I’d like to improve the appearance of my eyes with an eyelid lift. Recently I heard of something called a transconjunctival eyelid lift. Is it true that this is a less invasive procedure? Can you explain how this procedure is performed and who would be a good candidate for it?
A transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty or eyelid lift procedure is performed on the lower eyelids. The transconjunctival blepharoplasty is an ideal surgery for someone who has a significant amount of excess fat of the lower lids, but, not a great deal of excess skin or laxity of the lower eyelid. The patient is generally younger to qualify for the transconjunctival approach. The procedure is performed through an incision which is made on the inside of the eyelid. I will reposition the fat as well as remove a portion of the fat during the transconjunctival blepharoplasty. Recovery is usually quicker than traditional transcutaneous lower eyelid surgery. No sutures need to be removed, and there is definitely less swelling than in traditional eyelid surgery when skin and muscle need to be removed or tightened.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld