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Make Under-Eye Bags a Thing of the Past With an Eyelid Lift

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When the eyes begin to show signs of aging, it can add years to a person's appearance — often leaving them looking and feeling even older than they actually are. Common age-related concerns around the eyes include lines, wrinkles, Crow's feet, and saggy eyelids, though bulging or loose skin below the eyes can be equally aging and contribute to a tired or worn-out look. For patients interested in restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking facial appearance by reducing under-eye bags or lifting droopy eyelids, blepharoplasty surgery is a popular choice. At Forma Plastic Surgery, our team of Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeons performs blepharoplasty surgery — also referred to as eyelid lift surgery — to address cosmetic concerns involving both the upper and lower eyelids, including bags under the eyes.

How can I get rid of bags under my eyes?

In some cases, under-eye puffiness can be related to stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and even dietary and environmental factors. In these situations, it may be possible to reduce puffiness with topical products and lifestyle modifications. For sagging skin and bulging fat beneath the eyes — which are often associated with the natural aging process — a surgical eyelid lift offers one of the most effective solutions for achieving visible and lasting improvements.

How does a lower eyelid lift work?

Lower blepharoplasty surgery involves an incision within the lower lash line, through which one of our skilled surgeons can remove bulging fat and trim away excess skin to create a smoother and more youthful appearance. The incision is closed with sutures, and the resulting scar is concealed within the lash line, leaving patients with virtually no evidence of their procedure other than a beautiful new look. While the results of eyelid lift surgery are long-lasting, it is important for patients to keep in mind that the natural aging process will not stop and that subtle changes may occur over time.

Can I have upper and lower blepharoplasty at the same time?

Many patients choose to undergo both upper and lower blepharoplasty to address concerns involving the upper and lower eyelids simultaneously, which often yields the most dramatic and natural-looking transformations. These concerns may include:

  • Hanging upper eyelids
  • Saggy eyelids
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Wrinkled eyelids
  • Hooded eyes
  • Downturned/sad eyes
  • Excess skin under the eyes
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Bulging under the eyes

Following a thorough consultation, our surgeons will determine whether a combined upper and lower eyelid lift in Scottsdale may be appropriate and effective for you.

Do I have to get blepharoplasty on both eyes?

Whether you're undergoing an upper or lower blepharoplasty (or both), it is often recommended to have both eyes addressed to ensure the most optimal symmetry and aesthetically pleasing result possible. Again, one of our experienced facial plastic surgeons will carefully assess your specific concerns, discuss your desired outcome, and create a customized surgical plan that is best suited to your individual needs.

Send under-eye bags packing with blepharoplasty in Scottsdale, AZ

If you are self-conscious about bulging bags under your eyes that don't respond to topical products, eyelid lift surgery may be an appropriate next step for refreshing and restoring a smoother, younger look. For more information on the exciting results that may be possible for you with an eyelid lift in Scottsdale, AZ, call to schedule your private consultation with one of the knowledgeable and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons at Forma Plastic Surgery today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.