How Does Surgery to Remove Bags Under the Eyes Work?
Eye bag removal surgery is often performed under local or general anesthesia and requires up to three hours to complete. During eye bag removal, a surgeon removes excess fat and skin from under a patient’s eyes. Next, the surgeon sews the under-eye skin back together to help the patient rejuvenate his or her facial appearance.
Under-eye bag surgery involves a delicate, precise approach, as a surgeon performs the procedure around the eye muscles and eyeballs. Therefore, it is important for a patient to find a surgeon who possesses extensive eye bag surgery expertise so he or she can limit risk.
To date, Dr. Azizzadeh has performed many eye bag removal procedures, and he only recommends eye bag surgery if he believes it is safe and effective for a patient. In the event that Dr. Azizzadeh believes the potential risks of surgery to remove bags under the eyes exceed the potential benefits, Dr. Azizzadeh provides alternative treatment options.
Are You a Good Candidate for Eye Bag Surgery?
The ideal candidate for eye bag surgery often displays one or more of the cosmetic issues:
- Eyelid sagging
- Wrinkling on the eyelids
- Dark circles around the eyes>/li>
- Asymmetrical lower eyelids
- Large bags under the eyes
An individual who experiences any of the aforementioned cosmetic problems can meet with Dr. Azizzadeh. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh performs a full evaluation to determine if an individual qualifies for eye bag surgery or other facial rejuvenation treatments.
How to Prepare for Under-Eye Bag Surgery
Dr. Azizzadeh conducts an assessment to determine a patient’s eligibility for eye bag removal surgery. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh discusses the patient’s medical history and treatment expectations.
Initially, Dr. Azizzadeh finds out if a patient has undergone prior surgeries or has experienced glaucoma, allergies, or other medical conditions. Dr. Azizzadeh requests information about any vitamins, herbal supplements, or medications that a patient is currently using. Dr. Azizzadeh asks a patient why he or she is considering eye bag removal surgery as well.
Along with reviewing a patient’s medical history and treatment expectations, Dr. Azizzadeh performs physical and visual exams. During a physical exam, Dr. Azizzadeh can test his patient’s tear production and measure their eyelids. Dr. Azizzadeh uses a vision exam to assess his patient’s eyes and peripheral vision.
Eyelid photography can also be performed before eye bag surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh can capture photographs of his patient’s eyes from different angles and use these photos to craft a personalized eye bag removal treatment plan.
Once Dr. Azizzadeh determines a patient is eligible for under-eye bag surgery, he provides instructions to help his patient prepare for treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh recommends a patient temporarily stop taking any medications or herbal supplements that can increase their risk of bleeding during surgery and to stop smoking several weeks before surgery. In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends a patient to arrange for someone to drive him or her home after treatment.
Does Eye Bag Surgery Deliver Instant Results?
The results of eye bag surgery usually become visible within a few weeks of treatment. Initially, a patient experiences dry eyes, bruising, swelling and other side effects after eye bag removal. These side effects typically subside within about 10 days of eye bag surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh monitors a patient’s progress in the days and weeks after eye bag removal surgery. He recommends eye bag removal patients avoid strenuous exercise for at least one week after surgery. Also, Dr. Azizzadeh asks eye bag surgery patients to wear dark tinted sunglasses to protect the eyes for about one week following treatment.
How Long Do Eye Bag Removal Surgery Results Last?
Eye bag surgery results are usually permanent. But, patients may require laser skin resurfacing or other eye bag treatments at a later time.
Eye Bag Removal Risks
Under-eye bag surgery risks include:
- Eye muscle damage
- Skin discoloration
- Blurred vision or loss of eyesight
Dr. Azizzadeh won’t perform surgery to remove bags under the eyes if he deems it unsafe for a patient. In this instance, Dr. Azizzadeh works with his patient to determine if a non-surgical procedure or other treatments can be used to address under-eye bags.
Why Do Patients Choose Dr. Azizzadeh for Eye Bag Removal?
Surgery to remove bags under the eyes is significant, and patients frequently select Dr. Azizzadeh for eye bag removal surgery because he understands their facial rejuvenation treatment goals and plans accordingly. Dr. Azizzadeh works with an eye bag surgery patient to craft a treatment plan that accommodates his or her requests. He wants an eye bag removal surgery patient to enjoy a natural-looking facial appearance and provides him or her with a personalized treatment plan. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh helps eye bag surgery patients accomplish their desired results during treatment.
Schedule an Eye Bag Surgery Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Dr. Azizzadeh is available to respond to any questions about eye bag surgery. To learn more about eye bag removal or schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.