Eye bags, as we all know, can make a person look tired and old. In fact, it can actually add years to your face. Because of this, experts are continuously working to find ways that will help people get rid of their eye bags. One of the most common treatment options, which we will discuss today, is Blepharoplasty surgery.

surgery-bags-under-eyesWhat is Blepharoplasty surgery?

Blepharoplasty is the removal of the excess fatty tissues and skin underneath the eyes or in the eyelids. This procedure is done to help restore youthfulness in the face. Aside from the usual removal of the eye bags, this can also help smooth the corners of the eyes, also known as crow’s feet.

Why should I consider this procedure?

You should consider undergoing this surgery if you really, really want to remove your eye bags and you have the money to spend on it.

What can surgery correct?

If you have any of the following issues Blepharoplasty can help you:

•Sagging excess skin in the upper lid or underneath the eyes

• Excessive wrinkling in the upper lid, side or underneath the eyes

• Puffiness and eye bags underneath the eyes

• Excessive skin and wrinkles in the underneath the eyes

What are the things that I need to consider before undergoing surgery?

Just like any other procedure, there are risks involved. During the surgery, you will be put under general anesthesia as the doctor makes an incision on your eyelid or below your eye. If there is an incision, there is also risk for infection. This occurs only rarely.

As for the recovery time, it will depend on what was specifically done to you (for example just the eye bags or just the eyelids). In most cases, the recovery time can take anywhere from 7 to 10 days. This is hugely important, especially for those who are busy at work.

How much does surgery cost?

The cost of Blepharoplasty will depend on many factors such as the doctor, surgical clinic and location. According to statistics, the average cost is $2,800, but it may cost up to $4,500.

If you decide surgery isn’t for you, there are always less expensive treatments that you can consider such as eye creams and gels. Aside from being generally safe and effective, creams and gels are also very inexpensive. There are good creams on the market today with ingredients specifically targeted to the eye area that skin experts recommend. With regular use, you can expect changes in just a few weeks or months.