Under Eye Bags Removal
Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic. Last Reviewed July 16th 2020.
Under Eye Bags Removal is a simple, and one of the most common, forms of Lower Blepahroplasty that reduces the amount of excess fat and skin tissue. At The Private Clinic our Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are highly experienced in lower blepharoplasty. In many cases they combine the procedure with an upper blepharoplasty at the same time.
Why do eyebags form?
Eyes are usually the initial focal point for any person’s face. Puffed eye bags can be the result of ageing or genetics. They are caused by fatty deposits that accumulate under your eyes.
Eyebags can become more pronounced as your skin ages and your collagen levels deplete. Many patients feel that they give the impression of being constantly tired, or ageing a bit more rapidly than they’d like.
Lower Blepharoplasty with a small fat transfer to the cheeks can take years off your age and leave you looking refreshed.
What happens in a blepharoplasty procedure?
When addressing excess skin or fatty tissue during Lower or Combined Blepharoplasty, an incision is made below the lower eyelash line or inside the lower lid, making any scarring barely visible following surgery.
The procedure can take between 40 minutes and two hours, depending on the complexity of the case. Any excess fat that causes puffiness is removed, while any unwanted loose skin can also be addressed.
Our surgeons pay extreme attention to detail and make sure that their incisions follow your face’s natural lines and creases to avoid scarring and achieving aesthetically pleasing results. Your eye bags will be reduced so that you look refreshed, rejuvenated and more youthful.
How much time does it take to recover from eye bag removal?
Your Cosmetic surgeon will advise you on whether the procedure will be done under local or general anaesthetic.
We advise that a friend or family member chaperone you home following the procedure.
To ease your recovery and to prevent scarring, we use very fine sutures that will be taken out after 4-5 days. You can usually expect a recovery time of 1-2 weeks. It is advisable to take a week off work.
Blepharoplasty has one of the fastest recovery times of any plastic surgery procedure. After two weeks any swelling should be very subtle, and results can be quite dramatic giving a refreshed and younger appearance.
Our expert Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
are available for consultations in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton and Buckinghamshire.
- Mr Davood Fallahdar, BSc, MB ChB(Hons), MD FRCS(Plast), MicroSurg (Hons), ORL H&NSurg. GMC Number: 4686602 in London
- Mr Roberto Uccellini, MD. GMC Number 7416337 in London
- Mr Navid Jallali, BSc, MB ChB(Hons), MD FRCS, MicroSurg(Hons), ORL H&NSurg. GMC Number: 4686602 in London
- Mr Dario Rochira, BS, MD. GMC Number: 6130664 in London
- Mr Adel Fattah, FRCS(Plast). GMC Number: 4764599 in Manchester
- Mr Philip Lim, BSc(Hons), MB ChB, AFRCS(Ed), MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast). GMC Number: 4219068 in Leeds
- Mr Kenneth Kok, MBChB, MRCS, MSc(Hons), FRCS(Plast). GMC Number: 4701147 in Birmingham
- Mr Mrinal Supriya, FRCS, (OTOL-HNS), GMC Number: 6066458 in Northampton and Birmingham
- Ms Helena Antoniadou, MBBS, MD & Surg (Hons), FRCS (Eng). GMC Number: 3700956 in Manchester and Leeds
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