I am a 44-year-old Asian woman with heavy bags under my eyes. I want to have a lower blepharoplasty to have this corrected. Would a transconjunctival blepharoplasty be the best option for me? How is the recovery time for this procedure compared to a standard blepharoplasty?
Reducing the heavy bags under the eyes is a commonly performed procedure in our practice and the best method for most patients is the transconjunctival approach as you asked about. This approach greatly reduces the chance of droopy lower lids after blepharoplasty. Many patients in my practice also benefit from filling the area just below the bags in order to reduce the dark circles beneath the eyes, which is not achieved by the transconjunctival blepharoplasty alone, despite what many plastic surgeons might tell you. The best procedure for these dark circles is our Volume Lift? (Fat Transfer) to the upper mid-face area, and it can easily be done at the same time as the lower blepharoplasty. The recovery time for the transconjunctival blepharoplasty is the same or better (shorter) than a standard blepharoplasty, as there are no incisions on the eyelid skin itself, rather they are all behind the eyelid. Also, we have a unique laser treatment that we include at no extra charge with all of our facial surgical procedures to speed away bruising after surgery, which is part of our Rapid Recovery Technique?.