Lower Eyelid Surgery PHILADELPHIA | MAIN LINE, PA | BRYN MAWR
Facial Cosmetic Surgery in main line, philadelphia and bryn mawr
Many people have baggy and puffy lower eyelids. Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) is the removal of excess fat and tightening of the skin, which can drastically minimize the appearance of baggy and puffy lower eyelids that makes everyone look tired and worn down. This procedure is just as popular with men as with women. A sense of well-being and alertness is the reason why most people elect to have this procedure. Lower lids surgery is a procedure that the best results are achieved when performed earlier than later. Dr. Lee has performed this surgery on patients who are 18 yrs old to 82 yrs old- all very happy with their results. The cause of baggy and puffy lower eyelid is due to a combination of herniating fat, excessive skin, and edema (water retention).
The most important element in lower eyelid surgery is knowing exactly how much fat and/or skin needs to be removed. An experienced Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Surgeon will know how much skin can be safely removed and clearly explain what can be achieved with lower eyelid surgery. Aggressive removal of eyelid skin will result in lower lid retraction (pulling down of the eyelid) and other complications that can affect the health of the eyes itself. Lid retraction is difficult to reverse and usually require extensive reconstructive surgery.
When finding a doctor to perform Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery, make sure the surgeon has performed this procedure on at least one thousand patients. Lower Eyelid Surgery is more difficult and has higher rate of complications than upper eyelid surgery and is challenging to most surgeons who have not had extensive experience performing this procedure. Dr. Lee spent many years perfecting and fine tuning this surgery. So do your research and you will understand why people consider Dr. John Lee an expert Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Lee'sLower Eyelid Surgery Method:
To minimize recovery and complications from scarring, Dr. Lee always removes the excess fat that is causing the puffiness from the inside of the lower eyelids (transconjunctival approach). This method enables faster healing and if the skin is not tightened, there is no visible scar. If excess skin tightening is necessary, Dr. Lee's has a unique approach that requires minimal incision and thus recovery. Patients who do not need the skin tightening procedure can expect their post operative recovery to be only 7-10 days(being compliant with our post operative instructions) while patients with the skin tightening can expect to have noticeable improvement with the resolved puffiness within the same 7-10 days period and few months for the small incision to disappear- varies with each individual but the scar is so minimal that very few people ever mention it. More than 99.8% of our lower lids surgery patients are ecstatic with their results and their transformation from this one procedure is very noticeable.
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