Procedures :: Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Puffy or baggy lower eyelids can also make you look old and tired. As you age, the fat of the lower eyelid bulges forward casting a shadow on the cheek. Often a groove forms between the lower eyelid and the cheek which accentuates the shadow and the dark circle cast by the bulging fat above it. This shadow can create a distraction on an otherwise beautiful face. Lower eyelid surgery is a highly effective procedure for reducing the excess puffiness of the lower eyelids. In this procedure, Dr Groth places a small incision on the inside of the lower eyelid and gently removes or repositions the excess fat. Repositioning the excess fat of the lower eyelid to the region of the groove between the eye and the cheek can reduce the shadowing and create a smoother more youthful transition between the eye and the cheek. Most doctors simply remove this excess fat. Dr. Groth is one of a small number of doctors who has performed thousands of these fat repositioning procedures. This procedure, known as a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, maintains the natural shape of the eye. In many patients, no external skin incision is necessary. In some patients, with excess skin or fine skin lines this procedure can be enhanced with a tuck of the skin or with laser resurfacing of the skin.