Lower Eyelid Surgery

Reduce and Eliminate Under-Eye Bags and Dark Circles with a Lower Eyelid Surgery

Oftentimes, the eyes show the first visible signs of aging. At South Texas Plastic Surgery in Victoria, TX, Dr. Brian F. Burns can perform a lower eyelid surgery to eliminate puffiness, dark circles, and sagging skin underneath your eyes, giving your face a youthful and rejuvenated look. Often, a lower eyelid surgery can be combined with other facial surgeries for a more dramatic effect. Dr. Burns believes in fully customized treatments and will work to achieve each of your cosmetic goals. 

An eye with the lower eyelid outlined

Lower eyelid surgery can reduce or eliminate dark circles, under-eye bags, and puffiness. 

What is Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Many times, dark circles or bags appear due to a fat bulge in the lower eyelid. This appearance can be amplified by a loss of volume in the area, which creates a hollow appearance called a tear trough. This visible condition can be effectively addressed with a lower eyelid surgery.

Anyone with sagging, drooping, or slackened skin around the lower eyelid area can be considered for this procedure. As with any cosmetic surgery, it is important that patients are in good overall health. During an initial consultation, Dr. Burns will review your medical history and help you determine if lower eyelid surgery is right for you.

Benefits of Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery can offer astounding results with a minimally invasive procedure. Defining and contouring the area below the eye can help you appear younger, healthier, and more confident. When you are self-assured, it shines through everything you do. Many of our patients find they are much more outgoing and personable following their surgery.

Lower Eyelid Surgery: The Procedure

Lower eyelid surgery can be performed under general anesthesia if necessary. However, most of our patients find they are comfortable with mild sedation and local anesthesia. To begin the procedure, Dr. Burns will create a small incision just below the lower eyelash. This strategic placement will aid in concealing any scarring after the treatment. Dr. Burns will then remove excess fat deposits and tissue to produce a firmer, more toned appearance. Fat deposits can be repositioned for patients who are lacking volume in certain areas. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Burns will close the incision by placing tiny sutures, which will typically remain in place for about five days.

Following your procedure, slight bruising and swelling is to be expected. However, these issues can be addressed with over-the-counter pain medication, anti-inflammatories, and the application of cold compresses. Most patients are able to comfortably return to work or school after three or four days. Dr. Burns will provide you with specific post-surgical instructions. You should follow these instructions precisely to ensure your eyelid surgery recovery goes as smoothly as possible.

Lower eyelid surgery can offer astounding results with a minimally invasive procedure. Defining and contouring the area below the eye can help you appear younger, healthier, and more confident. 

Financing Options at South Texas Plastic Surgery

Unlike upper eyelid surgery—which can often address drooping eyelids that impede your vision—lower eyelid surgery is not typically covered by insurance. This is because the procedure is exclusively considered a cosmetic procedure. At South Texas Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer a number of payment options for the convenience of our patients. In addition to cash, checks, and all major credit cards, we also accept CareCredit® and financing through SurgeryLoans.com. We understand that budgeting for cosmetic procedures can be overwhelming. Our helpful and accommodating financial team is here to answer any questions you may have. We are happy to help you complete all necessary paperwork so you can focus on your treatment.

Learn More about Lower Eyelid Surgery

If you are self-conscious about dark bags or circles under your eyes, lower eyelid surgery could provide the results you desire. To explore your candidacy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burns.  You can do so by calling our office at (361) 576-1975 or by contacting us online.

What I liked about Dr. Burns is, he was in no hurry when I talked to him. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions before my procedure. Bobby
I would recommend him to anyone who will listen. He goes to great lengths to make sure you are happy with his work.   Tina
From the moment I walked into Dr. Burns’ office I felt so comfortable; from the welcome at the front desk to the friendly staff waiting for me in back. Paula
I did my research and asked everyone who to use and it was unanimous: they all said to use Dr. Brian Burns at South Texas Plastic Surgery. Shelly

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