If you are suffering from bags under your eyes, and want nothing more than to get ride of them, than an eyelid lift may be your solution. The eyelid lift, blepharoplasty, is the best way to remove under eye bags and rejuvenate your eyes (click here). During a lower eyelid lift the surgeon removes excess amounts of fat and skin and tightens the muscles, so that the eyes appear youthful once again.
What causes under eye bags?
Under eye bags can be caused by several factors. In particular it is often the result of fat that shifts from the orbital rim, (the space surrounded by the eye socket), which then forms a puffy area below the eye. This often occurs as we age, due to the weakening of the skin and muscles around the eye. There are times when the fat fills with water and becomes more noticeable.
Treatment for under eye bags
More people are opting to remove under eye bags with an eyelid lift. However eyelid surgery can also be done on the upper eyelids. The procedure is safe and effective, and surgery usually takes between one to two hours to complete.
The incisions for the lower eyelid lift are typically made just inside the lower eyelid. Because of the location of the incisions once healing take place the scars are almost invisible.
After surgery there will be some swelling and discoloration around the eye area, but this usually passes within 7 to 10 days. Patients are advised to rest with the eyes closed for at least the first 36 hours after surgery.
A lower eyelid lift eliminates bulging and puffiness, and alleviates the tired appearance of the eyes. It also smooths the shape of the area between the lower lash line, and the middle of the face. The results typically last for several years, but outcomes may vary.
If you are interested in a lower eyelid lift in Lighthouse Point, FL, then call The Center for Ophthalmology & Laser Surgery (click here) to schedule your consultation with Dr. Michael Loeffler. Dr. Loeffler will help you determine if a lower eyelid lift is the right procedure for you to treat your under eye bags. Call (954) 786-5353.