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Eye Bags Surgery
The Eye Bags surgery, also known as Lower Eyelid Surgery, is a surgical procedure that improves the look of your eyes by removing the excess skin and fatty tissue in the lower part of the eyelid. This type of operation enhances the appearance of the entire face to achieve a more youthful appearance. It also reduces wrinkles and dark circles, and improves your line of vision.
Causes of Eye Bags
As the skin ages, it eventually loses its elasticity and the orbital septum starts to wear out. This is a sheet of tissue that holds the fat under the eye. As a result, the orbital fat bulges towards the skin that forms as Eye Bags. Some factors that causes this condition include:
- Lack of sleep
Types of Eye Bags Surgery
Blepharoplasty – a plastic surgery correcting the deformity of the upper or lower eyelids by removing excess skin and fat.
There are two (2) surgery approaches for the Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty:
- Transcutaneous surgery (External) – the incision is performed below the lower eyelid lashes. With this technique, there will be possible swelling, bruising, and visible scars that will dissolve after a few days. However, this type of operation may affect the lower eyelid contour. The surgery allows removal of excess skin on the eyelids.
- Transconjunctival surgery (Internal) – the incision is made inside the lower eyelid. This method allows the cutting and removal of excess fat without leaving a visible scar. This minimizes the risk of altering the contour of the eyelid margin. However, this technique can’t remove excess skin on the eyelid.
Eye Bags Surgery Procedure
The patient will be given local anesthesia prior to the operation. The plastic surgeon will make an incision along the lower lash line (external incision), or in the pink surface of the lower eyelid (internal incision). After the removal of the excess skin and fat, the eyelid incision will be closed with surgical stitches or skin glue. These are removed after one (1) week. The surgery requires 2-4 hours to be completed.
Eye Bags Surgery Recovery
The patient may see minimal swelling and redness around the incision areas. The doctor will prescribe eye drops if the patient feels dryness on the eye area. The patient may experience a temporary blurred vision and sensitivity to light – some of the side effects of the surgery which will eventually diminish after a few weeks. The result of the procedure will appear as the puffiness and bruising will subside.
After the operation, the patient should avoid any activities that may dry up the eyes such as reading, watching television or using the computer. The patient can resume normal activities after one (1) week of recovery.
Book for an Appointment
Before you undergo the Eye Bags surgery, ask your surgeon about the possible risks, complications, and expected outcome of the procedure. At Megaesthetics Center, our professional plastic surgeons will advise you which lower eyelid operation is recommended for your medical condition. Call us at 637-9661 to 68 local 120 today!