Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the lower eyelids. Boca Raton oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Steven Fagien’s preferred approach for improving the appearance of under-eye puffiness and bags, this procedure uses tiny incisions placed inside the lower eyelid to remove conservative amounts of excess fat, resulting in no visible external scarring.
How Does Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty Work?
The primary goal of transconjunctival blepharoplasty is to remove and/or reposition fat in the lower eyelid that is causing under-eye bags or a fatigued appearance. This technique offers several advantages over traditional lower blepharoplasty surgery:
- Less risk of ectropion (where the lower eyelid pulls away from eye)
- Results can be assessed and refined during surgery
- Less post-surgical bruising and swelling
- Safe for patients who have had prior lower eyelid surgery
- No visible scarring
What Does Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty Treat?
The effects of age and gravity can cause fat around the eyes to shift, often leading to under-eye bags and puffiness or hollow, sunken areas. Transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty is used to treat these concerns and restore a more youthful and rested appearance to the eye area by removing excess fat and repositioning fat to smooth hollow areas.
Is Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty Safe?
In the hands of an experienced oculoplastic surgeon, transconjunctival blepharoplasty is an extremely safe procedure with minimal risks. As with any eye surgery, dry eyes, tearing and minor bleeding are possible after surgery and will resolve rapidly. Dr. Steven Fagien is world-renowned for his innovative transconjunctival blepharoplasty techniques, and all potential risks and complications will be thoroughly explained during the pre-surgical consultation.
Dr. Fagien’s Expertise with Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty
If you are considering transconjunctival blepharoplasty, the next step is finding a physician with the expertise and artistic eye necessary for optimal results. Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the foremost oculoplastic surgeons in the United States and he has built his reputation on challenging traditional techniques and developing cutting-edge advances for a variety of procedures. In addition to participating in many of the clinical studies that led to the FDA approval of various injectables, Dr. Fagien has authored over 300 publications, penned his own bestselling textbook on Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, and has given more than 1,000 lectures about his techniques to surgeons around the globe.
To learn more about blepharoplasty and other eyelid procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Fagien at 561.393.9898.