Lower Eyelid Tuck in Philadelphia

Serving Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Wayne, PA, New Jersey and the neighboring tri state areas

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A lower eyelid tuck is a cosmetic procedure that removes skin and fat to reduce lower eyelid wrinkles, fat bulges and skin redundancy. The goal of a lower eyelid tuck is to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids. An incision is usually made inside the lower eyelid or below the lashes in your eye's natural crease to remove excess fat, muscle and sagging skin.

Also known as blepharoplasty, lower eyelid tuck can improve your vision by removing and tightening excess eyelid skin. As part of the aging process, droopy eyelids are one of the reasons why people have this type of surgery. It creates a less obstructed field of view and gives you a more alert and youthful appearance. You will not look tired or have an older look after your lower eyelid tuck in Philadelphia.

Here are the main procedures and techniques:

  • Functional Blepharoplasty: This procedure removes the excess skin that obscures your field of vision. It may be covered by medical insurance if deemed to be medically necessary.
  • Cosmetic Blepharoplasty: This surgery can be done on the upper or lower eyelid (or both). For the lower eyelids, excess skin and/or fat is taken out.
  • Complementary procedures: Some patients opt for a skin resurfacing procedure like a chemical peel or fractional laser treatment. It can be done at the same time as a lower eyelid surgery. The goal is to upgrade the texture and fine lines of the lower eyelid skin. Restylane injection is another technique used to fill in the hollows of the lower eyelids.

Am I A Candidate for a Lower Eyelid Tuck?

You are a great candidate for a lower eyelid tuck in the Main Line if you are in good physical health, a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations from the surgery. You should also not have any serious eye conditions. A good candidate is someone who has excessive drooping and sagging of skin around eyes.

What can an Eyelid Surgery Do?

  • Eliminate sagging skin that generates folds or even impair your vision
  • Get rid of fatty deposits in the eyelids and a puffiness appearance
  • Disposes of bags under your eyes
  • Phases out drooping lower eyelids that can show white below the iris
  • Eliminates excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

What Are the Risks?

Any plastic surgery carries some degree of risks, including bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, blurred vision, dryness, facial asymmetry, granuloma, infection, itchiness, numbness, poor healing, scarring and skin loss.

How is the Recovery?

You may feel some discomfort and pain after your surgery. Your surgeon can prescribe pain medication for relief. You can expect to experience some swelling, irritation or dry eyes for a few days. Your surgeon may cover your eyelids with gauze. Once at home, you can apply cold compresses to help with the pain and swelling. Most of the swelling should subside within two weeks. Your sutures will dissolve on their own or will be removed by your surgeon a few days after your surgery.

Your surgeon will inform you of any symptoms or signs to watch for during your recovery. If you experience any severe pain or notice a change in your vision, call our office immediately. You should be able to return to work and your normal activities within a few days after your procedure. However, you should avoid any strenuous exercises for a minimum of two weeks.

For the first two weeks following your procedure, you will not be able to wear contact lenses or eye makeup and you should wear dark sunglasses to protect your eyes from sun and wind. It takes several weeks to fully recover from an eyelid surgery. The incision will be pinkish for a few months but fades over time to the point where it becomes barely visible and unnoticeable by other people. In fact, you will look rejuvenated and not so tired.

What Are the Benefits of Lower Eyelid Tuck?

There are many great benefits of getting a lower eyelid tuck in Philadelphia and the Main Line area:

  • Bags be gone, no more looking fatigued
  • Can reduce migraine
  • Eliminate eyelid and cheek grooves and tear troughs
  • Fewer fine lines around the outer corners and lower eyelid of the eye
  • Improved self-image and self-esteem
  • Improve the appearance of dark circles under the eye
  • Improved vision
  • Gets rid of lines under the eyes
  • Refreshed appearance looking rested and more youthful
  • Reduces puffiness and wrinkling of lower eyelids
  • Smoother forehead

During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss what you want with a lower eyelid tuck in Philadelphia. Your surgeon will evaluate you and your current health, including pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. You will be asked about your concerns about your eyes, including the amount of loose skin, what bothers you physically and emotionally (what other people say about your appearance).

Dr. Ken Morgenstern is personally committed to give you the best results. They are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, have completed a wealth of prestigious training and continue to be active in their field. At Morgenstern Center, we are dedicated to giving you the best advanced care and result in a state-of-the-art setting.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Exton, Wayne, PA; in the following neighboring tri state areas: Linwood, Flemington, Vineland, NJ; Wilmington, DE, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery and make an appointment with experienced oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Ken Morgenstern.

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