Dr. Hootan Daneshmand

Eyebags Removal Surgery in Orange County (Blepharoplasty)

Eyebags Removal Surgery in Orange County and Bakersfield

When many people look in the mirror, they tend to scrutinize every little detail of their own face. As they age, they notice the new wrinkles and fine lines. They also notice the increasing laxity in their skin. With age and laxity often comes pronounced eyebags. Some try to get rid of eyebags with skincare products and tools. However, this rarely gets rid of them. One of the best ways to rid yourself of pesky, sagging skin is to simply remove. If you’re looking to get rid of eyebags, consider eyebags removal surgery in Orange County. At Silhouette Plastic Surgery, we prioritize patient comfort and stellar results. No matter the procedure you’re considering, a board certified Orange County plastic surgeon will be with you every step of the way. We offer a wide range of treatments, including surgical and nonsurgical. In addition to eyebags removal, we also offer Botox for under your eyes, brow lift, cat eye surgery, fox eye surgery, and facelift surgery, among many others. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Daneshmand, please call 949-359-8397 or fill out our online intake form today.
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What Is Eyebags Removal Surgery?

Lower blepharoplasty, or eyebags removal surgery, is a cosmetic operation. It eliminates extra tissue from the under-eye region and raises the lower eyelid. A surgeon’s objective while doing a lower blepharoplasty treatment is to remove extra under-eye tissue that creates eye bags.

People who have eyelid surgery are frequently discharged the same day, with detailed instructions on how to care for themselves. They will not be able to drive themselves home following the procedure, so they should have someone accompany them for the first night.

How Does Eyebags Removal Surgery Work?

During eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the normal fold of the upper eyelid or within the lower lid to remove extra fat. He or she next uses small disintegrating stitches to reattach the skin. Typically, the operation is performed as an outpatient procedure.
Along with removing eyebags, a lower blepharoplasty treats the following issues:

  • Puffy or baggy upper and lower eyelids
  • Excess skin in upper eyelids that affect the ability to see
  • Drooping lower eyelids that allow too much of the eye to show
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelid which causes the eye to droop

Lower eyelid surgery can be done in a variety of ways. The method you choose is typically determined by your anatomy and the goals you have for your under eye region. Your eyelids will be marked by a surgeon before the surgery. This will assist the surgeon in determining where incisions should be made. They’ll normally want you to sit up so they can examine your eye bags more closely.
The surgery can be done with either general or local anesthetic. When a patient is under general anesthesia, he or she is fully unconscious and oblivious of what is going on throughout the surgery. Patients are awake during local anesthesia, but their eyes are anesthetized so they don’t feel what the surgeon does.

To give empty regions beneath the eyes a fuller look, your doctor may consider fat grafting or fat injections.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty in Orange County is ideal for most persons who are in good physical shape and have no visual difficulties. In the United States, the majority of patients seeking this treatment are middle-aged or older, while individuals as young as 35 have requested it. Also, patients as young as 18 years old have undergone the operation for a variety of reasons.

Lower blepharoplasty, or eyebags removal surgery, is a cosmetic operation. It eliminates extra tissue from the under-eye region and raises the lower eyelid. A surgeon’s objective while doing a lower blepharoplasty treatment is to remove extra under-eye tissue that creates eye bags.

A good candidate for eye bag removal typically is:

  • Someone with droopy or sagging skin in either the upper eyelid, lower eyelids, or both
  • A non-smoker
  • Someone who experiences puffiness in the upper or lower eyelid because of fat deposits
  • A person with realistic expectations and goals for the results
  • Someone with bags under the eyes
  • In generally good health

How Much Does a Lower Blepharoplasty Cost?

According to 2020 figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the estimated price of blepharoplasty is $4,120. This is only a portion of the entire cost. It excludes anesthesia, operating room amenities, and other associated costs. To establish your final charge, please contact the office of your blepharoplasty surgeon. The cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery is determined by the surgeon’s skill, the treatment performed, and the location of the facility. Ask your plastic surgeon about patient financing options for cosmetic eyelid surgery.

How to Prepare for Lower Blepharoplasty

Both before and after the procedure, your surgeon will recommend that you stop smoking tobacco products. These products contain nicotine, which leads to an increased risk during surgery and recovery. Your surgeon will also recommend that you avoid blood-thinning medications if possible.
Prior to the surgery, ensure that you have enough time to recover at home. This typically involves either taking time off from work or rescheduling social activities. Have someone drive you to and from the procedure. You might also need help with aftercare.
The day before the surgery, we recommend thoroughly washing your hair. This aids in lessening the risk of infection. We also suggest that you completely avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours before the procedure. Get enough rest the night before, which means going to sleep earlier than usual.
Finally, on the day of the surgery, we recommend that you wear comfortable, slightly baggy clothes. The procedure itself usually takes no less than two hours if performed on its own. However, you will stay in a recovery room for a few hours for monitoring.

What to Expect After Eyebags Removal Surgery

Unless you’re having additional operations done at the same time, lower eyelid surgery is normally an outpatient procedure. Post surgery, your doctor will provide you advice on how to care for yourself.

Cold compresses are frequently applied for around 48 hours following surgery to minimize edema risks. To further avoid infections, your doctor may also prescribe ointments and eye drops. In the days following your operation, you should expect bruises, dry eyes, swelling, and general pain.

For at least a week, you’ll be urged to avoid intense exercise. As the skin recovers, you should also wear dark-tinted shades to shield your eyes. If your surgeon used sutures that your body doesn’t absorb, they’ll be removed approximately five to seven days following surgery.

