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What is Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty?

If you have bags or puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can eliminate them and give you a more youthful look. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery has become very popular within the last decade, as many people go in search of a rejuvenated look. Cosmetic eyelid surgery makes the eyes look fuller and more alert.

Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty

Lower lid blepharoplasty is recommended for patients with undereye bags or puffiness. This procedure will remove excess skin and reposition the fat, in order to restore the lower lid area.  Undereye bags are typically caused by the protrusion of fatty deposits that lie behind the eyelids.

Surgical Techniques

There are multiple techniques used to perform eyelid surgery, and your plastic surgeon will determine which is best for you. The subcillary approach is the traditional method in which the incision is made beneath the line of the lower eyelid.

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is one of the newer approaches being used to perform lower eyelid surgery. It is a more conservative method of skin excision, as the incision is made inside the eyelid. This makes it easier to access the orbital fat (learn more).

In transconjunctival blepharoplasty, the fat is repositioned rather than being removed as was the case in older techniques. Also, because of the location of the incision there are no visible scars after the operation.   The transconjunctival technique yields very good results and has fewer complications, such as postoperative eyelid retraction.

Blepharoplasty can be particularly challenging, therefore patients should ensure that they enlist the services of a very experienced plastic surgeon, who is also knowledge about the anatomy of the eye.

If you reside in or around Tupelo, Mississippi, contact Dr. Mark Craig of Accent Plastic Surgery to learn more about transconjunctival blepharoplasty. Call our office today at (662) 377–6290, to schedule your appointment.

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