Lower Eyelid (Blepharoplasty)

No More Suffering with Lower Eyelid Puffiness or Bags

“One day I looked in the mirror, and I noticed I just looked tired.”

If the above describes how you feel, you’re not alone. Changes to the lower eyelid region are often the first major sign of facial aging. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is the most effective way to dramatically reverse the aging process and refresh overall facial appearance. This is one of our most popular procedures because of its long-lasting results and striking impact. This is almost always a one-time procedure, which separates it from many of the less invasive products and technologies that are available today.

Is Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Right for You?

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty candidates often possess the following characteristics:

  • Crepey, loose skin under the eyes
  • Tired appearance
  • Lower eyelid puffiness or bags
  • Darkness under the eyes
  • Fine skin wrinkles
  • Irregular contour under the eyes

What Sets Drs. Geeta and Mark Been Apart?

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed by both oculoplastic and facial plastic surgeons. What is unique about us is that we have both specialties represented in our practice. Dr. Mark and Dr. Geeta have combined the experiences of their respective specialties and training techniques to develop an approach to the lower eyelid that produces a dramatic and natural rejuvenation while minimizing the risks for complications. No other practice in the greater Chicago area combines the expertise of these two specialties.

Both doctors are very hands-on during the entire process, meaning they will be involved in every step of your care, including after surgery. We perform this procedure in the comfort of our own surgical center, meaning you experience the utmost privacy and ease during your time with us. We also have the ability, on the same day, to combine the lower eyelid procedure with other facial procedures including upper eyelid, facelift and nasal surgery. If you choose, we have an overnight suite in our office where you can stay to recover.

What to Expect Post Procedure

Swelling and bruising are the most common and expected developments following the procedure. These issues tend to be worst two to three days after surgery. Keeping your head elevated and applying ice help to reduce the duration and severity. With each passing day and week, the final results become more visible. One week after the procedure, you can resume light activities and apply makeup to the eyelid area. Depending on individual healing characteristics, final results are typically visible within several weeks or months.