Lower Blepharoplasty (Tired-Looking Under Eye Bags)
WHAT IS LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Aging, family traits, and general health issues affect the lower eyelids in different ways. Many patients will have both bags and dark circles, which require fat repositioning to treat their darkened, fatigued look. Others may have excess skin and drooping lower lids that make them seem older and tired.
Dr. Stout is one of the pioneers in restoring the lower eyelid by using a laser to approach the procedure from the inside instead of cutting through the skin. This approach avoids incisions and scars in the skin. He carefully and artistically repositions the fatty tissue making up the bags to restore a more rested, youthful, appearance. Lower blepharoplasty can be performed alone or along with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
I AM INTERESTED. HOW SHOULD I PROCEED?
Dr. Stout’s goal during the consultation is to provide the patient with information and teach them as much as possible. He begins by listening and will ask the patient what they would like to discuss and what their goals are. The patient’s input is very important. This allows Dr. Stout to work together with the patient through the decision-making process and establish a plan based upon their goals. He believes that knowledge is empowering as it enables his patients to make decisions with confidence and makes them a better partner in the entire process.
Dr. Stout is happy to have the patient bring a family member or friend to the consultation to ask questions and listen. He encourages patients to bring up any concerns that they may have. His consultations are designed to understand each patient’s situation, teach them and give them honest advice so they leave with useful knowledge with which to consider their options.
If you are considering this procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stout.