After 10 to 14 days, most patients notice a considerable reduction in swelling and bruises, and they feel more at ease going out in public. If you experience symptoms that might indicate post-surgery complications, you should always contact your doctor.

What Does Blepharoplasty Feel Like?

Eyelid surgery is seen by some as an intrusive treatment. Although your eyelids are a delicate portion of your face, the operation will be quite painless. Eyelid surgery is a treatment that requires very little time and effort. Deep incisions to the lid will not be made by your surgeon. Only the top layer of your skin will be affected by the topical process.
You will not be able to feel the surgery while it is being performed. If there isn’t much work to be done, some surgeons will use local anesthetic, while others will use general anesthetic. In fact, most eyelid surgeries are done on the same day since they are so straightforward and minimally invasive. The whole procedure can be completed in as little as two hours.

Eye surgery recovery isn’t tough or time-consuming. A day or two following the surgery, most people are back in the office and back to their usual schedule. Because of swelling or the moisturizers and dressings used during and after the treatment, you may have difficulties seeing for the first day or so afterward.

There might be some bruising or discoloration as well. Fortunately, they only last a few days. Over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol can be used to treat mild aches and pains. Swelling and pain can be reduced with the use of cold compresses.

What Are the Side Effects of Lower Blepharoplasty?

Your surgeon will explain the potential side effects and risks of eyebags removal surgery.
The potential risks include the following:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Cysts at the suture sites
  • Double vision
  • Upper eyelid drooping
  • Excessive removal of the muscles
  • Death (necrosis) of fat deposits under the eye
  • Infections
  • Numbness (temporary or permanent)
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Trouble with wound healing

It’s also conceivable that a person’s medication will cause negative effects during surgery. Always inform your doctor of any allergies you may have, as well as any drugs or vitamins you are taking. This will serve to lower the chances of adverse medication responses.

How Long Does Blepharoplasty Last?

Eyebags removal surgery can give you a more youthful appearance that you will enjoy for many years. When conducted on the lower lids, this procedure, which may be done on either the upper or lower lids, produces very long-lasting benefits. Those who have their lower lids treated seldom require retouching of their outcomes. When done on the upper eyelids, the effects usually last around seven years. It’s not unusual for people to have both eyelids treated at the same time.

Blepharoplasty Alternatives

Patients sometimes opt for a noninvasive eye lift over a surgical operation for a variety of reasons. Some might experience adverse reactions to anesthesia, while others are wary of the cost or inconvenience that surgery entails. Furthermore, younger patients who are experiencing just mild to moderate indications of aging may not believe that their issues warrant invasive surgery at this time. Non surgical blepharoplasty options like the following might be effective in any of these scenarios.

Injections

Injection dermal fillers like Juvederm and wrinkle relaxers like Botox can deliver dramatic results with little to no recovery. A mix of fillers and neurotoxins is frequently used to generate the most significant results by treating a variety of issues. Deep under eyes, dark circles beneath the eyes, and wrinkles or Crow’s feet around the eyes are all treatable with injections.

RF Microneedling

During radiofrequency microneedling, a specialized gadget creates microscopic micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. This procedure disturbs skin cells and encourages the creation of new, natural skin cells, leading to a tighter, more vibrant, and luminous appearance. Furthermore, radiofrequency radiation stimulates cells deep beneath the skin, boosting collagen and elastin formation and increasing the benefits over the following several weeks and months.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Microneedling is frequently used in conjunction with platelet rich plasma therapy to enhance its benefits and generate even more stunning, long-lasting results. A little amount of blood is extracted from the patient’s arm during microneedling with PRP. A special centrifuge machine separates the plasma from the other parts of the blood. Meanwhile, the microneedling device passes over the skin, creating small punctures that encourage the creation of new, healthy skin cells. Finally, the PRP serum is massaged into the skin, promoting the body’s process of healing as well as collagen and elastin creation for a healthier, more rejuvenated skin texture and tone.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Dr. Daneshmand can treat patients of practically any type of skin, tone, or color with laser techniques. These laser skin resurfacing techniques address mild to severe issues and accomplish their set objectives using a variety of highly modern ablative and non-ablative laser therapy systems. Non-ablative treatments can renew the skin and increase collagen synthesis, whereas ablative laser resurfacing is reserved for more severe symptoms including severe sun damage and deep wrinkles.

What Is Recovery Like After Eyebags Removal Surgery?

After only a few hours, you should be able to return home. Over the first few days following surgery, you will be given medication for pain to make you comfortable. There’s a good chance you won’t need any dressings. The elimination of under-eye bags is often well tolerated. Soon after your surgery, you should start to see indications of recuperation.

Your healing should be quick, but you should plan on missing a few days of work and being at home. Cold packs can aid with swelling and bruising during the early stages of recovery. Swelling can be reduced by keeping your head elevated. Most of the inflammation and discoloration should go away within a few days, but you may notice lingering indications for up to a month.

You may have some sensitivity to light, dry eye, and impaired vision for the first few days following your operation due to the hydrating creams for your lids. Any sutures should be removed during the first three to four days of the surgery.

Lower Blepharoplasty Surgeon in Orange County

If you have trouble seeing because of drooping eyelids, or if you simply seek a more youthful appearance, Silhouette Plastic Surgery is here for you. Not only do we offer eyebags removal surgery, we also offer nonsurgical options like RF microneedling, Botox for crows feet, and CO2 laser skin resurfacing. If you’re looking for tighter skin, a more youthful appearance, or a touch up, we’ve got you covered. To schedule an appointment with us, please call 949-359-8397 or fill out our online intake form today.