A British proverb states that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” But what if your eyes are akin to a sleepy soul, with droopy skin and hefty bags? That’s no good! But luckily, now you can do something about it.
Eye bags, as many call them, are not due to lack of sleep at all. From the natural effects of gravity to aging, a decrease in collagen, genetics and misplaced fat, there are many reasons why eye bags develop. Dr. Benjamin Stong, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, offers the following:
“Eye bags result from the fat pads around the eyeballs that protrude as we get older. Men and women experience the appearance of these ‘eye bags’ similarly over a lifetime. There are essentially two treatment options: filler and surgery. Filler adds volume to the hollows around the eyelids to conceal puffiness and creates a smoother eyelid/cheek junction. Surgery offers a more permanent correction by repositioning, contouring and removing fat to smooth the puffiness and removing small amounts of skin to tighten.”
As mentioned by Dr. Stong, there are two treatment options designed to address eye bags. As such, the level of treatment depends on how pronounced one’s dark circles or eye bags are. Injectable fillers are used to minimize the appearance of under-eye circle and bags by smoothing the areas that are sagging. For an individual with minimal drooping under the eye, fillers are a non-surgical solution that reestablishes a youthful relationship between the eyelid and cheek region. In turn, by combining several techniques, a “liquid eye lift” gives eyes a more rested and refreshed appearance.
When aging has taken the life out of an individual’s eyes, or when dark circles are especially deep, eyelift plastic surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a highly precise and delicate procedure that removes sagging skin and excess fat around the eyes. This includes bulging areas of fat above and below the eye, as well as skin folds on top of the eyelid.
Though Blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure, the skill and precision of the surgeon makes a significant difference in the outcome and long-term success of the surgery. Highly regarded in his field, Dr. Stong has extensive experience as a skilled eye lift surgeon. Given the various methods for performing Blepharoplasty, not to mention the unique characteristics of each individual’s eyes, Dr. Stong employs the latest techniques to rejuvenate eyes and compliment a patient’s natural facial features. In the metro-Atlanta area and beyond, Dr. Stong remains a trusted and compassionate facial plastic surgeon.
To learn more about eliminating under eye bags and restoring the youthful look of your eyes, contact Dr. Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery today.
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