Swelling or puffiness under the eyes is known as “eye bags” and is caused by the weakening of tissues under the eye lids. They appear under the eyes where periorbital tissues get swell due to the unequal distribution of fluid. This tends to happen after waking from sleep and can look quite unattractive It is always worth noting that this can also be a It is also be the symptom of an allergic reaction or kidney infection.
The chances of swelling and puffiness under the eyes increases as our face loses volume and facial tissues weaken with age.
SYMPTOMS OF EYEBAGS
Symptoms of eye bags include puffiness around eyes (lower lids) and:
- Puffiness around the eyes
- Saggy or loose skin
- Dark circles
TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR EYEBAGS
LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY WITH FAT REMOVAL
People who have eyebags without a groove below the eyebags and with good skin tone, can be refreshed by the removal of prominent fat pads that are causing this unwanted bulge to occur. Any external scar can be. This procedure iscompleted under local anaesthesia as a day surgery procedure and takes up to 1.5 hours to complete, with a recovery time of 1 week.
LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY WITH FAT REDISTRIBUTION / HAMRA LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY
Originally developed by renowned U.S. plastic surgeon Dr Sam Hamra, this teachique is suitable for patients who, in addition to the eyebag itself, have a groove below the eyebag, and laxity of the skin of the lower eyelid. An incision is made along the lower eyelid just below the eyelash margin. Rather than moving the fat from the eyebag it is redistributed into the groove below. flattening the eyebag and filling the groove simultaneously. The lower eyelid is then tightened and any excess skin is removed to create a smooth natural contour. This operation is usually completed under local anesthesia and takes up to 3 hours to perform, with a reccovery time of 10 to 14. Any scars caused by this operation usually fade to become almost invisible.
- History taking and physical examination: Your doctor will talk to you about your overall health, complains and previous medical history. He or she will carefully examine your skin, discuss with you the weak points and ask you about your desires and expectations, afterwards he or she will explain possible treatment options available for you.