Lower Blepharoplasty


Lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to rejuvenate the appearance of the lower eyelids. It involves the removal of excess skin and fat to address concerns such as under-eye bags, puffiness, and wrinkles. The procedure can provide a more youthful and rested appearance to the lower eyelid area.

What is Lower Blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty typically involves making incisions either inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) or just below the eyelashes (subciliary approach). Through these incisions, Dr. Okland removes or repositions excess fat, tightens the underlying muscles, and trims excess skin. The incisions are then closed with sutures.

How does Lower Blepharoplasty work?

The procedure works by addressing the specific concerns of the lower eyelids. Excess fat is either removed or repositioned to reduce under-eye bags and puffiness. The underlying muscles may be tightened to improve tone and support. Excess skin is trimmed to smooth out wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. The incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring and allow for optimal healing. The result is a rejuvenated lower eyelid area with improved contour and a more refreshed look.

What are the Benefits of Lower Blepharoplasty?

Reduction of under-eye bags

The procedure effectively removes or repositions excess fat that causes under-eye bags, creating a smoother and more youthful contour.

Elimination of puffiness

Lower blepharoplasty helps to eliminate puffiness in the lower eyelids, providing a more refreshed and well-rested appearance.

Smoothing of wrinkles and fine lines

Excess skin in the lower eyelid area can contribute to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. By removing the excess skin, the procedure helps to smooth out these imperfections and reduce the signs of aging.

Improved overall facial harmony

By addressing the specific concerns of the lower eyelids, lower blepharoplasty can enhance the overall facial balance and harmony, creating a more rejuvenated and youthful look.

Boost in self-confidence

The improved appearance of the lower eyelids can significantly enhance self-confidence and self-esteem, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and satisfied with their facial appearance.

Long-lasting results

While aging will continue naturally, the results of lower blepharoplasty can last for many years, providing enduring benefits and a refreshed appearance.

Procedure Timeline

CONSULTATION: During the initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Okland to discuss your goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. Dr. Okland will evaluate your lower eyelids and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION: If you decide to proceed with the surgery, you will schedule a date for the procedure. Prior to the surgery, Dr. Okland may provide you with specific instructions to follow, such as avoiding certain medications or arranging for someone to drive you home after the surgery.

SURGERY: The lower blepharoplasty procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your preference and Dr. Okland's recommendation. The surgery involves making small incisions along the lower eyelid to access and remove excess fat, tighten muscles, and remove or reposition any excess skin. The incisions are then closed with sutures.

RECOVERY: After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area to ensure your comfort and safety. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the eyes, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses. It is important to follow Dr. Okland's post-operative instructions for proper wound care and to minimize any potential complications.

POST-OPERATIVE You will have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Okland to monitor your healing progress and remove any sutures. During these appointments, Dr. Okland will assess the results and provide guidance on how to optimize your recovery.


Frequently Asked Questions?

The recovery time can vary from patient to patient, but generally, you can expect about 1 to 2 weeks of downtime. During this period, you may experience swelling, bruising, and temporary discomfort. It is essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Okland and attend follow-up appointments for optimal healing.
Dr. Okland employ techniques that minimize scarring. Incisions are typically made in inconspicuous locations, such as along the lower lash line or inside the lower eyelid. Over time, any visible scars will fade and become less noticeable.
Lower blepharoplasty can provide long-lasting results. However, the natural aging process will continue, and you may experience some changes in the area over time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following proper skincare practices can help preserve the results for as long as possible.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, although they are relatively rare. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, eyelid malposition, dry eyes, temporary or permanent changes in sensation, or difficulty closing the eyes completely. Our experienced surgeon takes precautions to minimize these risks and will discuss them with you during your consultation.
Yes, lower blepharoplasty is often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures to achieve more comprehensive results. Common combinations include upper blepharoplasty, facelift, brow lift, or injectable treatments. Dr. Okland will evaluate your specific needs and goals to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Lower blepharoplasty is designed to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids and does not typically impact vision. In fact, by removing excess skin or addressing functional concerns, it can potentially improve vision if obstruction was present.

Why choose Dr. Okland for Lower Blepharoplasty?

Expertise and Experience

Dr. Okland has extensive expertise and experience in performing lower blepharoplasty procedures. He stays updated with the latest advancements in the field and has a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes.

Personalized Approach

We understand that each patient has unique concerns and goals. We take a personalized approach, carefully assessing your specific needs and designing a customized treatment plan that addresses your individual requirements. Your satisfaction and desired results are our top priority.

Advanced Techniques

We utilize advanced surgical techniques and technologies to ensure precision, minimize scarring, and optimize the aesthetic outcome of the procedure. Dr. Okland is trained in the latest advancements in lower blepharoplasty techniques, allowing him to achieve natural-looking results for his patients.

Comprehensive Care

From your initial consultation to the post-operative period, our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care. We guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your comfort, safety, and well-being. Our staff is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way.

Patient Satisfaction

The satisfaction of our patients is a testament to our commitment to excellence. We strive to exceed your expectations, and our previous patients' positive feedback speaks volumes about the quality of our services and the results we deliver.

Safety and Results

Your safety is paramount to us. We maintain high standards of safety and adhere to strict protocols throughout the procedure. Our goal is to provide you with not only aesthetically pleasing results but also long-lasting outcomes that enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.

Schedule a Consultation

Please fill out the form below to schedule a personalized consultation with our experienced team specializing in lower blepharoplasty. Dr. Okland understands the importance of addressing your specific concerns and helping you achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance for your lower eyelids. During your consultation, we will carefully evaluate your needs, discuss the procedure in detail, and answer any questions you may have. With a personalized approach, we will develop a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to your unique goals and desired aesthetic outcomes.

Take the first step towards enhancing the appearance of your lower eyelids by scheduling your consultation today. We are committed to guiding you through the process and assisting you in achieving natural-looking and long-lasting results.