Lower Blepharoplasty in Seattle, also serving Edmonds, Everett, Arlington and the surrounding areas
Puffy bags and pads of stubborn fat on the lower eyelids are a common problem that develops as a person gets older. Lower eyelid surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that works to reduce puffiness and bags beneath the eyes for a younger, refreshed appearance.
Is lower blepharoplasty in Seattle right for me?
Lower blepharoplasty is designed to correct changes in the lower eyelid resulting from aging. This form of eyelid surgery is often used to correct issues such as:
- Bags under the eyes
- Excess skin that has created a fold in the lower eyelid
- A drowsy, puffy-eyed appearance
Lower blepharoplasty in Seattle & Bellevue areas focuses only on the lower eyelid, so patients oftentimes undergo a full blepharoplasty surgery to address concerns with the upper eyelids surgery as well. Having both upper and lower eyelid surgery can help treat sagging of the upper eyelid as well as puffiness and bags along the lower eyelids. As one of the Northwest’s premier eyelid surgeons, Dr. Heffernan has plenty of experience performing both surgeries at once so that you can feel comfortable heading into your surgery.
How Dr. Heffernan will perform your lower eyelid surgery
Seattle eyelid surgeon Dr. Heffernan uses a CO2 laser with a micro-delivery system to make precise incisions in the natural crease of your lower eyelid just beneath the lashes. From here, he will remove excess fat and trim away excess skin. In some cases, a transconjunctival technique can be used to minimize fullness of the lower eyelid; this involves an incision inside the lower eyelid.
After making a discreet incision inside the eyelid, Dr. Heffernan repositions fat in the lower eyelid to correct problems. The procedure (lower eyelid transconjunctival fat repositioning) treats the excess fat surrounding the lower eyelid, but avoids hollowness that might result from fat removal. In some cases, excision of fat and/or skin is still necessary. Sometimes, a special dissolvable stitch (called a canthopexy) is used to maintain the eyelid position during the healing process. Extra care is always taken to preserve the lower eyelid's natural contour.
To learn more about lower eyelid surgery in Seattle, click the button below to set up a consultation with eye specialist Dr. Tim Heffernan. Service areas include: Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Kirkland, Redmond, Lynnwood, Bellingham, Kent, Renton, Edmonds, Puyallup, Bothell, Mercer Island, Federal Way & Tacoma Washington.