Lower Eyelid Surgery for Under Eye Circles By on October 22, 2015

Youthful brown eye, eyelid, and under eye, femaleWhen you see yourself in the mirror, are you discouraged by droopy under eye circles, puffiness, and wrinkles? Under eye bags can make you look permanently aged and tired. If you’re ready to explore your options and correct under eye circles, you may be interested in blepharoplasty, which can reduce the appearance of under eye circles. Lower eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, and it will reduce or eliminate the appearance of under eye circles, leaving your eyes more attractive and exuberant. To learn more about lower eyelid surgery for under eye circles, contact our Minneapolis, MN practice today.

The Importance of the Eyes

Research shows that a person’s eyes are the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. If your eyes are bright, pleasant, and attractive, you’ll send a much different message than if they look tired, aged, and droopy. Because you will never have a chance to make that first impression again, if your lower eyelids are permanently baggy, consider blepharoplasty to improve your facial appearance. Not only will you change the way others view you, you’ll improve your self-image, as well.

Why Under Eye Circles Occur

While tiredness, allergies, hormones, weather changes, and salty foods can contribute to bags under the eyes, when the bags are permanent, they have a negative effect on a person’s appearance. Some people are more prone to bags under their eyes, due to heredity. Others have tugged on their lower eyelid for years while applying makeup, and all that stretching took a toll on the skin’s elasticity. Over time, whether or not skin endures the stresses of pulling, natural loss of elasticity and the pull of gravity can make under-eye skin loose and saggy.

About Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery is quick, safe, and highly effective. Nearly anyone with good health and saggy eye skin makes a great candidate for blepharoplasty.

You will receive anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure. For under-eye surgery, a small incision is made under the lower eyelid or at the lash line, where it will not be visible. From that site, excess skin and fat are removed, and muscle tissue is repositioned. Then, fine, self-dissolving sutures seal the incision. Total treatment time is usually about an hour or two, depending on whether you’re having upper, lower, or upper and lower blepharoplasty. You will need a driver to take you home after surgery.

You may experience dry eyes for a few weeks following surgery, but it should subside. You can use artificial tears to moisten your eyes. Apply ice or a freezer pack to the surgical site to reduce swelling. The surgeon will advise you on what kind of pain medication to use. Many over-the-counter pain medications can increase bleeding, so please follow postoperative instructions to speed healing.

Lower eyelid surgery usually does not require retreatment, but keep in mind that your eyes and skin will still age naturally.

Schedule Your Consultation Now!

If you’re ready to reclaim youthful eyes and a more attractive appearance, contact our plastic surgeon about blepharoplasty. One or more facial surgery procedures could turn back the clock and make you look years younger, which will not only affect how others see you - it will increase your self-confidence, as well. We are gladly accepting new patients, and at your consultation, the doctor will answer all of your questions.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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