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Transconjuctival blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the eyes in order to create a more youthful look. The transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure involves removing the excess fat deposits in the lower eyelid through an incision on the inside of the eyelid. People whose eye appearance concerns involve only or primarily excess fat in the lower eyelids might be good candidates for this procedure.
To determine if you are a good candidate for transconjuctival blepharoplasty, you may wish to consult with a cosmetic surgeon and an ophthalmologist. A potential transconjuctival blepharoplasty candidate will want to discuss their full medical history with these medical professionals in order to determine their eligibility for this surgery. A transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure may not be appropriate for patients with the following conditions: low tearing, thyroid disease, hypertension, glaucoma, or detached retina.
Before the transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure a patient will want to discuss the procedure in detail with their plastic surgeon. The actual details of the procedure, the expected results, and the possible complications should all be discussed and clarified prior to proceeding with transconjuctival blepharoplasty surgery. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about the transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure. This procedure will correct the sagging of the lower eyelids caused by excessive fat deposits. Additional procedures may be required if a patient is concerned with dark circles, wrinkles and other physical characteristics they wish to change about the appearance of their eyes and face.
The transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure takes anywhere from one to three hours. During this time the surgeon will give a local anesthetic in order to mitigate sensation in the eye area, in addition to providing a general intravenous sedative. The transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure itself involves the surgeon making a small incision on the inside of the eyelid so that s/he can tease out the excess fat deposits located below the eyes.
There are several advantages to the transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure. Because the incision is made on the inside of the eyelid, no scars will be visible following the surgery. The transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure also has a lower risk of post-operative complications, as compared to more invasive blepharoplasty techniques involving external incisions.
After the transconjuctival blepharoplasty procedure is complete the patient will be sent home with specific care instructions, which are to be carefully followed in order to minimize potential post-operative risks. A patient may be advised to take antibiotics, pain medication, and use cold compresses to ease the pain and swelling that may occur. Patients usually recover two to four weeks after the surgery. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure please contact us to find a qualified surgeon near you.