Puffy bags under your eyes can be a nuisance, and there is little you can do to reduce them on your own. While some over-the-counter eye creams or pads may help to temporarily mitigate puffiness under the eyes, they aren’t able to address excess skin or bulky pockets of fat that are often responsible for eye bags. For the most dramatic improvement to under-eye bags and the longest-lasting results possible, blepharoplasty surgery is a clear choice. Here, double board-certified Manhattan, NY female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner of Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC discusses how cosmetic eye surgery can help to reduce eye bags and restore a smoother, more refreshed, younger-looking appearance in patients just like you.
What causes bulging bags under the eyes?
We’ve all known someone – maybe even ourselves – who has visible puffiness under the eyes. This is often due to the accumulation of excess fat and droopy lower eyelid skin, which may be related to aging. Some relatively younger patients may also have a natural tendency to store fat in this area.
How can I get rid of the bags under my eyes?
Some puffiness under the eyes can come and go on its own, especially when it is related to stress, fatigue, hormones, or even bouts of crying. For eye bags that are the result of loose skin or excess fat, cosmetic surgery is the most effective possible solution. More specifically, blepharoplasty surgery – sometimes known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery – can be used to reduce under-eye bulging and even make improvements to the upper eyelids as well.
How does lower eyelid surgery for bags work?
For patients hoping to reduce or get rid of bags under their eyes, Dr. Klausner may recommend lower eyelid surgery, which can be customized to meet the individual anatomical factors, concerns, and goals of each patient. In general, lower blepharoplasty involves making an incision within the lower eyelash line, allowing Dr. Klausner to remove excess fat and trim away loose skin. The remaining skin is then pulled smooth, and the incision is closed.
Will lower blepharoplasty help with hollow circles under the eyes?
Lower eyelid surgery is recommended for patients with the following primary concerns:
- Droopy lower eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Loose, wrinkled skin under the eyes
- Puffiness beneath the eyes
- Bulging fat under the eyes
For men and women who have dark, hollowed under-eye circles, Dr. Klausner may recommend an injectable filler treatment, a fat transfer, or another procedure that is better suited to those specific concerns.
Can I have upper and lower eyelid surgery at the same time?
In many cases, the answer is yes, but this will depend on the extent of your concerns, your overall health, and other factors that Dr. Klausner will assess during a preoperative consultation. With a combination of upper plus lower blepharoplasty, patients can address a wide variety of concerns in a single surgical setting – like hanging upper eyelids, hooded eyes, and under-eye bags – for a more complete and stunning transformation.
Give your face a lighter, fresher new feel with under-eye bag removal surgery in Manhattan, NY
Are your bulging eye bags making you look old, tired, and run down? Call Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC in NYC today to schedule your private consultation with female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner and take the first step toward loving the way you look once again.