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Lower Eyelid Surgery for Under Eye Circles

Anya Kishinevsky, M.D. Feb 13, 2017

Lower Eyelid Surgery for Under Eye CirclesHave you noticed more people saying you look tired? Do you struggle to conceal circles under your eyes? If so, you may want to consider lower eyelid surgery for under eye circles. Dr. Anya Kishinevsky is a skilled cosmetic surgeon in Fairfield, CT. She can evaluate your needs and discuss whether blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is right for you.

Blepharoplasty can reduce the appearance of under eye circles, wrinkles, and other blemishes that add years to your face. To find out if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, contact our cosmetic surgery office today.

What Causes Under Eye Circles?

Under eye circles seem almost inevitable as we age. They can appear in younger patients too, though. Some of the more common causes of under eye circles include:

  • Genetics
  • Eyelid position
  • Sun exposure
  • Trauma
  • Loss of volume

Unfortunately, you cannot always prevent under eye circles from forming. You can take some preventive measures, like always wearing sunscreen when you go outdoors.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

For most patients, Dr. Kishinevsky can perform the lower eyelid procedure in one to two hours. She typically uses local anesthetic, which reduces complications and allows patients to go home the same day. She will make incisions either inside the lower eyelid or along the lash line of the lower lid, depending on your unique needs. If you have other concerns about your appearance, Dr. Kishinevsky can combine your blepharoplasty with another procedure, such as a facelift.

Recovering from Lower Eyelid Surgery for Under Eye Circles

Your individual recovery time may vary based on your medical history and whether you included additional procedures. In general, most patients can expect to return to work within a week. You should experience minimal discomfort, but you will have some swelling and bruising. Using ice packs periodically for the first few days can help reduce these. Lower eyelid surgery will not affect your eyesight in any way.

Is Blepharoplasty Right for You?

If you are unhappy with your appearance due to dark under eye circles, you may be a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery. You should have good overall health and be a non-smoker to qualify for the procedure. If any of the following apply, you may want to discuss other alternatives with Dr. Kishinevsky:

  • You want to eliminate crows’ feet
  • Your eyebrows droop
  • You have chronic dry eye or have dry eye symptoms but have not been diagnosed
  • You have an eye infection or an eye disease, such as glaucoma or cataracts
  • You smoke
  • You suffer from a serious medical condition

Eyelid surgery can worsen conditions like dry eye. Dr. Kishinevsky will meet with you for an initial consultation. At this time, she will thoroughly review your medical history and discuss your treatment options with you.

Learn More about Lower Eyelid Surgery

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance so you wake each day looking refreshed, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kishinevsky.

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