If you are disheartened by the fact that your eyes are beginning to show signs of age, don’t despair, you can always consider blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. While most people are happy with the results of eyelid surgery, there are some side-effects such as bumps that can be unpleasant. So one of the questions plastic surgeons often get asked is – “I have bumps under the eye after laser blepharoplasty – is this normal?”
Laser blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure in which a laser is used to make the incisions in the crease of the eyelid. The excess skin and fat is then removed through this incision. There is usually no visible scarring, and after surgery patients look rested, and more youthful.
Are bumps under the eye after laser blepharoplasty normal?
There is typically going to be some swelling around the eyes after eyelid surgery. In the case of the lower lids, the incision is generally made very precisely in order to eliminate portions of the fat pads below the eyes, so there may be some bumpiness along with swelling.
Bumps under the skin after eyelid surgery may be residual fat bags; therefore patients are advised to wait for the swelling to go down, as the bumps may resolve at that time. However, there may be any number of reasons why bumps occur, so if you are concerned, check with your plastic surgeon and have the matter addressed.
Contact the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT, to learn more about the side-effects associated with laser blepharoplasty. Call (844-551-9880) today, and set up a consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert Langdon.