Maybe you look like you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in ages, or perhaps your lower eyelid skin is getting loose and sagging. Whatever the cause, eyelid bags can make you look tired and older than your years. At his practice in Mission Viejo, California, Omar Ozgur, MD, an ophthalmic plastic surgeon, offers expert treatments to get rid of your eyelid bags and enhance your appearance. Call Dr. Ozgur or make an appointment online today.
As you age, your body’s production of new cells slows down. The most obvious place that you notice this is on the delicate skin of your face, especially around your eyes. When your collagen and elastin levels decline, your skin becomes loose and looks crepey or saggy. As a result, you may develop eyelid bags on your lower lids.
While loose, sagging skin is often due to aging, other factors contribute to the appearance of eyelid bags, including:
While eyelid bags are usually harmless, they can make you look tired and older than you are.
If your eyelid bags are bothering you, make an appointment with Dr. Ozgur to get an exam and learn about your treatment options. Dr. Ozgur offers a variety of skin tightening treatments that may reduce the appearance of your eyelid bags.
However, if your eyelid bags are severe, blepharoplasty may be your best treatment option. Blepharoplasty, which is sometimes called an eye lift, is a procedure to remove excess tissue from your lower eyelids and lift the skin back into place, giving you a youthful, energized appearance.
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, although you will need a friend or family member to drive you home after your surgery.
Dr. Ozgur begins your blepharoplasty by providing a sedative to help you sleep comfortably. He makes an incision along the fold of your lower eyelid and removes any extra skin or fat. He then closes the incision.
Dr. Ozgur gives you customized aftercare instructions when he releases you. In general, you should apply an ice pack for up to 10 minutes every hour to reduce any swelling. You won’t be able to wear contact lenses or eye makeup for at least two weeks following your procedure, and you should avoid touching your eyes for any reason.
If you want to get rid of your eyelid bags, call Dr. Ozgur or make an appointment online today to learn about your treatment options.