Do you have bags under your eyes that make you look sleepy or tired all the time? If yes, it may be time to do something about them. Eyelid surgery is the recommended treatment for rejuvenating the eye area, but will it help bags below the eyes. Let’s find out.
What is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty?)
Eyelid surgery is a procedure that is done to refresh the appearance of the eyelids (learn more). It involves removing excess skin, and reducing pockets of fat around the eyes.
What causes bags under the eyes?
Bags under the eyes often occur as a consequence of the aging process. Gravity also takes a toll, causing a downward shift in the facial tissues, and this makes the eyes appear puffy.
There is tissue and fat around the eyes and over time the tissue weakens, causing the fat pockets to slip out of position. So eye bags are often caused by misplaced fat deposits. They may also be the result of a buildup of fluid in the area beneath the eyes.
Will eyelid surgery help with bags under your eyes?
Bags under the eyes are an age old problem that can be fixed with lower eyelid surgery. During the operation, the surgeon will remove excess fat and/or fluid from the lower eyelids, resulting in a more refreshed appearance.
Lower eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that is usually done under general anesthesia. The incisions for lower eyelid surgery may be made on the inside of the lower lid, or just below the line of the lower lash.
Are you ready to get rid of the bags under your eyes? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Philadelphia area, Cosmetic Facial Surgery Center, Bala Cynwyd, PA is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.drfarole.com, or by calling (610) 686-7361.