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How Can I Get Rid of Under Eye Bags?

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Under-eye bags are a common sign of aging that make you self-conscious. While some drugstore products may reduce their appearance temporarily, lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery) is more effective in removing excess fat and fullness around the eyes. Triple board-certified, fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin are proud to offer this advanced procedure for patients in Oklahoma City, OK.

Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates has helped countless people look and feel refreshed through cutting-edge surgical techniques. Call now to book a blepharoplasty consultation or learn more about our processes below.

What causes under-eye bags?

Under-eye bags develop with age as the delicate skin and muscles around our eyes become thinner. This causes fat deposits to collect in that area, creating unwanted bulges or “bags." Other potential factors include:

  • Genetics
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Smoking
  • Chronic stress
  • Sleep deprivation

Under-eye bags can make you seem tired and worn out, regardless of whether you had a good night's rest. Even the most popular under-eye creams are not enough to address moderate to severe fullness. This is when our team members recommend lower eyelid surgery to help restore your features.

What is lower blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the lower eyelids. During surgery, Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin will create an incision either below the lash line or inside the lower eyelid, depending on the needs of the patient. Through that incision, they can address fat deposits and reposition saggy, loose tissue. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates personalizes each blepharoplasty to ensure optimal results.

Lower blepharoplasty offers many advantages to patients in Oklahoma City, OK:

  • A refreshed, youthful appearance
  • Reduced puffiness around the eyes
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Natural-looking outcomes
  • Long-lasting results

Does blepharoplasty manage dark circles too?

Though lower eyelid surgery does address under-eye bags and puffiness beneath the eyes, surgery may not be the right choice for dark circles. Dark circles usually require a noninvasive measure like dermal fillers or a chemical peel.

The good news is Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates can combine blepharoplasty with other facial rejuvenation treatments if you experience under-eye bags and dark circles at the same time. No matter your cosmetic concerns, you can trust us to deliver exceptional care so you can feel like the best version of yourself.

Your expected results from lower eyelid surgery

It takes between 1 – 2 hours to complete lower blepharoplasty, and you can return home the same day. Most people experience minimal swelling, bruising, and discomfort during recovery. Pain medications and antibiotics are available to ensure a safe recovery.

You should see results soon after surgery, with continued improvements showing over the next few months. The results of blepharoplasty are designed to last a long time. However, no procedure can prevent future signs of aging from forming. You can extend the longevity of your outcomes through proper care and maintenance. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates does provide additional treatments and product recommendations to ensure you look your best.

Refresh your eyes with blepharoplasty

Under-eye bags can take away from your youthful look. To learn more about lower eyelid surgery and other facial rejuvenation treatments, contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK for a consultation. Triple board-certified, fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin are here to help you reach the best version of yourself through facial plastic surgery.

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