Patient recovery is easier and much faster, and complications such as loss of hair or of sensation on the top of the head are avoided.
Blepharoplasty of the Lower Eyelid
For people with fatty bags under their eyes, the location of the incision has been moved from just below the lash line to behind the lower eyelid, the so-called transconjunctival incision, and fat then removed. For patients with drooping lower lids and seemingly excess skin, there are new ways to correct the look with minimal incisions and very little excision of skin.
“We can also help patients who’ve undergone older blepharoplasty procedures,” Dr. Papel said. “Sometimes it requires skin grafts to replace that skin; sometimes it requires only tightening up of the eyelid, suspending it from the orbital bone. Again, it goes back to preservation of natural contours and anatomy, not just removing skin and fat as was done some years ago and which was part of my original training!”