.
Popular with both male and female patients, the results of a lower blepharoplasty mean you should be left with smoother and tighter skin around the lower eyes; this all in turn reveals a more youthful look to not only the eyes, but the face as a whole. You can also combine lower blepharoplasty with other procedures including upper blepharoplasty, a facelift, or even a brow lift to transform the overall appearance of the upper face. Lower blepharoplasty can also be combined with non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections to reduce further signs of ageing from former too soon.
A thorough consultation is recommended to support your decision as to whether lower blepharoplasty will help you regain a more youthful appearance, and meeting Mr. Ahmed allows you the time to ask any questions you may have about the surgery or recovery. It’s important to know both the benefits and the risks associated with this type of facial rejuvenation surgery, so book your consultation with Mr. Aftab Ahmed today and begin your journey to a wider-eyed you.