Reflecting the importance of the eyes in perfecting overall appearance, Blepharoplasty is the most popular facial plastic surgery procedure after rhinoplasty. A lower eyelid lift, or lower blepharoplasty, which improves appearance and boosts confidence, is a safe procedure with minimal downtime. Michael Neimkin, M.D., at the Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA., employs the procedure to deliver a more awake, more youthful, and more energetic appearance to his patients.

Lower Blepharoplasty treats the following conditions:

  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Candidates for Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery

Good candidates for lower blepharoplasty surgery include:

  • Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

About The Consultation

Dr. Neimkin’s consultation consists of the following elements:

  • A physical examination, which may include testing your tear production and measuring parts of your eyelids.
  • A vision examination to test your vision, including your peripheral vision.
  • Eyelid photography from different angles which help with planning the surgery and assessing its immediate and long-term effects.
  • An analysis to determine how much skin can be safely removed.
  • A clear and concise explanation of what can be achieved with the surgery.

About Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery

Lower Blepharoplasty surgery is usually done in an outpatient setting. Dr. Neimkin injects numbing medication into your eyelids and administers intravenous medication to help you relax.

He then makes an incision on the inside of the eyelid to minimize scarring. The puffy bags are accessed from this incision and are removed and/or repositioned to improve the contour of the lower lid. Occasionally, a very small incision just below the eyelashes is made to remove skin.

Aftercare and Recovery

Expect temporary swelling and bruising during their first week to 10 days after the surgery. It’s important to rest and recover for 1 to 2 weeks before returning to work and normal activities. To check recovery progress and to have stitches removed Dr. Neimkin will schedule a follow up appointment 5 – 7 days after the surgery.

Dr. Neimkin recommends applying cold compresses to help diminish bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Be sure to sleep with an elevated head to decrease swelling.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results will vary.

To determine if you are a candidate for lower blepharoplasty surgery, complete our contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Neimkin at the Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Neimkin and the staff take pride in offering patients the highest level of care in a family-like environment. Our office serves patients in the metro Atlanta area including the surrounding communities of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Roswell.

We look forward to seeing you soon!