Scarless eye bag removal surgery is a surgical method that can remove the fat deposits found underneath the eyelids. An incision is made on the inside of the lower eyelid, so there will not be any visible scarring from the outside. The fat causing the lower eye bags is then surgically removed.
The scarless eye bag removal surgery will be carried out under local or general anaesthesia. Firstly, the surgeon will make an incision within the lower eyelid. The surgeon will remove or reposition fat and tissue via this incision before closing it with a suture. The scarless eye bag removal surgery lasts for about 20 minutes. Effects of the procedure are visible immediately after the swelling and bruising from the surgery have subsided in several days.
Follow-up surgery may be required to treat any complications that arise.
Before the scarless eye bag removal surgery, the doctor/surgeon will usually request the patient’s medical history or conduct a simple health check. They will also discuss in detail what are the possible complications depending on the patient’s condition. A mutual understanding between doctor and patient regarding the risks involved is vital in maximizing the procedure’s success.
Eye bags and aging skin
Eye bags are undesirable because they give a “tired” look, often associated with old age. Usually, when patients request an eye bag removal procedure, they are looking to get rid of this “tired” look for a more youthful appearance. However, rectifying this is often more complex than removing eye bags, as it is only one of the many tell-tale signs of aging skin.
In addition to eye bags, the appearance of the cheeks, which are directly below the eyes, can also contribute to an aging look. The mid-cheek area is often full and rounded in youths, whereas the same area can look hollow and saggy in older adults. Together with eye bags, the latter forms the typical “tear troughs” under the eyes associated with aging. If eye bags are simply removed without treating the rest, the hollow and saggy look remains, and may even become enhanced, worsening the “tired” look.
Eye bag removal is indeed effective in improving the lethargic look in individuals who only exhibit slight signs of aging in the mid-cheek area of the face and genuinely have excess fat in the eyelid cheeks. However, in other cases, fat may need to be redistributed instead of removed to fill out some of the “hollows” below the eyes. A cheek or facelift is also recommended to reduce sagging and tighten the skin. Skin fillers can also help replace the lost volume in the face. Overall, combining these treatments is much more effective at achieving a refreshed look than just removing eye bags alone.
At The Clifford Surgery, our surgeons are highly skilled medical professionals in aesthetic procedures. We have several procedures available and price ranges to suit your needs better. Visit us for a consultation with our representatives to recommend a suitable course of treatments tailored to you.
You will be assessed during the consultation to ensure that your general health state is suitable for a surgical procedure. Depending on the severity of the eyebags, an appropriate surgical approach and procedure are then determined and tailored for you.
Patients will experience minor swelling and bruising that will disappear within a few days after the scarless eye bag removal surgery. As the incision is made from the inside of the lower eyelid, there will be no visible scarring whatsoever.
Other potential risks associated with eye bag surgeries include bleeding, wound infection, asymmetry, and ectropion. Any external incisions to remove excess skin will result in a scar just beneath the eyelashes. This scar will gradually fade with time.
However, it is important to follow prescribed post-operative medication protocols. Expect to return fully to regular activities around 7- 14 days after the procedure.
Results from this eye bag removal surgery are permanent, and you can expect a significant reduction in your eye bags. This procedure may also be combined with fat grafting to ensure a better, more aesthetic-looking result.
Please inform the doctor/surgeon of any products you are currently using/medication you are currently on. You may be asked to stop using certain products around the eyes or stop certain medication by the doctor/surgeon. This will be further discussed during your consultation session.
- You may need to avoid putting make-up and other cosmetic products (eyeliner, eyeshadow) around your eyes for several days as advised by the doctor.
- The doctor may request that you avoid wearing contact lenses for several days after the procedure, depending on the individual.
- Avoid putting excessive force on/around the eye area (general rubbing of your eyes, using makeup remover, etc) until the wounds are completely healed to minimize the risks of infections and other complications.