Sometimes as people age they begin to accumulate excess fat on the lower lids of their eyes, which increases shadowing, creates lines, and makes a person look tired. To brighten up a person’s face and appear more alert and even friendlier, he or she may choose a cosmetic procedure called transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This is a lower eyelid surgery to correct the contour of the eye to reduce lower lid bags and give a more youthful appearance.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty differs from the usual approach by performing the lower eyelid surgery from inside the eyelid. Cosmetic lower lid surgery that is done in this way avoids the risks associated with the more invasive traditional approach. In this way, the Miami cosmetic surgeon spares the important structural mid-layer of the eyelid.

The best plastic surgeons in Miami may combine a transconjunctival blepharoplasty with superficial cosmetic procedures that tighten the loose skin of the lower eye and restore muscle. The combination of superficial cosmetic procedures, where small incisions are made just below the lashes, with the transconjunctival blepharoplasty achieve excellent results in making lower lid bags disappear while not touching the crucial middle-layer. The procedures are done under intravenous sedation.

Typically, the recovery time from transconjunctival blepharoplasty is only a few days. The nature of the procedure ensures that swelling and bruising are kept to a minimum, and there is no scarring. However, if you and your Miami cosmetic surgeon decided to combine it with other superficial cosmetic procedures to tighten the skin and muscles, expect the recovery time to be more in the range of ten days to two weeks. There may also be almost imperceptible scarring under the eyelashes.

The risks are low for experiencing any kind of complications with transconjunctival blepharoplasty, but be sure to discuss all potential problems with your surgeon before your cosmetic surgery. As with all surgeries, an initial consultation with your cosmetic surgeon and a full medical check-up with your primary physician should precede any surgical procedures, especially those involving sedation. Your Miami cosmetic surgeon should be aware of any conditions like high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease.

Less Invasive Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty Equals Better Results