What is Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery?

Lower blepharoplasty surgery, a topic gaining more visibility in recent years, is a facial rejuvenation procedure that specifically targets the under-eye area. But what exactly is it, how does it work, and is it right for you? Today, we dive into these crucial questions to offer a comprehensive understanding of this increasingly popular cosmetic surgery.

Understanding Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery

Lower blepharoplasty, often referred to as under-eye bag surgery, is a facial rejuvenation procedure that reduces the appearance of under-eye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles. It achieves this by removing excess fat and skin and repositioning the tissues around the lower eyelid. This surgical procedure can help restore a youthful, more rested look to your face.

The Benefits of Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty has multiple aesthetic and practical benefits. The primary benefit is the reduction of under-eye bags and dark circles, giving you a fresher, more youthful appearance. The procedure also reduces wrinkles, improving overall skin texture. Some patients even report improved vision due to the removal of obstructive skin folds.

Is Lower Blepharoplasty Right for You?

Ideal candidates for lower blepharoplasty are typically healthy individuals who have realistic expectations about the results. If you’re bothered by under-eye bags, dark circles, or excess skin under your eyes that make you appear older or more fatigued than you feel, then lower blepharoplasty might be the right solution for you.

Understanding Skin Pinch and Transconjunctival Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery

Lower blepharoplasty techniques vary based on individual needs and desired outcomes. Two common approaches are the skin pinch technique and transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty. Here’s what you need to know about both:

Skin Pinch Lower Blepharoplasty

Purpose: This technique specifically targets minor excess or sagging skin in the lower eyelid area.


  1. Assessment: The surgeon identifies and pinches the excess skin.
  2. Incision & Excision: A small incision is made, and the pinched skin is excised.
  3. Closure: The incision is sutured, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.


  • Precision: Enables exact removal of a small amount of skin.
  • Minimal Scarring: Well-concealed incisions reduce visible scars.
  • Expertise Required: Skilled execution is vital for optimal outcomes.

Transconjunctival Lower Blepharoplasty

Purpose: This approach targets fat pockets under the eyes without removing excess skin, ideal for younger patients with good skin elasticity.


  1. Incision: Made inside the lower eyelid, eliminating visible scars.
  2. Fat Repositioning or Removal: Fat is either removed or repositioned to reduce puffiness and bags.
  3. Closure: Sutures may or may not be required depending on the technique.


  • No Skin Removal: Doesn’t address excess skin; best for fat-related issues.
  • Scarless: No external incisions mean no visible scarring.
  • Quicker Recovery: Typically involves a shorter recovery time.

Both skin pinch blepharoplasty, and transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty are effective techniques but serve different purposes. The skin pinch method is best for addressing minor skin excess, while the transconjunctival approach is focused on under-eye fat without affecting the skin.

Selecting the right technique depends on individual needs, aesthetic goals, and the surgeon’s assessment. A consultation with a board-certified surgeon experienced in these techniques will help determine the best approach for your specific situation, guiding you towards a rejuvenated appearance.

Take the Next Step Towards Lower Blepharoplasty Success: Book A Consult Today

Considering lower blepharoplasty surgery? It’s essential to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon to ensure the best possible results. Consult with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Deon Weyers, today to explore your options and embark on the path towards achieving a refreshed and revitalized appearance. Your journey to a more youthful look starts with one simple step – reaching out to our team of experts. Contact us today to book your personalized consultation.