Top Facial Cosmetic Surgeon 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 with or without skin tightening, which can drastically minimize the appearance of puffy lower eyelids that make everyone look tired and worn down. This procedure is Dr. Lee's MOST requested surgery. 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 lower eyelid surgery in Philadelphia on patients ranging in age from 18 yrs old to 82 yrs old--all very happy with their results. The cause of baggy and puffy lower eyelids is due to a combination of herniating fat pushing outward as you age while losing superficial cheek fat. Prolonged issue with puffiness can cause excessive skin stretching and edema (water retention) causing cheek puffiness or malar bags.
The most important element in lower eyelid surgery is removing all the visible fat so you will NOT need to be re-operated on. Contrary to many people's belief, fat removal does NOT cause hollowness. Fat removal to your lower lids just unveils your natural anatomy without the fat/puffiness. Fat removal via internal incision or transconjunctival method is THE MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURE due to the permanent results achieved with minimal downtime. The cost for this procedure is $4500 with Dr. Lee and usually performed in our office surgical suites at no add'l cost- if there is a serious heart related condition, the surgery will have to performed at an outpatient hospital at an add'l cost. If you have waited until your lower lids skin has stretched beyond it's ability to tighten on it's own, skin tightening procedure may be appropriate to achieve optimal results. The cost for skin tightening is $4500 if performed without fat removal procedure or add'l $2500 if performed with lower lids fat removal procedure. Ideally, we recommend our patients to consider various options such as lasers and fillers to deal with excess skin issues due to the long recovery, up to 6-9 months for the incision scar to heal with the skin tightening procedure. 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 considering lower blepharoplasty surgery, it is important for patients to know how often the surgeon has performed this procedure because lower eyelid surgery. Dr. Lee has performed THOUSANDS of lower lids procedures and has spent many years perfecting and fine-tuning his approach to lower eyelid surgery in Philadelphia and Main Line. So do your research and you will understand why people consider Dr. John Lee an expert Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgeon.
Dr. Lees's Lower 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. View more Before and After Photos of Lower Eyelid Surgery performed by Dr. John Lee.
Contact Us! Are you looking for a lower eyelid surgery specialist in Philadelphia or Bryn Mawr? Dr. Lee's surgical expertise and experience gives patients the optimal results at the most affordable price. Call us today at (610) 789-6701 or visit our contact us page to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lee.