Your eyes should convey a general sense of vigor and alertness, but wrinkles, bags, and dark circles can result in an unnecessarily fatigued appearance. Lower eyelid surgery with Dr. Hovsepian restores a smooth, youthful look, so you can enjoy a healthy and fresh-faced glow.
Enjoy the Bright, Clear Eyes You Deserve
Cosmetic correction of the lower eyelid region, or lower blepharoplasty, restores a smooth, natural contour to the area beneath the eyes by correcting puffiness and bags, for a more youthful appearance. Lower eyelid surgery can also be used to improve a pronounced tear trough—a depression that runs from the inner corner of the eyes to the cheek—and can improve the midface area with a cheek lift or mid-facelift.
If you’re interested in learning more about what this procedure can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation with Dr. Raffi Hovsepian today.
Ideal Candidates for Lower Eyelid Surgery
During your consultation, Dr. Hovsepian will learn about your cosmetic goals and walk through the various options that can help you accomplish them. Together, you’ll develop a bespoke treatment plan that delivers your ideal results.
Lower eyelid surgery is a great way to:
- Tighten and smooth loose, wrinkled eyelid tissues
- Remove fatty, puffy pockets below the eye
- Restore a refreshed, youthful look
- Create a more open and positive appearance
Your Preoperative Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian will examine your eye tissues thoroughly and listen to your goals. With this information, he’ll develop a lower eyelid enhancement plan that creates the proper changes.
His experience enables him to correct signs of aging, genetic characteristics, and other factors, and he’ll explain your options to you clearly.
He has extensive experience in facial cosmetic surgery and takes care to employ a minimalistic approach in order to ensure healthy results and to avoid removing excess tissue.
Your Lower Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Before your arrival at our Beverly Hills surgery center, you’ll need to fast for about eight hours, meaning you won’t be able to eat or drink anything at all during this period (including chewing gum or drinking water). If Dr. Hovsepian has instructed you to take any medications in the morning, this is permitted with a few sips of water.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients may prefer an overnight stay. Out-of-town patients may stay in a nearby hotel or aftercare facility, where a "private duty" nurse is available.
Fat Transfer & Fillers
In cases where excess fat or tissue is present, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., will trim and sculpt it away. Alternatively, if you’ve lost volume in these areas, fat transfer — which moves fat from one part of your body to the treatment area — or dermal fillers can be used to correct these issues (known as “tear trough” correction).
The eyes are one of our most important features; they are the first thing we look at in the mirror every day. The eyes are the focus of attention during conversation and are one of our primary tools for conveying emotion.
Dr. Hovsepian’s Surgical Technique
Dr. Hovsepian uses specialized techniques to correct the lower eyelid, enabling him to expertly remove excess fat, or reposition it to correct a hollowed appearance. In some cases, lower lid support is required to maintain the natural shape of the eyelids, which is accomplished by tightening the lower lid muscle and the corner of the lid with a canthopexy or canthoplasty.
Using his artistic talent and surgical skills, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian can restore a more energetic, youthful, and natural appearance, while also minimizing incisions and utilizing the minimally invasive "short scar" technique, to emphasize your comfort and enable you to enjoy a rapid healing process.
Your Recovery Period
The surgery generally takes a few hours, although you can likely to spend some extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas. Afterward, you will return to your home, hotel, or aftercare facility conveniently located a short distance from the surgical center, and we’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
The eyes are one of our most important features; they are the first thing we look at in the mirror every day. The eyes are the focus of attention during conversation and are one of our primary tools for conveying emotion. Dr. Hovsepian’s goal is to provide you with clear and alert eyes, utilizing innovative advancements in plastic surgery to help you reach your goals. If you’re ready to learn more about how lower eyelid surgery can bring out the very best in your sense of facial harmony, reach out and set up your consultation today!