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Best Options for Rectifying Eye Bags and Sagging Eyelids

Signs of aging are always fearsome when they appear. Graying hair, sagged skin and wrinkles are enough to take away our peace of mind. One of the commonest signs of aging is eye bags. Eye bags are the pouch-like formations under our eyes caused due to loosened skin. Because of them our eyes look tired and lose their previous youthful look. Eye bags are accompanied by fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes which make eyes look more aged. Dr. Naveen Somia, a leading eye lift surgeon in Sydney, suggests the following options for rectifying eye bags and sagging eyelids.

Non-surgical Options

Botulinum Toxin Injections

Botulinum toxin injections (e.g. Botox) and hyaluronic acid fillers (e.g. Sculptra) can tighten skin and eliminate wrinkles. It should be remembered that the way of working of these injections is totally different than that of rectifying age-related eyelid issues. Botulinum injections weaken muscles around the crow’s feet area, thereby giving a youthful appearance when you smile, while hyaluronic fillers fill deep crevices around the lower eyelids and give additional volume, thus smooth the skin.

Magic of Egg

If I tell you that all you require is an egg white to treat your eye bags, and sagging and drooping eyelids, will you believe me? But it’s true. Many people have tried it and have got wonderful results. If you are keen about your beauty and apply egg white to facial skin, you know how effectively it tightens your skin. The same magic of the egg white can be applied to eye bags and the sagging under-eye skin and bingo! It tightens the droopy eyelid skin so wonderfully that you will be amazed. Just dip a cotton swab in the white of an egg and apply to the eyelid skin. Let it completely dry and then wash off.

Surgical Options

Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery: Before starting the surgery, the surgeon will draw lines on your upper eyelids. Commonly local anesthesia is used during the surgery because of its quickness and acceptability. Sometimes a sedative is also used to relax the patient further. Next, excess skin is removed by making incision with a scalpel, radio-frequency cutting tool or CO2 laser in the normal skin crease so that the scar remains hidden even after surgery. If there is bulging fat in the eyelid, it is carved out or repositioned.
The surgeon can perform another procedure after this if necessary, like eyelid ptosis surgery, relocating a prolapsed tear gland, lifting eyebrow position or removing any prolapsed orbital fat. The incision is then closed with surgical glue or sutures.

Lower Eyelid Surgery: For lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes an incision beneath the lower eyelashes. Here too care is taken while making an incision that it remains hidden in natural lines. Then, the surgeon removes any excess skin, fat and muscles as per the requirement. Sometimes the fat is relocated instead of removing so as to minimize uneven swelling and puffiness. The surgeon also rectifies any muscle laxity.

Transconjunctival Eyelid Surgery: Transconjunctival surgery is performed in patients with less conspicuous eye bags. It is performed by removing only fat pockets and not any skin. The incisions are many and since they are given inside the lower eyelid, the process is named transconjunctival and no scarring is visible from outside.

Dr. Naveen Somia performs the best eye bag surgery in Sydney and is a leading oculosurgeon in Sydney. Always take help of such a surgeon before taking such an important decision like eyelid surgery.

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