A look at incisionless lower eyelid surgery

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While the eyes may be the window to the soul, they can also reveal your age as wrinkles and bags start to appear. If your eyes are aging your face with sagging skin, dark circles, and wrinkles, subconjunctival blepharoplasty (incisionless lower eyelid surgery) can provide the perfect revitalizing solution without leaving any scars behind. Read on to learn more about what this surgery can do for you as you face the harsh realities of aging.

How surgery works

Incisionless lower eyelid surgery is not actually incision-free, but there are no incisions made in visible areas. The surgeon enters through a small incision in the conjunctiva (the inner eyelid) so that there is rapid healing and virtually no sign of surgery after post-surgical swelling subsides. Excess skin and fat are removed to create a more awake and refreshed look in the eyes.

What to expect

Like any plastic surgery, lower eyelid surgery will begin with a consultation to discuss candidacy for the procedure, health history, pre-surgical guidelines and potential risks. When the surgery takes place, you will likely be under general anesthesia so that you are asleep during the procedure. The initial recovery period is generally short, but you may have to use extra eye protection and avoid strenuous activity for several weeks. The results of surgery are long-lasting. 

When to have surgery

Surgery is right for anyone who has a tired facial appearance due to dark circles and sagging of the skin along the lower edges of the eyes. Most individuals who do not smoke and are in good health are candidates for the procedure. 

If you think incisionless lower eyelid surgery may be right for you, visit Dr. Sami Bittar at his La Grange office for a consultation. Schedule your first appointment online, or by calling 708-354-4667 today.

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