How Does a Lower Eyelid Lift Work?
During a lower eyelid lift, you will stay awake under local anesthesia. The process takes about an hour. Dr. Lanfranchi will use an incision hidden in a crease of the lower eyelid to lift and remove loose skin, rearrange or remove accumulated fat pads, and tighten muscles. The procedure lifts away dark circles, eliminates the puffiness caused by fat pads, and tightens the undereye area to reduce a dark, hollow-looking appearance.
How Long is Recovery From a Lower Eyelid Lift?
Recovery from a lower eyelid lift is usually quick and uncomplicated. You may have some swelling in the area for a few days, but you can return to work and your normal activities within three or four days. Follow Dr. Lanfranchi’s recommendations on how to care for the area after the procedure.
What are the Benefits of a Lower Eyelid Lift?
A lower eyelid lift offers many benefits that reduce the appearance of tired, aging eyes.
- Elimination of dark circles and always looking tired
- Removal of undereye bags
- Tighter skin with fewer wrinkles and less sagging
- Adjustment of the fat pads to eliminate puffiness
- Restored connections between the eye and facial muscles
If you have concerns about the upper eyelid area, a lower and upper eyelid lift works well together and give you a complete eye rejuvenation. Upper eyelid concerns can include drooping skin and wrinkles.