Surgery for puffy eyes: lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to reduce puffiness and wrinkles in the lower eyelids. Fatty tissue is normally present in the space behind the eye and probably evolved to help cushion the eye in minor impacts. The barrier which keeps fat behind the eye can weaken, allowing fat to come forward into the lower eyelids. This produces an aesthetically unpleasing fullness to the lower eyelids, frequently referred to as eyelid bags or bags under the eyes.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty may be performed through an incision under the eyelashes or an incision on the inside of the eyelid. Excess fat can be removed to reduce puffiness from either type of incision. If the surgery is performed through an external incision, excess skin can be removed as well, reducing lower eyelid wrinkles.
Before and after photos of patients who have had surgery by Dr. Kapadia are available in the photos section of this website.