Have you started to notice dark circles or bags under your eyes? Then you might wonder what starts causing such blemishes on your face. From the signs of aging to the symptoms of stress, many reasons can appear why your eyes have started to sag. And if you similar to many of our patients who visit their trusted oculoplastic surgeon in Austin, you might wonder what surgery can help remove these dark baggy lids. Does lower eyelid surgery remove eye bags? Or will you need another type of blepharoplasty?
Does Lower Eyelid Surgery Remove Eye Bags?
Below, our expert team will answer all of these questions and more. Learn more about why you might be dealing with eye bags. And then we cover what customized treatment options we have available.
Treating Lower Eye Bags
Eye bags often end up seen as ugly, asymmetrical, or just plain displeasing. For some, they can even affect one’s ability to see, requiring urgent treatment. At the office of Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery, you can request a virtual or in-person appointment to discuss your best treatment options to rid yourself of those eye bags ASAP.
By determining the cause of your eye bags, the doctor can then recommend the perfect treatment. Some of the most popular treatment options include:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
For those interested in surface-level touch-ups without going under the knife, laser skin resurfacing may prove an excellent option. This procedure involves the use of a laser to get rid of blemishes and other dark pigmentations, clearing up the skin to bring up a more youthful glow. Talk with your doctor to find out if you qualify as a good candidate for this non-surgical procedure.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
The most common procedure for the treatment of lower eye bags, no matter the cause, remains lower eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. This is a surgical treatment that corrects eye bags, dark circles, asymmetric drooping, and other problems with the skin surrounding the eyelids. Depending on the types of results you are looking to have, you can customize your lower blepharoplasty treatment to ensure that one or both of your eyes are rejuvenated with tight, elastic skin.
How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?
Lower eyelid surgery can be performed in a number of different ways. First we look at the cause of your eye bags as well as the other symptoms you are experiencing. For example, such as dark circles or drooping lids. Dr. Vira will then recommend a specific approach. Eye bags typically end up removed with a procedure that removes puffy fat from underneath the eyelid. It restores better shape to the skin around the eyes. Other techniques involve the removal of skin with an additional fat or skin grafting procedure to make the eyelids look fuller and more youthful.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery can typically be performed with general or local anesthesia, and you can expect to go home the same day. You will be given a list of post-care instructions to ensure that you recover properly from your surgical procedure. In addition to the care tips, which might include using a cold compress and avoiding the sun for several days, your doctor will also prescribe eye drops or a pain-killing medication that can help you remain comfortable during recovery.
Learn More with Dr. Shah Vira Today
At Texas Neuro Eye & Plastic Surgery, we center your needs and aesthetic goals above all else. We will work with you to create a personalized care plan that will help you remove eye bags and keep your face looking young. Learn more about the benefits of a lower blepharoplasty in Austin when you get in touch with our friendly team to schedule a consultation today.