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What is a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach?
A lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach is a lower eyelid surgery designed to reduce the appearance of age related eyelid skin changes and restore a youthful, energetic aesthetic. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach produces immediately noticeable and permanent enhancements to the lower eyelid.
The Anatomy of the Eye
Compared to a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transconjunctival approach, the Transcutaneous Approach allows for more lower lid soft tissue alterations and can address eyelid skin laxity. The lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach is, however, more invasive and has a higher risk of adverse side effects.
What cosmetic concerns does a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach procedure treat?
- Sagging & Hooded Eyelids: In a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach, excess fat is removed and eye skin and muscle repositioned to improve lower eyelid tone and tightness.
- Aging & Tired Eyes: Removal of excess fat in a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach rejuvenates the under eye area to provide a more youthful, healthy appearance.
Who is the ideal candidate for a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach procedure?
The ideal candidate for lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach is an older candidate with a large amount of fat protrusion, significant excess skin, and prominent orbicularis muscle (eyelid muscle) abnormalities. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach is not recommended for patients with certain chronic medical conditions (like thyroid disease and chronic dry eye) or those with bulging eyes.
What is the average recovery associated with a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach procedure?
Most patients experience bruising, numbness, swelling, and excessive tearing following a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach. Bruising generally resolves within one week to ten days. Swelling can be lessened with cold compresses and sleeping with the head elevated. In some candidates, swelling may persist for weeks to months.
Strenuous physical activity, contact lenses, and sun exposure should be limited for two weeks. Eye straining activities like reading, watching TV, and using the computer should be kept to a minimum. To better understand the healing and downtime associated with the procedure, check out our complete guide to blepharoplasty recovery.
What are the potential side effects of a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach procedure?
The potential side effects of a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach include increased scleral (whites of the eye) visibility, ectropion (outward turning of the lower eyelid), difficulty in closing the upper eyelid and lower eyelid, blurred vision, scarring, bleeding, and changes in sensation.
What can someone expect from the results of a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach procedure?
The results of a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach are permanent immediately noticeable enhancements to the lower eyelid and under eye following the procedure. The appearance of the lower eyelids and under eye will finalize over the course of three to four months. The lower eyelids will continue to be subject to the effects of aging over time.
What is the average cost of a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach procedure?
This plastic surgery procedure can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000. The actual cost of a lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach is dependent upon location, plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery. Learn more in our complete guide to blepharoplasty cost.
- Removes Excess Skin
- Removes Excess Fat
- More Youthful Appearance
- Higher Risk Of Increased Scleral Show
- Higher Risk Of Ectropion
What to Expect
The lower eyelid blepharoplasty via a transcutaneous approach addresses dark circles and bags through an incision made directly beneath the eyelashes. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a lower eyelid blepharoplasty with a transcutaneous approach.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications for 2 weeks
- Stop smoking 4 weeks before and after surgery
- Do not eat or drink for 6 hours prior
- Lower eyelid is marked for incision
- Area infiltrated with local anesthesia
- Incision made directly beneath the lash line
- Excess skin and fat removed
- Skin-muscle flap is placed into a new, higher position
- Incision closed with sutures
Immediately After Treatment
- Eyelids will be swollen
- Discoloration in and around the eyes
- Avoid strenuous activity, including sex, for 3 weeks
A lower eyelid blepharoplasty transcutaneous approach is a lower eyelid surgery designed for under eye and facial rejuvenation through alterations to the skin, fat, and muscle under the lower eyelids. Dark circles, hollowing, and puffy under eye bags can be minimized to restore and rejuvenate overall appearance. The results of the lower blepharoplasty are immediate and permanent, but will be subject to aging overtime.