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Lower Eyelid Lift

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The eyes are often called the windows to the soul. As a central part of facial appearance, the eyelids can greatly affect the appearance of the entire face. Lower Blepharoplasty, also known as lower eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the eyelids by tightening muscles and tissue or removing excess fat and skin. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty is used to treat the following:

  • Under-eye bags
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Tear troughs
  • Excess skin
  • Fine wrinkles
Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures. The popularity of this procedure reflects the importance of the eyes in affecting overall facial appearance. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your entire facial appearance by improving the look of your eyes and boosting your confidence.


The best candidates for lower eyelid blepharoplasty are those individuals who meet the following conditions:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not have any serious eye conditions
  • Have healthy facial tissue and muscle
  • Have excess lower eyelid skin
  • Have under eye bags or tear troughs
It is important for patients to have realistic expectations before undergoing a lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure in order to be satisfied with their results. While the procedure can enhance their appearance and may improve self-confidence as a result, it cannot alter a patient‘s entire appearance or change the structure of their face.


The lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure is performed with either local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia and may be performed in the office or in an operating room. If there is no significant excess skin to remove, and only eye bags, then the procedure can be performed through an incision inside the eyelid to avoid any external scars. If significant skin needs to be removed or tightened then a small incision under the lower eyelid eyelashes is made to access the deeper tissue and tighten the skin. Any excess fat-causing bags may be precisely reduced or may be used to fill tear troughs. The incision is closed with tiny stitches that are removed in the first week after surgery.


After the lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure, the surgeon may recommend applying lubricating drops or ointment and cold compresses to aid in the healing process and minimize side effects. A small amount of discomfort and bruising or swelling is expected but will subside.
Patients can usually return to work within a few days, but should avoid exercise and strenuous activities for at least two weeks.


The results of a lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure are visible as swelling and bruising subside and will continue to improve for up to a year after surgery. After surgery, the eyes will appear more refreshed and rejuvenated to create an overall younger or more rested appearance. The lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure is designed to produce long-lasting results. While surgery cannot prevent the eyes from aging, most patients are satisfied with their results and do not seek a repeat procedure.


How Long Do The Results of Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Last?

Results from lower eyelid blepharoplasty are generally long-lasting, providing patients with improvements in the appearance of the lower eye area. The longevity of results varies among individuals, influenced by factors such as age, lifestyle, and overall health. While the aging process continues, the surgical outcomes typically remain significant, and many patients enjoy the benefits for years.

Will There Be Visible Scars After the Surgery?

Dr. Caceres aims to minimize visible scarring as much as possible. Incisions are strategically placed, often within natural creases or along the lower lash line, ensuring discreet and inconspicuous scars. As healing progresses, any residual marks typically fade, leaving patients with enhanced cosmetic results and minimal visible evidence of the procedure.

How Should I Prepare for Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

Preparation for lower eyelid blepharoplasty involves several key steps. Patients should follow preoperative guidelines provided by Dr. Caceres, which may include refraining from specific medications, arranging for transportation on the day of surgery, and ensuring a clean, comfortable recovery space at home. Detailed instructions contribute to successful surgery readiness.

What Can I Expect During the Consultation for Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

The consultation for lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a comprehensive process. Dr. Caceres discusses patient expectations, evaluates the unique anatomy of the lower eye area, and considers individual goals. The consultation covers a detailed discussion about the blepharoplasty procedure, potential outcomes, and any concerns or questions, ensuring patients are well-informed and confident in their decision.

Can Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Be Combined With Other Facial Surgeries?

Yes, lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be combined with other facial surgeries for a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation. Dr. Caceres may recommend combined procedures to address multiple concerns and achieve comprehensive aesthetic enhancements. This personalized approach ensures harmony in the overall facial appearance.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Kevin Caceres, M.D. today.