I'm 35 and unhappy with bags under my eyes constantly. What options do you recommend? (Photo)
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Dr. Sheila Nazarian
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Bags under eyes
Surgical: Lower blepharoplasty with conservative fat removal. Non-surgical: HA fillers using cannula
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I'm 35 and unhappy with bags under my eyes constantly.
Lower lid blepharoplasty versus fillers
Filler is a nice, non-surgical option to camouflage the bags in this area. When performed by the proper injector, it looks very natural, and the results can last up to a year. If for any reason you're unhappy with the results, it can be easily dissolved. This is a more advanced area for filler injections, so make sure you are choosing somebody with experience who knows the right products to put there.
Lower lid blepharoplasty is a more definitive option for treatment, and the techniques to perform this have a come a long way since the old-school way of cutting through your skin to access those fat pads. The transconjunctival approach allows easy access to the fat pads without having to put any extra little incisions, in the old risks of lower eyelid malposition are significantly reduced. Through this technique, the fat can be manipulated and placed in the proper location, which will leave you looking good for many years to come instead of just cutting the fat out and leaving you looking hollow later.
To ensure you are receiving the highest level of care, seek out a modernly trained, new-school dermatologic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained in one of these "core four" cosmetic specialties.
Under eye bags
Under eye bags
The more permanent solution is a lower lid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning. The fat is moved down into the tear trough. At the same time some skin is removed or lasered.
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