Plastic Surgery Lower Eyelid Surgery Chicago
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Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is the ideal procedure for men and women with wrinkled lower eyelids or puffy bags underneath their eyes. At Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we can provide you with natural-looking results from your lower eyelid surgery in Chicago.
Good Candidates for Lower Eyelid Surgery
A candidate for eyelid surgery may have excess skin of the upper or lower eyelids leading to wrinkling, puffiness, bags, or impaired vision. During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Casas what you would like to improve so that she can understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved. Dr. Casas will then recommend the procedure to best achieve your desired result.
Recovering from Lower Eyelid Surgery
After surgery, you should rest quietly with your head elevated to minimize elevations in blood pressure. Dr. Casas will teach you how to best apply cold compresses to your eyes, which need to be changed every thirty minutes for the first twenty-four hours. The initial swelling will subside within one to several weeks, and bruising typically disappears within one to one-and-a-half weeks. Stitches are usually removed within a week of surgery, but contact lenses typically should not be worn for two weeks after surgery. The majority of patients will be able to resume most of their normal non-aerobic activities within one week. Dr. Casas hides the surgical incisions within natural folds of the eyelids or even on the inside of the eyelid, virtually eliminating visible long-term scars.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage, administered by massage, is used after each procedure to reduce swelling. The number of sessions is individualized. It is important that patients follow a healthy lifestyle leading up to and following procedures, including non-smoking, a healthy diet and daily vitamins. Click here to learn more.
The Cost of Lower Eyelid Surgery
The cost of lower eyelid surgery in Chicago can vary based on the techniques used to provide the patient with results that satisfy their aesthetic needs. During your initial consultation at our plastic surgery
office in Chicago, Dr. Casas can go over the cost of lower eyelid surgery and the payment options that we offer. Pricing starts at $4500.00
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At Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the outstanding aesthetic care they need so that we can help them love the way they look. If you have wrinkled lower eyelids or puffy under eye bags, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your lower eyelid surgery. Dr. Laurie Casas is a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide you with excellent results from your lower eyelid surgery in Chicago.
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Lower Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions
The recovery period for lower blepharoplasty, or lower eyelid surgery, can vary from person to person. Generally, it takes several weeks for most of the post-operative swelling and bruising to subside and for the incision sites to heal. However, it's important to note that individual healing rates can differ based on factors such as the extent of the procedure, individual health, and adherence to post-operative care instructions.
Since lower blepharoplasty in Chicago is considered a cosmetic surgery, it generally won't be covered by your insurance provider. Most insurance companies will classify blepharoplasty as an elective or aesthetic surgery because it addresses cosmetic concerns and not medical conditions.
However, there may be exceptions in some instances in which lower blepharoplasty is deemed medically necessary. For example, if the excess skin or fat in the lower eyelid significantly impairs vision or causes functional problems, insurance coverage may be considered. In such cases, documentation and evidence from a qualified healthcare professional may be required to cover the procedure.
Pain levels can vary from person to person, and individual experiences of pain and discomfort can differ. However, lower eyelid surgery is generally not considered an overall painful procedure. Most patients report experiencing mild to moderate discomfort, rather than severe pain, during the recovery period.
Local anesthesia or intravenous sedation will be administered during the surgery to ensure you are comfortable and do not feel any pain. The anesthesia will numb the surgical area, minimizing any discomfort during the procedure.
After the surgery, you may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the lower eyelids. The severity of these symptoms can vary, but they are usually manageable with prescribed pain medication and the use of cold compresses. The discomfort is often described as a sensation of tightness or soreness rather than sharp or intense pain.
The appropriate age for considering a lower eyelid lift, or any cosmetic procedure, is not solely determined by a specific chronological age. The decision to undergo lower blepharoplasty should be based on individual circumstances, concerns, and the advice of a qualified plastic surgeon.
Generally, lower blepharoplasty is recommended for individuals who have specific aesthetic concerns or functional issues related to the under eye bag surgery. If you are in doubt, give us a call at 847-657-6884 to discuss what is best for your case.
Age alone is not the sole determining factor for considering lower blepharoplasty. Some individuals may benefit from the procedure at a younger age if they have early signs of aging or genetic predispositions, while others may choose to undergo the procedure later in life. The key is to have a thorough discussion with a qualified plastic surgeon to assess your unique situation and make an informed decision together.
When appropriately performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, lower blepharoplasty should not significantly change the shape of the eyes. During the surgery, the surgeon will carefully remove or reposition excess fat, muscle, and skin to create a fresh appearance of rejuvenation. The procedure is generally tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals, to achieve a harmonious result that enhances the eyes' natural beauty.
Communicating your expectations and desired outcomes with your plastic surgeon during the consultation is vital. They will evaluate your eye anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and provide a realistic understanding of what can be achieved through lower blepharoplasty. They will work to ensure the procedure is performed in a way that maintains the natural shape and integrity of your eyes.
The best time of year for lower eyelid surgery, like any surgical procedure, can vary depending on individual circumstances and personal preferences. Some factors to consider when choosing the timing for your blepharoplasty may include the following.
Suppose you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, such as very hot summers or cold winters. In that case, you may want to consider scheduling your surgery during a season when you can comfortably recover indoors and minimize exposure to harsh weather.