Most men and women will develop under-eye bags at some point in their lifetime. Despite popular belief, puffiness beneath the eyes can occur even when you had a good night’s sleep and are feeling well-rested. There are many possible causes for the formation of eye bags, including one’s diet, allergies, and genetics; however, one of the most common reasons for puffy lower eyelids is simply due to the natural aging process.
As you age, the integrity of the muscles and supportive tissue can weaken and start to sag. The delicate skin surrounding the eyelids may also grow loose and wrinkled, and fat underneath the eyes can noticeably bulge outward. All of these changes can contribute to a baggy or puffy look in the eyes. While there are many at-home remedies that may provide a temporary improvement in the lower eyelids, these results will not last without a surgical procedure to repair lax tissue. According to facial plastic surgeon Ali Sepehr, MD, a lower blepharoplasty procedure is a highly effective and long-lasting solution to smooth the eyelid contours. During this form of eyelid surgery, protruding fat is removed/repositioned while excess skin is addressed using techniques including excision, chemical peels, or laser skin resurfacing. The best approach to help you attain a brighter, more refreshed appearance will depend on your needs, and Dr. Sepehr would be happy to help you create a personalized treatment plan to achieve your goals.
Dr. Ali Sepehr understands how frustrating it can be to address puffiness underneath the eyes and can develop personalized solutions to help you look more rested and alert. Don’t hesitate to contact OC Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sepehr.