In a world where we often find ourselves exhausted from burning the midnight oil, having bags under our eyes seems to be a common factor among adults. Although eye bags are commonly thought to be a result of getting too little sleep, there are other reasons for the eye bags to form: genetics, lighting, allergies, and aging. As you get older, the muscles and tissues around your eyes weaken, causing the fat used to support your eyes to sink into the lower eyelid. This eventual eye bag formation will have its recipients looking for any way to get rid of them! One common solution is trying home remedies, yet they are rarely successful as a “cure-all.” Another common solution is getting an eye bag filler. This can be a good option depending on one’s age, situation, and expectations, but it’s only a temporary fix as well. Surgery may be considered, but it’s hard to know if it will actually work.
Luckily, the Eyelid Center of Utah is here to answer those questions! If you are only noticing wrinkles under your eyes when you smile, this will be best improved during the nonsurgical route of Botox. However, surgery is highly recommended when there is a component of fat protrusion or prolapse and can be done at any time depending on your anatomy and goals. Here are the basics on what you need to know:
- The average cost of getting eyelid surgery is approximately $3,000.
- The procedure of lower eyelid surgery is to remove the excess skin and fat located under the eye and sew the skin back together. This will allow the skin under the eye to appear tighter.
- After the procedure, you will be given instructions on how to care for your skin. You may need to use ointments and eyedrops to help prevent infections. You may also notice some swelling, soreness, and bruising, which will go away within a week of the surgery.
Overall, surgery can help to keep your eyes looking bright and young, and is definitely worth the cost as it truly is the most successful way to keep those eye bags away! If you’d like to learn more about eyelid surgery to remove unwanted bags under your eyes, contact the Eyelid Center of Utah today for an appointment!