Lower Blepharoplasty in Atlanta, GA
As we age, the decreased production and disorganization of collagen and elastin within the skin of the eyelids produce sagging and eye bag formation. These eye bags can cause you to look older and more tired than you feel.
Using advanced techniques, Dr. Aaron Fletcher can reverse these signs of aging by performing lower blepharoplasty surgeries in Atlanta to rejuvenate the eye’s appearance. Read on to learn more about lower eyelid surgery and see if you are a candidate for this procedure.
The Lower Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Procedure
Lower blepharoplasty surgeries are performed on the lower eyelid to reduce bags and give the eyes a more youthful appearance. Lower eyelid surgery can include the surgical removal or repositioning of fat under the eyes and the tightening or removal of the lower eyelid’s excess skin.
Because everyone requires slightly different procedures, Dr. Aaron Fletcher performs lower blepharoplasty in Atlanta using an individualized and customized approach to provide the best cosmetic results. This requires expert surgeons to use their knowledge of eyelid architecture and function to carefully reconstruct the eyelid and identify other procedures that might be needed, such as a mid-face or cheek lift, upper eyelid surgery, or tightening of the corners of the eyelids to produce the most aesthetically pleasing appearance.
What To Expect from the Results
Natural aging can result in bags under the eyes, drooping lower eyelids, and the development of excess skin. A lower blepharoplasty can improve all of these effects of aging while giving the eyes a more youthful appearance. The results may vary depending on whether any additional surgical or non-surgical procedures were performed alongside the lower eyelid surgery.
Before deciding where to get a lower blepharoplasty in Atlanta, make a consultation appointment with Dr. Aaron Fletcher, as some conditions of the lower eyelids may require other procedures. Other procedures may be recommended to treat dark circles under the eyes, crow’s feet, and wrinkles. These are all things Dr. Fletcher will consider when deciding the best approach for you.
LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
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Who Is a Good Candidate for Lower Blepharoplasty?
Good candidates for lower eyelid surgery are people who are unhappy with the appearance of bags and excess skin under their eyes. Candidates are often in good medical health and are non-smokers who have realistic expectations about the results of this procedure. Although age is often not a factor, most patients are 35 years of age or older, as this is when the effects of aging start to occur. When determining whether you are a candidate, it is important to be honest and forthcoming about any medical conditions you have or medications you take, as these can impact the procedure’s results.
If you are unsure if you are a candidate for a lower blepharoplasty in Atlanta, make an appointment with Dr. Aaron Fletcher. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your concerns, explore your options with Dr. Fletcher, and determine if lower eyelid surgery is right for you.
What To Expect Before, During, and After a Lower Blepharoplasty
Before the Procedure
During the initial consultation, you will meet Dr. Fletcher to discuss your symptoms and medical history and determine if lower eyelid surgery is right for you. Dr. Fletcher will perform an exam to better understand the complex issues affecting your eyes and, with your input, provide a customized plan that can achieve a natural, younger look without completely changing your appearance.
During Your Lower Blepharoplasty
The procedure uses incisions hidden in the normal skin creases to minimize the appearance of scarring. Once the incision is made, Dr. Fletcher can remove or reposition excess fat and remove sagging/excess skin and loose muscles. The incisions will be closed using sutures and removed three to five days after surgery. Lower blepharoplasty can be performed using local or general anesthesia, depending on if it is done alone or with other procedures.
The Recovery Process
After the procedure, it is common to experience swelling and bruising, but the pain is often mild after lower blepharoplasty. Using cold compresses or “LidLift” compression goggles for the first 24–48 hours can help reduce swelling from the surgery. The results from the procedure are immediately visible, but the full effects will not be appreciated until the swelling subsides.
After 7–10 days, you can resume regular activities and light exercise, but strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for the first month after surgery. Patients will typically return to work within a few days.
The Cost of a Lower Blepharoplasty in Atlanta
The lower blepharoplasty cost typically ranges from $2,500 to $6,000. The overall cost depends on multiple factors, including the surgeon’s expertise, the extent of the procedure, and associated support staff and surgical fees.
Choosing a surgeon with expertise in lower eyelid surgery is important to obtain the best results. These experienced surgeons are in high demand and will often have higher prices than those less qualified. In the constantly changing field of medicine, expert surgeons often attend additional training and educational opportunities, which can increase costs.
Undergoing additional procedures and the type of anesthetic required (local versus general) will also change the overall costs. The fee includes any costs associated with the surgical suite, medications, anesthesia, and support staff. The cost of lower blepharoplasty will be explained at the initial consultation, which helps eliminate any confusion and reduces the stress of undergoing the procedure.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH DR. AARON FLETCHER
The eyes are one of the most important focal points of the face and play a pivotal role in facial expressions. The rejuvenating effects of a lower blepharoplasty can give you the younger, more confident look you desire. Dr. Aaron Fletcher is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in eyelid surgeries. He understands the eye’s complex anatomy and uses his knowledge to provide you with the best possible results.
If you are unhappy with the bags under your eyes, call our office at (678) 902-9495 to schedule an appointment.
Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) FAQs
A blepharoplasty is the process in which a surgeon cuts into the creases of the eyelids to trim away muscle, loose skin and excess fat and rejoins the remaining skin with dissolvable stitches.
Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
A good candidate for blepharoplasty can be at any age and stage of their life. Ideal candidates are ones that require a more robust approach to addressing issues such as:
- Puffiness or bags underneath the eyes
- Drooping skin
- Sagging skin of the upper eyelid
- Visual or peripheral impairment
One of the many benefits of eyelid surgery is the fact that this can be performed as an out-patient procedure in just a few hours. After completion, you are able to return to recover at home.
While there is always a chance of scarring with any medical procedure, eyelid surgery carries one of the lowest risk rates for scarring. To ensure best results It’s important to trust your procedure to a highly skilled blepharoplasty surgeon.
Eyelid surgery is not intended to remedy sagging brows. A brow lift would be a more appropriate procedure to address a sagging brow challenge.
This largely depends on the patient and the rate of healing however most patients are able to resume wearing contacts two to three weeks after their procedure.
While you will begin to see results immediately, swelling and recovery will prevent you from seeing the end result for several weeks. Many clients are able to see the full impact of the procedure around six weeks after.
Unfortunately as an elective procedure, it is not covered by most medical insurances. The good news is that there are many financing options available in the market to help make the procedure more accessible sooner.
While eyelid surgery is often used by those advanced in age, there is no minimum or maximum age for eyelid surgery.
Eyelid surgery is considered one of the most effective ways to eliminate wrinkles from around the eyes. This is done through a combination of removing excess skin, muscle and fat and tightening the area. The result is a smoother eye area with significantly less wrinkles.
As premiere experts in blepharoplasty Atlanta patients have seen us as a trusted partner. We would love to hear about your situation and present you with your best options for reaching your objectives. Reach out to our office to schedule your appointment today. We can be reached at (678) 902-9495
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