Drs. Lawrence Handler and Zachary Pearce are considered top providers of oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. They have helped countless patients refresh their facial appearance with a lower eyelid lift in Detroit.
What Is a Lower Eyelid Lift?
A lower eyelid lift is a cosmetic surgical technique that can treat issues like lower-eyelid puffiness, drooping, and wrinkles. Also called a lower blepharoplasty, this procedure can be performed by itself or in conjunction with other facial procedures like an upper eyelid lift or a forehead lift.
With age, your skin loses elasticity, and the underlying facial fat layer loses volume. These changes can make our eyelids appear wrinkled, puffy, and saggy. When this occurs, we look constantly tired and appear older than we really are.
Having a lower eyelid lift performed gives you a younger and more alert appearance. It helps correct wrinkles, loose skin, and excess fat in the lower eyelids.
Unlike an upper eyelid lift, which can be performed for functional or aesthetic reasons, a lower blepharoplasty is specifically performed for aesthetic purposes.
“I went to see Dr.Pearce for lower lid surgery. Had the surgery a couple of months ago and am thrilled with the results! He is very kind and skillful. I recommend him highly!” – Anonymous
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Am I a Good Candidate for a Lower Eyelid Lift?
The best candidates for a lower eyelid lift are healthy individuals who want a fresher and younger-looking appearance.
Candidates must set realistic expectations; results are different for everyone. Candidates must be willing to commit to proper aftercare.
To confirm your eligibility for a lower eyelid lift, schedule a consultation with us.
Your Lower Eyelid Lift Consultation
A lower eyelid lift consultation will begin with an assessment of your lower eyelids and a discussion of your appearance goals. Drs. Handler and Pearce will discuss surgical techniques to help you visualize the possible results.
Your doctors will discuss your medical history with you, and there may be some testing that you will need to have prior to surgery. This will help to ensure a safe and effective procedure.
You will be given special instructions to help you prepare for the procedure. Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours before your lower eyelid lift, and avoid blood-thinning medications and certain herbal supplements. This will help reduce the chance of complications during and after the procedure.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Various techniques can be utilized to remove excess skin and fat from the lower eyelids. The specific approach used by Drs. Handler and Pearce will depend on your unique case and the goals you have for the procedure.
First, local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia will be used to make the procedure comfortable for the patient. Very small incisions will then be made.
In some cases, the transcutaneous incision is made. This option is the more common choice and is made at the lash line on the lower eyelid. In cases where only excess fat needs to be adjusted or removed, the transconjunctival incision is made. This is created inside the lower lid, camouflaging the incision mark.
A lower eyelid lift involves the removal of excess skin and the removal and repositioning of excess fat for a more even look. After these changes have been made, the incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures or surgical tape.
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Lower Blepharoplasty Recovery
A lower lid blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you can have the treatment performed and then leave in a matter of hours without needing to stay overnight. Because you will not be able to drive at this time, a friend or a family member will need to give you a ride home.
You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions. It is important to follow these instructions thoroughly to avoid injuries or complications.
Find Out More About This Procedure
Because the operative area is highly sensitive and is surrounded by delicate tissues, a lower eyelid lift requires a deft hand and a high degree of skill. Don’t go to just anyone for lower blepharoplasty surgery.
How Much Does a Lower Blepharoplasty Cost?
The price of your lower eyelid surgery will depend on the techniques needed to best address your cosmetic concerns. If achieving optimal facial rejuvenation results requires combining a lower eyelid lift with an upper eyelid lift and/or additional facial plastic surgery, this will also impact the overall cost of your procedure. You will receive complete pricing details for your customized treatment during your consultation.
Contact Our Office
Drs. Lawrence Handler and Zachary Pearce specialize in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. They have the years of experience needed to provide high-quality results with your lower eyelid lift in Detroit. To schedule your consultation with Drs. Handler or Pearce, get in touch with our office today.