As we age most of us develop some degree of bags under our eyes. Fat in the area, coupled with sun damage to the skin, declining collagen production, and sagging from normal aging all work together to make these bags more and more noticeable. Thanks to genetic predisposition, even young people can develop undereye bags.
Regardless of the reasons, no one is happy to see these bags and circles under our eyes. And during this year of COVID, we’ve all seen way more of our own face looking back at us in Zoom meetings and FaceTime calls. There we are, right over in the corner of the screen, those bags staring out front and center. Ugh!
Maybe this is a good time to get rid of the sagging by having Dr. Saltz perform lower eyelid surgery.
Why do these eye bags develop?
Eye bags consist of fatty tissue. Unlike other areas of the body, fat in our lower eye area typically has nothing to do with your overall body weight or diet. Bags develop when this fatty tissue from the eye socket begins to protrude, bulge, or even move out of place as we age. Patients often assume their bags are fluid and their puffiness is variable. Not so much.
To address undereye bags, and general sagging in the lower eyelids, Dr. Saltz performs lower blepharoplasty.
What does lower eyelid surgery accomplish?
These procedures with Dr. Saltz are very effective at rejuvenating the eyes and the area immediately beneath them.
- Lower eyelid bags are significantly improved
- Sagging eyelids and excess skin are tightened
- The entire lower eyelid area is rejuvenated
- Incisions can be made just under the eyelashes or inside of the eyelid
- Scarring is virtually invisible after healing
What is recovery like after lower eyelid surgery?
These are not difficult recoveries for our patients. We provide you with a cold compress, and if you use it diligently your swelling and bruising is minimal. There is little pain after these procedures; patients typically only require over-the-counter pain medication to manage their discomfort. Bruising can descend into the cheeks, but any bruising and swelling usually runs its course over the first week. After two weeks, it resolves completely.
Do you want to do something about those bags under your eyes? Maybe we can get rid of COVID and your undereye bags at the same time! Call us at our Salt Lake City office, (801) 274-9500, or our Park City office, (435) 655-6612, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Saltz for eyelid surgery.