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Lower Eyelid Surgery for Undereye Circles

Tagged with: Eyelid Surgery

Posted on: January 8, 2019

A women with youthful eyesDr. Burns helps patients in Victoria, TX and the South Texas area look younger and feel lighter through safe and effective plastic surgery procedures, such as a lower eyelid surgery for undereye circles.

Removing undereye circles and reducing puffiness can help open up the eye and produce a rested, youthful appearance. If you are considering eyelid surgery to address the signs of aging, learn more about the procedure and if you qualify for treatment.

What Causes Dark Circles?

Many issues contribute to dark circles beneath the eyes. Fatigue and lack of sleep can cause discoloration and puffiness. Genetics, certain allergies, and sun exposure can also contribute to a puffy undereye appearance.

With age, the skin beneath the eyes becomes thinner, and the face loses fat and collagen. All of these changes result in a hollow appearance below eyes. This can be further exacerbated by the blue and red tones of the blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface.

How Can I Get Rid of Dark Circles?

A lower eyelid lift, referred to as a lower blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate the area beneath the eyes and treat volume imbalances that contribute the appearance of dark circles.

What Is the Procedure Like?

Eyelid surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, though for less invasive cases, a local anesthetic and sedative medications may be an option.

Dr. Burns will create a small incision in the lower lid. Excess fat pockets are removed or re-distributed evenly in the lower eye area.

In some cases, excess skin may need to be removed as well.

For patients with significant fat tissue loss, Dr. Burns may inject a dermal filler to add volume and create an even appearance. Fillers address the hollowed appearance that contributes to undereye circles.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for lower eyelid surgery are those patients who are in good overall health and have a realistic expectations for the procedure.

Patients with excess fat pockets or a loss of volume in the undereye area often achieve the best results from the lower eyelid procedure.

It is important to note that skin conditions such as eczema or certain skin cancers may affect candidacy. In addition, certain eye conditions like dry eye or glaucoma may prevent your eyes from healing properly after the procedure. Dr. Burns can evaluate your health history to determine if the procedure is right for you.

How Long Does It Take to Recover?

Expect to take at least a week for recovery and recuperation. Bruising and swelling for the first few days after the procedure is normal. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce the effects of swelling.

Contact South Texas Plastic Surgery

Dark circles or chronically puffy lower eyelids can make you appear older or more tired. Schedule a consultation to meet with Dr. Burns if you want to improve your confidence and refresh your appearance with eyelid surgery.

Dr. Burns’ years of training and experience will give you peace of mind that your lower eyelid surgery will be successful, but produce a natural, dramatic result.

Contact our office online or call us at (361) 576-1975 to schedule your consultation today.


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Victoria, TX 77901
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