Excess fat beneath the eyes can make you look tired and older than you are, but you can get rid of undereye bags with eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. Age causes the skin around the eyes to become loose and saggy, and also weakens the muscles and ligaments. Eyelid surgery removes fatty tissue, and restores youthfulness to the face.
What Causes Undereye bags
The lower eyelid muscles provide support for the fat under the eyes, ensuring that it stays in position. However, aging weakens those muscles, causing the fat to bulge and making the eyes look puffy. Blepharoplasty repositions the displaced fat, and also tightens the muscles, so that the fat is intact once again. Blepharoplasty is a wonderful way to refresh your appearance, without looking ‘done.’
How to get rid of undereye bags – Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty on the lower eyelids targets undereye bags. The procedure is almost always carried out under general anesthesia, or ‘twilight’ anesthesia. The incisions are made along the natural crease of the eye, at the lower lash line, and this ensures that there is minimal scarring.
The surgeon will remove the excess fat that causes the eye bags, and stitch the incisions, before removing any surplus skin. The skin is also stretched, and the muscles tightened, so that underneath the eyes looks smoother and younger.
Blepharoplasty is often done in combination with other facial surgeries such as a brow lift or facelift, to improve the overall appearance.
Blepharoplasty in Orange County
If you are interested in a blepharoplasty to get rid of undereye bags, then call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kyle Song of Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. Please call his office at 949-701-4454.