The eyelids are often one of the first facial features to be affected by age. Eventually, getting enough rest just isn’t enough to give your eyes that youthful sparkle. Dr. Joseph Chang specializes in lower eyelid surgery in Bakersfield, rejuvenating the eye area by reducing puffy bags underneath the eyes.
Transconjunctival lower eyelid blepharoplasty is the most commonly performed lower eyelid surgery. It is a shorter procedure than upper eyelid surgery and takes only about 15 minutes. During the procedure, the orbital fat pads are removed (the anatomy that causes the under-eye bags). It does not require any incisions, eliminating the need for external stitches and associated scarring. Complications, such as excessive bleeding, are rare.
Many people combine lower eyelid blepharoplasty with Upper Eyelid Surgery, in order to correct drooping, tired-looking eyelids. While upper eyelid surgery may be covered by insurance if deemed medically necessary, lower blepharoplasty is always considered cosmetic. By combining the upper and lower eyelid surgeries into one procedure, patients may benefit from savings in recovery time, convenience, and cost.
Some patients can also achieve a dramatically refreshed and renewed facial appearance by combining blepharoplasty with Laser Skin Resurfacing. The laser treatment takes about 15 minutes and is performed under general anesthesia under the care of an anesthesiologist.
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