We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty?

Diane Goettel
Updated May 17, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGeek is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGeek, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is a kind of plastic surgery that is performed on the lower eyelid to make the area look smoother and less puffy. This sort of surgery is usually performed on younger patients who do not have a great deal of sagging skin to remove. Instead, these patients have fat deposits that have collected under their eyes that cause their eyes to look puffy or swollen. Older patients may also have fat removed from underneath their eyes, but this would be part of a procedure that also involved the trimming and tightening of the skin around the lower eyelids. In some cases, a patient may elect to have transconjunctival blepharoplasty while her plastic surgeon is performing other cosmetic procedures as well.

During the transconjunctival blepharoplasty procedure, a plastic surgeon makes an incision on the inside of a patient's lower eyelid. Fat that has collected underneath the lower eyelid is removed via this incision. Depending on the plastic surgeon's preferred technique and the patient's needs, the transconjunctival blepharoplasty incision will either be closed using a kind of suture that will dissolve or without the use of any sutures at all. As with all forms of surgery, there is a period of recovery following transconjunctival blepharoplasty. During this period, the patient must follow her doctor's orders regarding the care of her eyes and the surrounding area.

Swelling and bruising that can last for one to two weeks following transconjunctival blepharoplasty surgery. During this period, the puffiness under one's eyes may look far worse than it did before the surgery. Once the swelling goes down, however, the area under the eyes should look much less puffy. It is also important not to engage in any strenuous activities during this time period that might cause an increase in blood flow to the eyes or that might cause they eyes to become dry. Doctors usually tell transconjunctival blepharoplasty patients to avoid reading, watching television, wearing contact lenses, using a computer, exercising, and participating in sports.

All surgical procedures involve a level of risk. These risks should be discussed with one's doctor prior to taking part in any kind of surgical procedure, especially elective or cosmetic procedures. There are certain health issues such as high blood pressure and thyroid conditions that may cause complications for patients who undergo transconjunctival blepharoplasty or any other kind of plastic surgery.

WiseGeek is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Diane Goettel
By Diane Goettel
"Diane Goettel has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in English from Brooklyn College. Diane lives in Mount Vernon, New York with her husband, Noah. They are the proud parents of a Doberman Pinscher named Spoon. Specialties: book editing, book marketing, book publishing, freelance writing, magazine publishing, magazine writing, copywriting,"
Discussion Comments
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
"Diane Goettel has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in English from Brooklyn College. Diane lives in Mount...
Learn more
WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.