As we age, it is common to develop baggy or puffy lower eyelids. This is primarily due to a bulging of fatty tissue from the eye socket into the eyelids. This puffiness creates the impression of looking older and more tired. This problem is treated by surgically removing the fatty tissue in the lower eyelid. In many cases, we also use a special laser to additionally tighten and smooth out the lower eyelid wrinkles and skin. This procedure normally takes under one hour for both eyelids. This can significantly rejuvenate the eyelid area by giving you a more rested appearance.
This is considered a cosmetic procedure by all insurance carriers. We would be happy to discuss the benefits of this procedure, which can be done separately or at the same time as upper eyelid surgery.