Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower Blepharoplasty in Austin, TX, With Dr. Yula Indeyeva

Lower blepharoplasty, also known as lower eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of an aged undereye area. 

Your eyes deserve to shine and reflect your inner vibrancy and enthusiasm. However, the delicate tissue around your lower eyelids is one of the first places to mark the passage of time. Wrinkles and sagging result from lost skin elasticity, creating prominent undereye bags that give you a permanently sad or fatigued appearance. Choosing lower eyelid surgery with a highly skilled and trained facial plastic surgeon is the best way to revitalize this area of the face.

At Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, Dr. Yula Indeyeva uses her fellowship training, meticulous attention to detail, and the skills she has perfected as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon to create stunning results, reversing the signs of aging and making your eyes look well-rested, bright, and open.

What Can a Lower Eyelid Lift Do for You?

Think of how many expressions you can convey with your eyes alone. You might wink playfully at your spouse from across a crowded room, squint to indicate skepticism, or raise your eyebrows in surprise. Decades of these repeated facial movements can add up, leading to sagging lower eyelids or heavy bags below your eyes.

During lower blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Indeyeva uses a specialized technique to carefully redistribute fat in the undereye area, moving it to where it looks best and conserving your natural tissues to avoid a hollow look. Most You can finally say goodbye to the undereye bags that are so challenging to conceal with makeup or glasses. Plus, better-defined lower eyelids will frame your eyes and enhance their natural beauty.

“I strongly believe in the mind-body connection, and I’m convinced that when people feel their best and most confident, they radiate their purest, highest, most positive energy into the world. Through my skill set, I will empower people to feel their best and achieve their highest potential.”​ -Dr. Yula Indeyeva

Am I a Good Candidate for a Lower Blepharoplasty in Austin, TX?

You might begin considering lower blepharoplasty surgery if sagging skin, puffiness, or wrinkles around your lower eyelids concern you.

Ideal candidates have realistic expectations and are in good overall health, with no underlying medical conditions that could cause excessive risks or complications. If you smoke, please quit before surgery and remain nicotine-free throughout your recovery. Smoking slows circulation and inhibits your body’s healing ability.

What Happens During Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery?

A lower blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery performed under twilight anesthesia.

On the day of your appointment, Dr. Indeyeva will welcome you, review your procedure in detail, answer any final questions, and proceed with surgery once your anesthesia has taken effect.

Lower blepharoplasty requires tiny incisions that will heal nearly imperceptibly. Dr. Indeyeva uses these to carefully reposition excess fat and tighten loose skin. The surgery takes approximately 1-2 hours to perform. Once you are medically stable, you can return home the same day with a responsible adult to drive you.

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Dr. Yula Indeyeva, a highly trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is a specialist in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation methods for the face, head, and neck. With her mastery of everything from dermal fillers to facelifts, Dr. Indeyeva loves guiding her patients along their journey towards a more confident, empowered, and beautiful self.

What to Expect During Lower Blepharoplasty Recovery

Rest, patience, and self-care are crucial for achieving optimal results. Swelling, redness, and eye irritation are typical side effects of this surgery, which you can manage by applying cold compresses and keeping your head elevated. If dryness is a problem, ask Dr. Indeyeva about prescription or over-the-counter eye drops.

While healing from an eyelid lift, avoid reading and other activities that might cause eye strain. Instead, listen to your favorite music, podcasts, or audiobooks with your eyes closed. We will send you home with detailed postoperative instructions to follow for a smoother, more comfortable recovery, including how to wash your face and when to return for follow-up appointments.

Please avoid exercise for 2 weeks or until Dr. Indeyeva clears you to do so. If you usually wear contacts, we ask you to switch to glasses for at least 14 days after your procedure. You may also want to take additional time off if your job requires strenuous activities or heavy screen time.

Restore Your Undereye Skin with Lower Blepharoplasty in Austin

If you’re ready to enhance your eyes and elevate your confidence, you must find an experienced facial plastic surgeon to perform this surgery. Dr. Indeyeva understands how impactful wrinkles, undereye bags, and sagging or puffy skin can be, and she believes it is an honor to have patients entrust her with their appearance. As a former rhinoplasty patient, she believes compassion, honesty, and nurturing care are paramount in aesthetic medicine.

Schedule your consultation today to learn how a lower eyelid lift can help you look and feel your best at any age.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lower Blepharoplasty

Though this procedure removes excess skin and redistributes fatty tissues, nothing can stop the natural aging process, and the resulting changes will continue to accumulate, depending on factors like genetics and lifestyle. On average, eyelid surgery can last up to a decade before aging catches up. However, you will always look younger than your peers who did not have this procedure done.

Most patients return to their daily routines within a week. You can resume exercise gradually starting 14 days after your surgery. Please avoid strenuous athletic activities for at least a month.

Dark circles are typically a result of a combination of factors, aside from bulging fat pads and loose skin. These include: 

  • Hyperpigmentation of the lower eyelid skin 
  • Transparent lower eyelid skin, allowing the underlying blood vessels to be visible, which can appear dark purple. 
  • A bony deficiency called tear trough deformity

All these issues require different approaches, which Dr. Indeyeva will discuss with you after evaluating your skin and facial anatomy.

Generally, about 80% of swelling and bruising is gone by the two-week mark, and 90% of swelling dissipates after two months. Dr. Indeyeva will remove your sutures after one week, at which time your incisions may appear pink and lumpy. Incisions will continue to improve with time and generally will not be noticeable after two weeks.

Certainly, combining lower blepharoplasty with other surgical procedures, like a facelift, brow lift, or upper blepharoplasty, is common and can optimize the rejuvenation effect while minimizing recovery time. The decision to combine surgeries is based on individual factors, including your health, goals, and the surgeon’s assessment. It’s essential to consult with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to understand the risks, benefits, and the recovery process for the specific combination of procedures you’re considering. Your surgeon will determine the best approach to achieve your desired results safely.

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