Lower blepharoplasty surgery addresses extra skin or fat deposits along the lower eyelid and tear trough area. It can help restore a more youthful appearance and is frequently performed with an upper blepharoplasty. Due to the high visibility the eyes, one of the top concerns among patients is the incision and future scar location. So, where is the scar for lower blepharoplasty?
There are two potential incision locations. First, the incision can be placed just underneath the lash line. This area of thickened skin at the edge of the eye helps disguise the incision. Second, occasionally, the incision can be made on the underside of the eye which keeps it completely hidden from view. Generally, regardless of location, lower blepharoplasty incisions tend to heal well, be easy to cover with makeup, and usually are not noticed after the healing period.
It is rare for eyelid surgery scars to keloid or become overly visible. The skin of the under eye and eyelid as some of the thinnest skin on the body. Therefore, it tends to heal quicker and it requires few resources to heal compared to other areas of the body. With that said, if you do have a history of raised scars, it is best to discuss this with Dr. Allegra so he can create surgical plan with the least amount of chance of raised scar development.
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