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Top Body Complaints: #3- Baggy Eyes

November 3rd, 2010

I frequently hear that nipntuck procedures for the eyes, called  blepharoplasty are the best bang for the buck to freshen the appearance of the face.   It is actually one of the surgeries that is also popular with male patients.  It is a common  belief that by removing eye bags, cosmetic surgery can restore a rested and more youthful appearance.  I agree.   Keen competition in the business world drives more executives to maintain this vibrant and healthy look.  Repairing droopy eyelids for both men and women contributes to an overall positive impact on patients’ quality of life.

The procedure involves the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.    It is a common misconception that liposuction is used for eyelid surgery.   Upper eyelids require removal of skin and a small  amount of fat.    Lower eyelids have fat repositioning, followed by re-draping the skin and muscle.  Only a very small amount of skin is removed from lower eyelids.   Patients usually have minimal bruising and may return to work in as little as a few days.  Makeup easily covers slight bruising during the recovery period, however it needs to be applied with a light touch.  Blepharoplasty is an effective procedure to restore facial vibrancy and a pleasant appearance.



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