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Aging And The Lower Eyelids

Aging takes its toll on our delicate eyelid tissue, causing bags and sagging. The loss of elasticity and support result in droopy, crepey skin that can bunch and form festoons when smiling. Additionally, volume loss in the orbital area, where the eyelid meets the cheek, can worsen the appearance of bags and create a sunken look. Dr. Braunstein considers the impact of volume loss and evaluates each patient’s needs to achieve optimal results.

What Is Lower Blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed by Dr. Alexandra Braunstein to enhance the appearance of the lower eyelids. The procedure targets under-eye bags and sagging skin, restoring a youthful, refreshed look. The surgery generally involves making a small incision on the lower eyelids to trim excess skin and fat deposits, making the eyes look smooth and radiant. A lower blepharoplasty in Morristown takes 1 to 2 hours and several years off the face.

Lower Blepharoplasty Corrects:

  • Under-eye bags or deep tear troughs
  • Sagging skin in the lower eyelids
  • Age-related changes, such as volume loss in the orbital area
  • Dark circles and shadows
  • Festoons (bunching of skin and fat)
  • A sunken or tired appearance
  • Loss of elasticity and support in the eyelid tissue
woman after blepharoplasty in Morristown

Customized & Naturalized Results

Dr. Alexandra Braunstein understands that every patient’s needs are unique, which is reflected in her approach to lower blepharoplasty. Using state-of-the-art techniques, she customizes the procedure to address each patient’s concerns, whether under-eye bags, hollowness, puffiness, or dark circles. Incisions are carefully placed to ensure minimal scarring and a naturally refreshed result. Lower blepharoplasty aims to leave patients looking revitalized and youthful as if their under-eye issues never existed.

Lower Blepharoplasty & Dark Circles

Lower blepharoplasty effectively addresses the appearance of dark circles and rejuvenates the lower eyelid area. The procedure addresses common aging-related changes, such as sagging skin, bulging fat, and volume loss in the cheek area, which contribute to dark circles. A lower blepharoplasty in Morristown may involve removing and repositioning lower eyelid fat, removing excess skin, eyelid tightening, or a combination of these to restore a youthful appearance.

patients eyes after blepharoplasty in Morristown

Lower Blepharoplasty & Volume Restoration

Lower blepharoplasty can also address volume loss that contributes to the tired and aged appearance of the lower eyelids. Autologous micro-fat injections using the patient’s own fat is a popular and effective method for restoring volume in the lower eyelids. This technique involves carefully harvesting a small amount of fat from one area of the body and then meticulously reinjecting it into the hollowed or deflated areas of the lower eyelids. The result is a more youthful, rested appearance with improved contour and definition.

The Procedure Details

Lower blepharoplasty in Morristown, performed by Dr. Alexandra Braunstein, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles. The procedure is typically done using local anesthesia and light sedation for maximum comfort. Dr. Braunstein uses the transconjunctival approach to address under-eye bags, where incisions are made inside the eyelids, minimizing the risk of complications associated with traditional skin-based incisions. Herniated orbital fat pads are then carefully removed.

In cases of skin laxity, Dr. Braunstein may choose laser resurfacing or a skin tightening procedure. The latter involves a small incision placed below the lashes, where a conservative amount of skin is removed to tighten the area without altering the shape or position of the lower eyelid.

For patients with preexisting eyelid laxity, a canthal suspension procedure may be performed to support the eyelid and prevent possible complications. Additional dynamic wrinkles and smile lines can be addressed with injectables.

Dr. Braunstein recognizes that lower eyelid rejuvenation should not be approached in isolation, as it requires a comprehensive approach to achieve optimal results.

Recovery & Aftercare

To ensure optimal results, you must follow all postoperative instructions closely. After your blepharoplasty in Morristown, which may take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, you will need a responsible adult to accompany you home. In the first 48 hours after surgery, apply ice packs to minimize swelling and bruising and avoid strenuous activity for at least 1 week. The swelling and bruising can vary greatly depending on age, overall health, and medications.

You will receive a comprehensive set of postoperative instructions before your surgery, which will outline the steps you need to take for a smooth recovery. During your follow-up, Dr. Braunstein will review these instructions with you and answer any questions you may have. You can resume normal activities after 6 weeks. With proper aftercare, you can look forward to refreshed and rejuvenated eyes that help you feel confident and refreshed.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Braunstein

Dr. Braunstein is a highly-skilled, fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon specializing in lower blepharoplasty in Morristown. She will listen to your concerns and evaluate your unique needs, helping you to determine the appropriate treatment for your aesthetic goals. Whether you are looking to address bags, dark circles, or sagging skin, Dr. Braunstein will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Braunstein and get on the path to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

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