What is Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty?

There’s not one among us who relishes the idea of under-eye bags. Although a poor night of sleep and exhaustion can lead to dark shadows and puffiness beneath the eyes, there are also permanent under-eye bags caused by herniated fat, and these bags won’t go away no matter how much rest you get. Lower eyelid surgery – also called blepharoplasty – is a great way to reduce the bulging tissue under your eyes.

A before and after image of Dr. Schuster's blepharoplasty patient

There are a few ways to perform lower blepharoplasty. One of those techniques involves incisions made only on the inside of the eyelid, and it’s called transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This incision is made completely internally, which means there won’t be any outside, obvious scars or signs of surgery. It also tends to have the quickest recovery.

The conjunctiva is a thin protective membrane lining the inner surface of your eyelids. A transconjunctival incision is made through the conjunctiva so that Dr. Ronald Schuster can access the herniated fat that is causing the under-bags. He will reduce excess fat and sculpt the remaining fat for optimal results.

Eyelid surgery is a very common procedure but nonetheless requires expert surgical skill. For example, the bulging fat must not be reduced so extensively that the patient is left with hollow, sunken-looking eyes. This is no more desirable than the under-eye bags. Dr. Schuster has the skill, experience, and ability to customize the procedure that is needed in order to provide beautiful, natural-looking results. You will look more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated, but without an overdone look that many people worry about.

When It Might Not be an Option

If the upper eyelids are being rejuvenated, or if the lower eyelids also have a lot of sagging skin, then the transconjunctival approach may not be an option. The only way to know for sure is to consult Dr. Schuster. The other incision is transcutaneous, which means an external incision made through the skin of the outer eyelid or along the lash line. You can rely on Dr. Schuster to find the best approach for your expectations.

Find Out if the Transconjunctival Incision is an Option for You

Ready to find out if you are a good candidate for transconjunctival blepharoplasty? If so, please call the Baltimore practice of Dr. Ronald Schuster at 410-902-9800. Our plastic surgery practice is located in Lutherville-Timonium, and we are proud to provide great results for people from across the region and the entire country.



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