Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty Dubai | 1 February 2020
The lower eyelids are one of the first areas of your face to show signs of aging. The eyelid skin is extremely thin and susceptible to the forces of gravity, genetics, and sun damage. In youth, we have a smooth youthful contour from the lower lash line to the cheeks. As we age, this smooth transition from the lower eyelashes to the upper cheeks gives way to hills and valleys. Fatty bags may appear and bulge. The cheeks also age and descend, exposing the bony rim of our eyes, creating a hollowed, skeletonized appearance to your face. In lower blepharoplasty –also known as lower eyelid surgery– excess skin and fat may be removed and/or repositioned around your eyes to create a natural, more awake, more vibrant appearance without changing your face’s shape.
It has been said that the eyes are the windows to our souls. Our eyes are the defining features of our face and shape our interactions with others. For these reasons, blepharoplasty is an extremely popular procedure. With the advanced techniques used by Dr. Vigo, your blepharoplasty may be safely and effectively performed in the office under local anesthesia, with the expectation that you would be able to return to work within a week.
Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty dubai?
If you have excess lower eyelid skin and/or puffy bags around the eyes, you may be an excellent candidate for blepharoplasty. The best candidates for this procedure are healthy patients who do not smoke and do not have any serious eye conditions.
What happens during the initial consultation for blepharoplasty dubai?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Chung will discuss your concerns about your eyes: are you concerned by the amount of loose skin? Does the texture of your skin bother you? Do you have puffy bags under your eyes? Do your friends and loved ones say that you “look tired?” Dr. Vigo will also carefully evaluate your medical history, noting any prior history of eyelid surgery, dry eyes, or the use of blood thinners. He will also pay special attention to the surrounding anatomic structures such as the upper eyelids, cheeks, as well as the strength of the lower eyelid muscles.
What happens during the blepharoplasty dubai procedure?
Typically, your lower eyelid surgery may be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately one to two hours, depending on the type of procedure performed. You may take an oral medication to help you relax during the blepharoplasty, and all patients need a ride home after the procedure.
Dr. Vigo is skilled in all types of blepharoplasty procedures. For most patients, an incision is made on the skin just below the lash line. This allows excess, wrinkly skin to be removed. For others, the incision for the eyelid surgery may be placed on the inside of the lower lid. This procedure, called transconjunctival blepharoplasty, is best for those patients who only need fat removed and/or repositioned. Ultimately, the decision regarding which procedure will provide you with the best results will be made after careful evaluation and discussion, carefully considering your goals and personal preferences.
During the procedure, Dr. Vigo will measure and draw out the planned incision using a special surgical marking pen. The skin is then cleansed with an antiseptic. Local anesthetic will be placed carefully in the eyelid skin. An incision is made just below the lash line and a conservative amount of excess skin is removed. Any fatty bags may also be removed or repositioned. Dr. Vigo never removes too much fat, as he does not want your eyes to appear hollowed. Bleeding is usually quite minimal. All incisions are closed with tiny, meticulously placed stitches. An antibiotic ointment is then applied to the incisions.