At the level of the lower eyelids, the skin is very thin and there can occur sagging of the skin resulting in excess skin. Furthermore, some patients may suffer from extra subcutaneous fatty tissue around the tear trough.
This can be treated with a lower eyelid correction or lower blepharoplasty. During this procedure under local anaesthetic, excess skin and subcutaneous fat tissue is removed through an incision under the eyelashes.
In this way, the excess skin and/or subcutaneous fat tissue is removed and a fresher look is created. A scar is created that heals very well and will be almost invisible.
- You do not need to be fasting for this procedure under local anaesthesia.
- Timely smoking cessation is very important to prevent wound healing problems.
- When taking blood thinners, you should stop them in time. Be sure to discuss this with the surgeon during the consultation.
- You should not exert any strenuous activity or lift heavy loads for a week.
- The first week your eyelids may be swollen and turn blue, this will pass relatively quickly.
As with any surgery, this procedure carries a risk of bleeding, infection or impaired wound healing. With a lower eyelid correction, care will be taken not to remove too much skin, in order to prevent an ectropion. In an ectropion, the lower eyelid margin opens slightly. If this does occur, it can be corrected afterwards.