One of the most common signs of the aging face in both men and women are puffy eye bags under the eyes, giving a tired and haggard look to the face. These eye bags occur because the protective coating of fat bordering the eyes begins to sag in reaction to gravity and decreased suppleness of the skin. A number of factors can contribute to the appearance of eye bags. The weight of the fat around the eyes can cause the ligaments, epidermis, and muscles to become more lax.
This condition can be corrected by blepharoplasty, or eye bag removal surgery. The procedure is frequently performed together with upper eyelid surgery to create a more youthful, fresh look to the eye area. This procedure is often used along with other surgeries, such as a brow lift or a facelift, to enhance the all-embracing appearance of the skin on the face.
The eye bag removal procedure involves a few tiny incisions that are made below the eyelash. This allows the surgeon to remove both surplus skin and fat that is causing the bags to appear. Generally, the procedure, which is called blepharoplasty, is performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. In the case of the upper eyelids, a strip of skin may also be removed, but the skin is removed in a natural crease in the eyelid in order to minimize the appearance of scarring.
The best candidates for eye bag surgery are those who are physically fit and realistic in their expectations of what the surgery can offer. Most patients are 35 years or older, but those with a history of baggy or droopy eyelids may have the surgery at a younger age. On the other hand, patients coping with certain medical circumstances are considered to be more at risk when it comes to undergoing blepharoplasty. For example, thyroid problems such as Grave’s malady and hypothyroidism have a larger risk of complications. Dry eye, glaucoma, and a detached retina are also danger factors. Patients with other medical conditions generally considered risky when undergoing surgery, such as circulatory disorders, diabetes, and high blood pressure, are also at a critical risk of encountering complications when undergoing the procedure.
Cosmetic surgery such as blepharoplasty is very affordable in the Philippines. Lower overhead costs and professional fees makes it possible for board certified, U.S.- trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon to perform these surgeries at a fraction of the cost of the same procedures in the United States without sacrificing quality of care. For best results for your blepharoplasty surgery, choose an authentic plastic surgeon that has had formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and experience in this particular procedure.