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Lower Eyelid Surgery: A Fresh Rejuvenation

Aging of the lower eyelids is one of the most common reasons why individuals seek eyelid surgery. Under-eye bags can develop, the muscles and tissues weaken, elasticity diminishes, and fat migrates. These factors can all result in an exhausted, puffy look. Our Orange County lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) is a procedure in which these issues can be addressed. 

Benefits of Lower Eyelid Surgery

Surgery of the lower eyelids can correct a number of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Excess skin and wrinkles 
  • Bags and dark circles 
  • Depressions along the bony border of the lower eyelids
  • Puffiness of the lower eyelids that creates a tired appearance
  • Droopy lower lids that show white below the iris (the colored portion of the eye)
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Lower Eyelid Surgery Procedure Details

Lower eyelid surgery in Los Angeles is performed with the patient under local anesthesia, sometimes with sedation. Your surgeon will place an incision directly below the lower lash line to remove or reposition excess fat and remove excess skin of the lower eyelid.

Alternatively, if no excess skin is removed, the incision may be placed on the inside of the lower eyelid. Surgical incisions may be closed with sutures or skin glue. Laser treatments or a chemical peel may also be recommended to reduce discoloration of the lower lids. 

Before & After

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Recovery 

  • Full recovery from lower eyelid surgery typically takes 10-14 days
  • Expect swelling and bruising for two weeks
  • Rest with your head elevated, even when sleeping
  • You may experience a sensation of tightness around the eyes
  • You will not be able to wear contact lenses for two weeks
  • Most patients return to work in 5-7 days and resume exercise in three weeks

Candidates 

  • Are unhappy with their facial appearance due to their lower eyelids
  • Do not have any pre-existing eye conditions
  • Do not have thyroid problems 
  • Are non-smokers in good health
  • Have realistic expectations about what lower eyelid surgery can do
  • Are aware of the procedure, recovery, and risks
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What is Scarless Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Transconjunctival eyelid surgery (or “scarless lower eyelid surgery”) is a safe, effective procedure with minimal complications. It uses an incision made in the lower lid conjunctiva which avoids an external incision through the skin. There is no skin incision, no skin scar, and subsequently no risk for eyelid retraction and less eyelid malposition postoperatively. The procedure also offers preservation of the eye shape and a shorter recovery time. Scarless lower blepharoplasty is particularly useful for: 

  • Younger patients with isolated fat excess, who do not need skin excision 
  • Older patients with manifestations of mild-to-moderate skin redundancy 

Which Technique of Lower Eyelid Surgery is Right for You?

If you want to freshen and rejuvenate your eyes but you’re not sure what kind of eyelid surgery you may need, we encourage you to contact our office to book a consultation. Dr. Kahng will then be able to evaluate your eyelids and go over your cosmetic goals to determine the ideal method of eyelid surgery for you.

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Why Choose Dr. Kahng for Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Thank you for being interested in working with us here at Cara Plastic Surgery. Our approach involves creating a fully customized treatment plan with the goal of rejuvenating your appearance to enhance your confidence and quality of life. 

Founded by Dr. David Kahng, a renowned Korean plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, our practice upholds a philosophy of providing our patients with trust, integrity, and safety. 

We know that you’re a unique individual with your own cosmetic goals, and we’re here to help you on your journey. With three locations for more convenience, we hope to see you very soon. 

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(855) 212-9901
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San Gabriel, CA 91776

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Buena Park, CA 90621

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