What is lower blepharoplasty?

Lower eyelid surgery is performed to treat several aesthetic problems visible at the lower eyelids. The procedure is customized to match the condition of the individual, and will vary, patient to patient. Generally, the procedure involves placing an incision just below the lower eyelashes, or within the lower eyelid. Through this incision, excess fat is removed (under-eye bags), or issues such as drooping lower lids corrected by repositioning the muscles.

Who is a candidate for lower eyelid surgery?

If you are living with any of the following aesthetic conditions on your lower eyelid region, you are likely an excellent candidate for lower eyelid surgery in Miami & Coral Gables with Dr. Paul Afrooz:

  • Excessive wrinkling at the lower eyelids
  • Bulges or under-eye bags
  • Asymmetrical lower eyelids
  • Dark circles
  • Festoons (swollen mounds between lower lids and upper cheeks)

To undergo any surgery, you should be in a good state of overall health.

What is the procedure?

Lower eyelid surgery is a customized procedure in every case, as no two patients are alike. The first step is a full evaluation of the issues that need correction, and a discussion with Dr. Afrooz regarding how these aesthetic problems are addressed. The procedure typically involves placing an incision just below the lower lashes (where the incision line is invisible once healed), or just within the inner lower lid. Through the incision, Dr. Afrooz will reposition the fat, tissues, and muscles to restore a youthful look to the lower eye area. The procedure is performed with local anesthetic and intravenous sedation, after which you can return home to rest and recover.

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What is the recovery time after lower lid blepharoplasty?

The recovery from this delicate surgery is usually uneventful. It is normal to experience swelling and bruising, which may take up to three weeks to fully disappear. Most people recover quickly and return to their usual activities within about ten days to two weeks, or less. 

During your recovery, ensure your eyes are protected from direct sun, take all prescriptions as directed, and take all the time you need to rest and heal. Eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water or other hydrating liquids, and rest your eyes as much as possible, without spending too much time watching TV or other activities that could strain the eyes. As an alternative, listen to podcasts or audiobooks. The more you rest your eyes during the early phase of healing, the better.

“My experience with Dr. Afrooz and all of the staff has been nothing less than amazing. Everyone has been so attentive, reassuring, and helpful before, and after surgery. They calmed my nerves and answered all questions I had. The staff is always reachable and very knowledgeable!”

What is the cost of lower blepharoplasty? 

Tailored to each individual, the cost of your lower eyelid surgery in Miami with Dr. Afrooz begins at $6,500 or more. A personalized approach is established during an in-person consultation to evaluate your unique requirements. We offer convenient payment options, including major credit cards and financing through CareCredit. At Paul N. Afrooz, MD, the investment in achieving beautiful, youth-enhancing results is highly regarded.

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Why choose us for lower eyelid surgery in Miami?

When you are considering any facial plastic surgery, choose your surgeon well. Dr. Afrooz is one of the most talented facial plastic surgeons practicing in the Miami area, and is blessed with natural talent, artistry, and fellowship trained in the latest, most advanced surgical techniques. He is a leading plastic surgeon in Miami, with a long list of very happy patients who love their results and refer their family members and colleagues to his practice.

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