Under eye bags are primarily caused by excess fat surrounding the area. The supporting structures, which are comprised of tiny muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skin tend to weaken, which in turn makes them less effective in holding the fat in place. As the muscles and skin sag, excess fat may protrude, leading to a puffy, aged look.
A lower eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is the standard cosmetic surgery solution when dealing with under eye bags. The main goal of this procedure is to remove or reposition excess fat, as well as re-suspend underlying muscle tissues surrounding the eyes. Lower eyelid surgery usually takes 30 to 90 minutes and is performed as an outpatient procedure. Recovery is generally quick in eyelid surgeries since the skin surrounding the eye area heals quickly
Planning for your lower eyelid surgery
Planning for eyelid surgery begins with an in-depth discussion and comprehensive physical assessment during your consultation at our Worcester office. In some cases, you may be asked to postpone your surgery if you have unresolved health issues that could increase your risks of complications during and after the procedure. Non-surgical methods may be recommended if surgery is not a viable option.
Call us at 508.334.5990 to schedule a personal consultation. We’d love to hear from you and answer your questions on lower eyelid surgery!