Eye Bag Removal 101

Every individual must have had eye bags at least once in his life. Eyebags are those droopy ‘bags’ under the eyes that usually appear when a person is either tired, stressed or did not get enough sleep. Eye bags also manifest ageing. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine one from the other. One can either be tired or old. But eye bags definitely make even the most youthful appearance look old and that is not just unacceptable.

Most of the time, it only takes a good night’s sleep to remove them. However, there are times when eye bags can be stubborn. This means that no matter how much one avoids having them, eye bags could linger on, taunting individuals, making them look tired and old even.

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The good thing is, anyone can remove eye bags. There are cosmetic treatments available that can do eye bag removal, helping people not only feel younger but also look younger.

Surgical versus Non-surgical Option

Eye bag removal consists of two methods. There is the non-surgical way and the surgical way. Basically, the first option is invasive and could be painful, while the other other won’t be of any inconvenience.

The non-surgical method involves injecting dermal fillers where the eye bags are. Spaces exist underneath these eye bags. Injecting will fill in these spaces giving patients that nice and smooth look.

What is Blepharoplasty?

The surgical method is known as blepharoplasty. They come in three types: upper eyelid, lower eyelid and the combination of the two. Depending on how eye bags are and where they are, a patient can get any or three of the treatment types.

  • Upper eyelid – This procedure requires to make small incisions along the natural crease of the upper eye lid. The skin is then carefully separated from the underlying tissue. The fatty tissue is then either removed or repositioned before tightening the muscles underneath. The skin is stretched to ensure it remains smooth and wrinkle free. 
  • Lower eyelid – An incision along the lower lash line is made. The excess fat is removed before the skin is stretched for a smooth finish once everything is sewn back. Any excess skin will also be removed at this time. 

After the Procedure

Expect to see swelling eyes after the procedure. But this will not last that long. Doctors usually prescribe topical ointments to their patients after the procedure to keep the eyes moist. Also, anti-infection ointments will also be used as a precaution. As for the pain – yes, there will be, but they will not be that excruciating once the pain killer starts its work.

Medical experts usually give their patients a list of do’s and don’ts to help them recover right after the procedure. Patients are advised to follow these doctor-prescribed instructions to hasten the healing process and avoid any complications.

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