Bags and dark circles appearing under the eyes are a common but usually undesirable trait. For most people, these unwanted facial features occur as part of the natural aging process, though some people may have them begin to crop up at quite a young age due to their genetic makeup. Regardless of whether the bags and dark circles underneath your eyes have always been there or if they’re just now starting to show up, lower eyelid surgery—blepharoplasty—is a popular, safe, and commonly used method to resolving the problem.
Indeed, some estimates report that blepharoplasty is among the most commonly administered plastic surgeries in the world, and that means plastic surgeons have had a lot of time to get it right. It’s worth noting that even though the colloquial term for blepharoplasty is “eyelid” surgery, it can have an enhancing effect on the entire area surrounding the eyes, particularly the bags, puffiness, and dark circles which tend to crop up over time. Let’s take a moment and explore more about how this popular cosmetic treatment may be able to benefit you.
How it Works: The Reduction or Elimination of Bags and Dark Circles
While it’s a bit more complex in practice, blepharoplasty essentially works through the removal of excess skin from the area around the eyes. The underlying tissue of the facial anatomy will be tightened, and in some cases the surgeon will find it necessary to remove small pockets of fat during the procedure. These are all details you should be privy to beforehand—a sign of a great plastic surgeon is that he or she will ensure that you know exactly what’s going to be done before, during, and after the operation. The modifications performed during the operation can, for many patients, result in the substantial reduction of dark circles, drooping bags, or unwanted puffiness underneath the eyes. You may also find that the overall eye area is improved as well.
How Long Do the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery Last?
It would be inaccurate to say that any kind of plastic surgery can offer truly permanent results, it’s reasonable to state that the effects of blepharoplasty for most will offer incredibly long lasting benefits which can result in an enhanced aesthetic appeal. For those patients who need blepharoplasty for functional/medical purposes, an increase in visibility and overall eye performance.
What is Blepharoplasty Not For?
Keep in mind that while blepharoplasty is an excellent solution to remove bags and dark circles from under the eyes, there’s a common misconception about it—the operation is not intended to correct the lines, wrinkles, or creases that appear at the corners of the eyes (which you may know as crow’s feet). Also, it does not tighten any of the skin around or surrounding the eyebrows or forehead, thus if you have lines or creases in these areas as well, they won’t be corrected through blepharoplasty alone. For this reason, many patients choose to have a brow lift or a forehead lift in addition to a blepharoplasty, and these different procedures can often be conducted at the same time for added convenience.
Looking for a Trusted Toronto Plastic Surgeon?
If you’re tired of the bags and dark circles underneath your eyes and you live in or will be near the Toronto area, consider working with Edelstein Cosmetic, a group of medical professionals who have assisted countless patients from Canada and abroad with their cosmetic and reconstructive needs. If you’d like to schedule a consultation to take action today, feel welcomed and encouraged to dial (416) 256-5614.
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