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"The eyes are the window to the soul," the famous saying goes. Or, as Dr. Byun says, "the eyes are the window to your age." Make sure your windows are in optimal condition and awaken your youth with Dr. Byun's famous blepharoplasty, with minimal bruising and recovery in mere days.

What is a blepharoplasty?
It is surgery on the lower or upper eyelids to excise bulging fat pads or excess sagging skin, as well as to repair muscle in order to combat that "tired" look your face may have.

Each eyelid is different and requires different surgery, so, for each patient, Dr. Byun must carefully analyze the area surrounding the eye to identify and recommend problem areas for correction. Dark circles, caused by thinning skin that allows muscle beneath to be visible, and bags under the eyes are typically areas that will receive special attention by Dr. Byun. He will use a specialized procedure – midface rejuvenation – to alleviate dark circles by lifting sagging tissue to fill the thinning hollow and remove the dark coloration. Bulging fat pads beneath the eye can be removed from within the lower eyelid which results in younger-looking eyes and no visible scar. Eyelid surgery involves multiple different areas of the eye and, thus, must be crafted delicately for each patient to ensure optimal effectiveness. Dr. Byun's knowledge and expertise on the subject allow for him to be prepared, no matter how the blepharoplasty must be customized.

Is there much recovery involved?
No, as stitches, if present, will be removed within a few days. Bruising may occur, but will fade quickly, and sunglasses can easily conceal bruises. Even your friends won't be able to notice post-surgical damage – instead, they'll notice how rejuvenated and refreshed you look!

 

Do you have bags under your eyes? Do you look like you haven't slept in days? Do you have both of these problems? Dr. Byun has a surgery that will end your issues, once and for all!

What can I do for this problem?
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty reduces bulging in your lower lid, which helps you look less tired and worn down and more awake and revitalized!

What makes his approach different from other plastic surgeons?
Dr. Byun offers two different methods when it comes to lower eyelid blepharoplasty. The first, the subcilliary approach, is recommended for patients who have excess bulging as well as skin wrinkles along the eye area. Dr. Byun uses an incision along the eyelashes that means the resulting scar is nearly invisible. He then removes fat from up to three pockets under the skin, ensuring that he doesn't remove excess fat which would cause dark circles.

The second approach is the transconjunctival, which is recommended for patients who only have minor bulging, or the beginning stages of lower lid skin ptosis. This approach uses no incisions on the outside of the eye, instead using a laser to cut through the conjunctiva.

How much down time is involved?
One week after surgery has ended, Dr. Byun was conduct a post-operative appointment to remove all sutures. Significant swelling and bruising are often present for 24 to 72 hours after surgery has concluded, but the healing process differs from person to person, so Dr. Byun may opt to keep sutures in place until the healing is suitable for their removal. The estimated time for complete recovery is approximately three months, but patients who undergo subcilliary incision can return to work with light duties in about three to four weeks. Patients who undergo transconjuctival incision will have an estimated downtime of about three days.