Lower Eyelid Surgery

In Birmingham, AL

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Price: Starting at ~ $3,400

Procedure Time: 1 hour

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks

Introduction

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery

Imagine a world where tired, puffy eyes are mere memories, replaced by a refreshed and rejuvenated gaze that captivates with every glance. Lower Eyelid Surgery, also known as lower lid blepharoplasty, is the ultimate solution for those seeking to banish under-eye bags, puffiness, and droopiness, restoring youthful vitality to the delicate area surrounding the eyes.

With precision and finesse, this procedure addresses common signs of aging, leaving you with eyes that sparkle with renewed radiance. Say goodbye to tired eyes and hello to a brighter, more youthful appearance with Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery. Let your eyes tell a story of timeless beauty and confidence, and it all begins here at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.

We invite you to schedule a consultation or read below to learn more about one of the best lower eyelid surgery Birmingham has to offer.

Eyelid Surgery Expert in Birmingham, AL

What is Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery?

Lower Eyelid Surgery in Birmingham, also known as lower lid Blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed by Dr. Raggio designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the lower eyelids. It targets various concerns such as under-eye bags, puffiness, excess skin, and wrinkles, which can contribute to a tired or aged appearance.

During the surgery, excess fat is removed, redundant skin trimmed, and sometimes muscle repositioned to create a smoother, more youthful contour around the eyes. This procedure aims to restore a refreshed and rested look to the lower eyelids, enhancing overall facial aesthetics and boosting self-confidence.

What are the benefits of Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery in Birmingham with Dr. Blake Raggio offers several benefits for individuals looking to rejuvenate their appearance:

  • Reduced under-eye bags
  • Improved eye contour
  • Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restored youthfulness
  • Enhanced self-confidence

Who are the best candidates for the Lower Eyelid Surgery procedure?

The best candidates for a Birmingham Lower Eyelid Surgery typically include individuals who:

  • Have noticeable under-eye bags, puffiness, or sagging skin in the lower eyelid area.
  • Are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.
  • Do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking for a specified period before and after surgery, as smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications.
  • Have adequate skin elasticity and facial bone structure to support the surgical changes.
  • Are bothered by the appearance of their lower eyelids and seek to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
  • Do not have any other significant ocular or eye-related pathology (i.e., dry eye, glaucoma, etc).
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First steps of a Eyelid Surgery

What’s the first step when considering a Lower Lid Blepharoplasty?

The first step in considering Lower Eyelid Surgery is to schedule a consultation with our elite team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery. During this initial appointment, Dr. Raggio will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals, and assess your overall health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for Lower Eyelid Surgery. The team will also review the surgical technique, potential risks and complications, expected outcomes, and post-operative care instructions to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the process. This consultation serves as an opportunity for you to ask any questions and address any concerns you may have about the surgery.

What to expect on
the day of Lower Eyelid Surgery

Your surgery will be performed at Dr. Raggio’s state-of-the art medical facility, Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Raggio will review the surgical plan with you, addressing any last-minute questions or concerns you may have. He and his experienced team will then administer a combination of sedation and local injection anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience during the surgery. Throughout the procedure, Dr. Raggio will work with precision and expertise to safely and effectively address your specific concerns and achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.

Dr. Raggio’s preferred Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty technique involves making carefully planned incisions along the inside of the lower eyelids via a scarless (transconjunctival) approach. Other approaches are available, including an external subciliary approach via a small incision just below your lower eyelid, though ultimately the specific technique chosen will be decided by the patient’s unique anatomy and surgical goals. Excess fat, skin, and muscle tissue are adjusted or removed to address concerns such as under-eye bags, puffiness, and wrinkles. We may also reposition fat deposits to restore a smoother contour to the lower eyelids. Again, lower-lid blepharoplasty requires an individualized approach. The remaining skin is carefully redraped and tightened to create a natural-looking and youthful appearance. Sometimes excess skin is trimmed away, and the incisions are meticulously closed with sutures. More often, however, the excess or redundant skin can be treated safely and with equal effectiveness via a CO2 laser skin resurfacing technique, which has the advantage of no scar and can further help with surrounding skin tone, texture, and tightening. To adequately and completely address contour deficits such as tear trough deformity and midface malposition, oftentimes Dr. Raggio will recommend complementing the lower lid blepharoplasty with autologous periorbital fat grafting to optimize results.

After the lower lid blepharoplasty surgery is complete, you’ll be taken to a dedicated recovery area, where you’ll be closely monitored with one-to-one nursing care as you are aroused from anesthesia. Our team will review with you the detailed post-operative instructions and guidance on caring for your lower eyelids during the initial recovery period. 

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Lower Eyelid Surgery
recovery

As your recovery progresses, you’ll gradually notice improvements in the appearance of your lower eyelids, with swelling and bruising subsiding over the first few weeks after surgery. Most patients can expect to return to their normal activities within 1-2 weeks following surgery, although individual recovery timelines may vary with full results appreciated at two to four months, depending on which other procedures (i.e., fat grafting, CO2 laser) and specific lower lid blepharoplasty techniques were implemented.

How much does Lower Eyelid Surgery cost in Birmingham, AL?

We understand that cost is an important consideration for our patients, and we strive to offer competitive pricing in Birmingham with flexible financing options to make your cosmetic goals more accessible and affordable. The cost of lower eyelid surgery in Birmingham, AL with Dr. Raggio starts at $3,500. Contact Raggio Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation and we will provide clear pricing quotes on your procedure. 

Why choose Dr. Raggio for Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Blake Raggio embodies a holistic approach to Lower Eyelid (Blepharoplasty) Surgery, prioritizing each patient’s unique goals and concerns. With a comprehensive facial analysis, he meticulously evaluates all aspects before recommending personalized surgical or non-surgical interventions. Dr. Raggio’s patient-centric philosophy ensures collaboration throughout the treatment journey, culminating in a tailored plan that prioritizes patient satisfaction.

Utilizing proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, Dr. Raggio strives to achieve durable and natural-looking results aligned with the patient’s cultural and ethnic values. His commitment extends to upholding classical beauty ideals, ensuring outcomes that stand the test of time.

Dr. Raggio’s success is indicative of his esteemed credentials and qualifications. 

He strongly believes in educating the next generation of clinicians and serves as a Clinical Adjunct professor with the Faulkner Physician Assistant Studies Program, as a Clinical Adjunct professor with Tulane University Medical Center Department of Head and Neck Surgery in New Orleans Louisiana, and as a Clinical Preceptor for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

He is an active member of multiple medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS)

Lastly, Dr. Raggio is one of only a few Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the entire Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area, and has obtained rare Dual board certification in both Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery.

For these reasons, patients can be confident and rest assured that they will receive the absolute best Lower Eyelid Surgery care with Dr. Raggio and his team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.

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Schedule your Lower Eyelid Surgery consultation

If you’re tired of droopy eye bags and are seeking a new refreshed eye appearance, it’s time to take the first step and schedule your initial consultation. Call our office in Birmingham or conveniently request an appointment with Dr. Raggio through our website. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you on your journey toward a rejuvenated neck and renewed confidence! 

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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