Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

Dr. Michael Horn is a premier Chicago plastic surgeon and is committed to ensuring that all of his patients receive the highest quality care and enjoy outstanding aesthetic outcomes. Our lower blepharoplasty patients can see incredible improvement in their under-eye appearance thanks to the expertise, skill, and artistry of Dr. Horn.

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What is Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery, commonly known as blepharoplasty, is a common cosmetic surgery designed to lift and refresh the look of the eyelids. This procedure effectively targets a range of aesthetic and functional issues, including sagging skin, excess fat, or lax muscle in both the upper and lower eyelids, which can contribute to an excessively tired or aged appearance. By undergoing blepharoplasty, individuals can attain a more revitalized and youthful look.

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What is Lower Blepharoplasty?

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is specifically performed to rejuvenate the lower area of the eyes. Concerns such as under-eye bags, puffiness, excess skin, tear trough deformity, and wrinkles can all be addressed. This can be achieved by removing excess skin, adjusting fat to fill hollow areas, and tightening small muscles in the area. An incision may be made at the lower lash or even inside the eyelid for a completely scar-free result.

Benefits of Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

A puffy, sagging under-eye area can give your face a pulled-down, worn-out appearance. Restore your confidence and get rid of the tired look with a lower lid blepharoplasty. Love what you see in the mirror and enjoy:

  • Smooth, wrinkle-free under eye area
  • More volume in the tear trough
  • Look alert, awake, and more vibrant
  • Minimal to no scarring
  • Improvements are long-lasting or permanent

Am I a candidate for Lower Blepharoplasty?

Most of our lower eyelid blepharoplasty patients want to correct issues in the lower eyelid area, including skin laxity, muscle laxity, puffiness, and wrinkles and generally improve the appearance under their eyes. Great candidates should have reasonable expectations for surgery outcomes, be in overall good health, and be non-smokers. Those with certain chronic eye conditions may not be ideal candidates. If you'd like to find out if you'd make a good candidate for lower blepharoplasty Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Horn, can address that and answer any questions you have during an initial consultation.

Consultation and Preparation

During a consultation, Dr. Horn and the team will spend time learning about your aesthetic goals and discussing your health history to ensure that you are a good candidate for this procedure. A customized treatment plan will be created to provide details on what to expect for your surgery. We will also go over any questions, concerns, and preparation requirements. You will be asked to avoid certain medications and supplements prior to treatment.

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Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Procedure

Dr. Horn will determine which techniques will provide the most optimal results from this surgery, including whether the incision is made on the lash line or inside the eyelid, known as transconjunctival. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes 30 to 60 minutes. If it is combined with upper blepharoplasty, which is a frequent request, surgery time will be longer.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Recovery from blepharoplasty is typically fairly easy and is not excessively painful. In some cases, patients may experience some mild swelling and bruising that should resolve on their own within about a week or ten days. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for aftercare, including sleeping with your head elevated and using cold compresses. Around four to six weeks, final results are usually visible.

Why Dr. Horn?

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Horn has performed more than 10,000 surgeries over the course of his career and is passionate about providing top-quality care for each and every patient. Featured in numerous media outlets, including InTouch, Allure, and Channel 8 News, Dr. Horn is a sought-after expert known for his surgical skill and compassionate manner.

Schedule Your Chicago, IL, Lower Blepharoplasty Consultation at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa Today

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Lower Blepharoplasty FAQs

Lower blepharoplasty is a common procedure used to improve the appearance of the under-eye area.

Most patients find recovery from lower blepharoplasty very tolerable and low-pain.

Some minor side effects could include swelling or bruising, but serious complications are very rare.

Yes, lower blepharoplasty surgery is permanent, however, it will not prevent changes due to aging in the future.

The cost of lower blepharoplasty will vary depending on the extent of surgery and the specific treatment plan. In some cases, blepharoplasty surgery could be covered by health insurance if it’s performed for functional reasons.