Lower Blepharoplasty (Lower Eyelid Surgery)

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What is Lower Eyelid Surgery and What Should I Expect?

If you have bags under your eyes, a Lower Blepharoplasty can help remove your extra “baggage.” Lower Blepharoplasty, also known as a Lower Eyelid Lift, is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the lower eyelid to reduce the appearance of puffy, tired eyes.

Why Do Lower Eyelid Bags Occur?

When you age, the skin and muscle of your lower eyelids tend to stretch. This causes a decrease in support and the once taut skin and muscle that held your lower eyelid fat in now allows it to bulge out.

What Can Lower Blepharoplasty Correct?

  • Reduces baggy, puffy lower eyelids.
  • Helps improve droopy lower eyelids and scleral show. Scleral show is when too much of the white part of your eye is showing.
  • Restores a more youthful appearance around the eyes

This procedure can also be combined with a brow lift, face lift, or a skin resurfacing procedure.

Post Procedure Protocols

After The Procedure, It Is Normal To Experience The Following:

  • Watering Eyes
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Blurred vision (from the eye ointment or swelling)
  • Double Vision (temporary)
  • Swelling and bruising near the surgery site
  • Pain and/or discomfort

Suggestions To Feel More Comfortable After Surgery:

  • Do NOT smoke any substance in any form
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for approximately one week
  • Gently clean eyelids and use the eyedrops or ointments as directed
  • If you wear contacts, do not wear them for about 2 weeks
  • Sleep with your head raised higher than your chest
  • Apply a cold compress to reduce the swelling

For A Week After Your Procedure, Avoid The Following Medications:

Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), Naproxen sodium (Aleve, Naprosyn), and other medications or herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.

If needed, use acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) to control pain.


Contact Your Medical Provider If You Experience Any Of The Following Symptoms:

  • Chest Pain
  • Unusual Heart Rate
  • Severe Eye Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Continuous vision problems.
  • Shortness of Breath

For more information about our Blepharoplasty (Lower Eyelid) Surgery​, reach out at (719) 633-5255 or schedule your Consultation with Dr. Geers!

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