Undereye bags are bulges under the eyes. They often happen with ageing, even though some younger people have them too. These bulges are the protective fat around the eyeball, which starts protruding out of the lower eyelid when, the lower eyelid structures are weakened as happens with ageing. Undereye bags look worse in mornings, and they reduce towards evening as the water drains out from these bags due to gravity during the daytime. Undereye bags are more prominent in those who are hypothyroid or hypertensive. There are three fat pads in each normal lower lid, but in individual cases, only one two or all three may show as undereye bags.
1.Transconjunctival blepharoplasty: it is a scarless surgery where gat pads are removed from lower eyelid through inside of the lower eyelid, scarlessly
2.Lower eyelid blepharoplasty: It is a surgery for severe bagging when there is also extra skin. Here both bags and extra skin are removed
3.Juvederm: Juvederm injections can reduce or totally hide the mild to moderate undereye bags. Juvederm results are immediate and last 1-1.5 years.
1. Can undereye bags be prevented?
Answer : Appearance of undereye bags can be reduced by controlling blood pressure, treating hypothyroidism and by generally maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
2. What is the best treatment for me, juvederm injections or surgery?
A plastic surgeon experienced in both the treatments will provide you the best advice . Usually Juvederm injections are good for older cases and surgery for more advanced cases. Doctor will explain the down time , pros and cons of each treatment and help you select what option suits your requirement the best.
3. Is there any risk to the eyes with the treatment ?
Answer : In hands of experienced plastic surgeon, both injection and surgery are safe .