It is a surgical procedure that removes excess fatty tissues and skin formed under the skin. Eye bag removal improves the appearance of the eye of a person and also be very useful to remove the signs of aging. It can be an ideal treatment for puffy eyes and loose skin and can smoothen the wrinkles around the eyes.
Both non-surgical and surgical ways can be there to perform eye bag removal. The surgical way remains the most effective way to treat the eye bag problem and can very well offer a permanent solution for getting rid of the bags under the eyes. The surgical way involves making an incision below the eyelashes or along the natural line of the eyelids and removing or repositioning the excess fat.
The surgeon further rejoins the skin made through the incision with the help of tiny dissolving stitches. In addition to the removal of bags under the skin, the eye bag removal surgery also repairs the puffy or baggy upper eyelids. It can correct the droopy lower eyelids or the excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids.
Preparation before the surgery
You need to choose an excellent surgeon and discuss in detail your expectations and preferences, to arrive at a solution. The doctor will consider your mental health and medical history during the preliminary examination. Also, the doctor will want to know about the use of lenses, eye health and vision, and tear production before deciding the surgery.
It is necessary to check whether you are having high blood pressure, have circulatory problems and any particular habit like smoking as these may interfere with your recovery process. You need to quit smoking if you have the habit so that no complications arise during the recovery period. You should make sure of arranging the transportation after completion of surgery and there should be someone to stay and accompany you during the recovery period.
There can be excellent result leading from the eye bag removal surgery if you get a good surgeon and follow the recommendations. Your doctor may advise for cold compresses after surgery for about 48 hours that can help reduce the swelling. Your doctor may recommend eye drops and ointments to prevent the chance of occurrence of infection.
There can be an occurrence of dry eyes, some bruising, swelling and discomfort after completion of surgery. The Doctor is likely to recommend limiting doing intensive exercise and strenuous work for one week as it may interfere with the recovery process. If the sutures placed in the body do not dissolve, the doctors will remove it after five to seven days of surgery.
The swelling and bruising normally decrease significantly within 10 to 14 days of surgery. You can feel more comfortable after this period and can appear in the pubic confidently. If you find any discomfort after this period, you should not hesitate to consult the doctor.
The cost of eye bag removal surgery in India may vary depending on the severity of the condition. However, on average the total cost of the surgery ranges from INR 80,000 to INR 2, 00,000.
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Any person possessing good health and having sagging or excess skin around the eyes can undergo the surgery.
Since the dark circles relate to the pigmentation of the skin around the eyes, it is not possible to remove the dark circles through eye bag removal surgery. However, if the dark circles are due to the shadow of the bulging skin, it is possible to remove through the surgery.
All your visible swelling will become almost negligible after 2-3 weeks and it may take 6 months for the minor swelling to go down.
There can be visible scarring after the surgery that involves an incision. However, since the majority of the surgery is behind the eyelid, the scars are normally not visible.
You will find a lot of difference in the appearance of your eyes after the subsiding of the bruises and swelling. Though the exact period may vary, you can see a lot of improvement after a period of one to two weeks.
Normally a doctor will advise a liquid diet after the surgery so that there is no movement in the facial muscles. The patients should eat easily chewable, soft food for a few days after surgery and after that, the patient can resume a normal diet. You should only use the prescribed medication and should not take any aspirin or any other drug without the advice of your surgeon.
There will be aging of eyes even after an eye bag removal surgery, as the surgery removes the sagging skin or excess fat around the eyes. So patients may need to undergo a second eye bag removal surgery if there is a recurrence of fat or sagging skin.
You can use a clean and disinfected contact lens after two weeks of the treatment.
You should sleep on your back for around 14 days after the surgery as if you lie on the side, the sutures may become ineffective due to the tightening of muscles.
Since UV radiation does harm the formation of the scar, you should avoid direct sunlight for at least 6 months. You should wear sunglasses and use sunscreen that has a high protection factor.