Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to address the lower eyelid bags or hollows. In 2023, the treatment for lower eyelid bags and hollows is different than it was a decade ago. There are many plastic surgeons that simply remove lower eyelid fat through an incision in the lower eyelid in everyone causing that hollow, sculpted, surgerized, look that was commonly seen in the early 90s.
What We Do Differently in Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
- Dr. Iyengar has the highest level of formal training in eyelid surgery as an oculoplastic surgeon
- Our scarless approach includes hidden incisions on the inside of the eyelid, rather than an external incision below the eyelashes, which also reduces the risk for complications
- In the right candidate, the lower eyelid fat pads are repositioned, rather than just cut out to create a smoother eyelid to check junction
- We preserve the orbicularis muscle responsible for eyelid closure
- We fix the challenging complications from lower eyelid surgery or fat injections around the eye
We are the primary referral practice for med-spa and aesthetic practices in the San Diego area for lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Our practice regularly sees patients who have undergone lower eyelid blepharoplasty by a general plastic surgeon and now need repeat surgery to fix a suboptimal result. As a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Iyengar brings the highest level of expertise to the periocular area. Also, an expert in lower eyelid rejuvenation and with a decade of experience in lower eyelid fillers, Dr. Iyengar is able to distinguish who might benefit from fillers and who might benefit from surgery.
Before And After
This nice San Diego hairstylist came to see us with lower eyelid bags. She had scarless lower eyelid blepharoplasty by Dr. Iyengar and was pleased with the final result.
This patient was bothered by her lower eyelid bags and came to see Dr. Iyengar. Dr. Iyengar’s particular approach to the eyelid-cheek junction reduces any hollowing and shows a smooth transition from the lower eyelid to the cheek. She was pleased with the final result from her eyelid surgery.
This is a very nice Asian woman bothered by the lower eyelid bags making her look tired. She underwent scarless lower eyelid blepharoplasty by Dr. Iyengar and was very happy with the result.
Fixing Complications from Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery is best performed by oculoplastic surgeons who operate on eyelids everyday. Dr. Iyengar has operated on many physicians and plastic surgeons and as such is regularly asked to fix complications from other surgeons when the outcome is suboptimal. Many patients seek out Dr. Iyengar for their lower eyelid blepharoplasty because they know of his attention to detail, safety, and that he is the one that plastic surgeons look to fix their complications. Unfortunately, there are risks with every surgery but choosing a surgeon who a specialist in an area reduces the chances of complications. Here are 3 patients who required revisional eyelid surgery by Dr. Iyengar after having lower eyelid blepharoplasty or lower eyelid surgery by a San Diego plastic surgeon.
This is a case of a patient who had a lower eyelid blepharoplasty performed by a San Diego plastic surgeon. Her eyelids were pulling down from too much skin removed. Dr. Iyengar was able to fix this complication using skin grafts. She was very pleased with the result and glad to be back to herself. This is an example of why it is important to see an oculoplastic surgeon for your eyelids.
This is another case of a patient who had lower eyelid surgery by a La Jolla plastic surgeon and ended up with a complication. This is called ectropion and due to too much removal of skin in the lower eyelids. She came to see Dr. Iyengar to fix this problem and was pleased with the final result.