Eye Bag Removal

The Ultimate Guide to Eye Bag Removal

Get rid of unsightly, baggy skin around they eyes with an Eye bag removal.

Also known as blepharoplasty, the surgery is for correcting defects or cosmetically modifying areas around the eyelids of both the upper and lower lids.

It is common to lose muscle tone and skin elasticity around the eyes as we get older, which results in deep creases under the lower eyelids and loose folds on the upper eyelids. This can make you look tired, as well as being ageing, and it can be exacerbated by other factors, including genetics, smoking and too much exposure to the sun. In some cases it may even affect your vision.

Am I suitable for Eye Bag Removal?

If you have droopy, baggy eyelids, especially if they are causing you problems with vision, then yes, providing you are in good health and you have no other eye problems.

Most patients who have this are over 35 but if it is a hereditary problem in your family then you may want to do it earlier.

Eye bag surgery will not remove crow’s feet, dark circles or other wrinkles from around the eye. It won’t lift your eyebrows either, so you may need to have other surgery to tackle these other problems if you have them.

The Eye Bag Removal Procedure

Eyelid surgery will usually be performed under a local anesthetic, or light sedation. Depending on the extent of the procedure (i.e. whether you are having the upper lids done, the lower or both) it will take between 1 and 3 hours.

For the upper eyelid incisions are made in the creases of your upper lids, following the natural lines of your eyelids. Excess fat is removed through the incisions and excess skin removed before being stitched.

For the lower eyelids transconjunctival blepharoplasty is made inside the lower eyelid, which leaves no scar visible.

Eye Bag Removal Recovery Time

Immediately after surgery your eyes will be bruised and swollen and steri-strips may have been applied over the stitches. You will usually be given ointment to prevent infection and to stop your eyes from drying out.

You will need to take it easy for up to 5 days after surgery. Activities that raise your blood pressure, such as lifting and bending should be avoided, and you should not take part in any strenuous activities, including sports, for 3 weeks.

Smoking and alcohol should be avoided immediately afterwards as they can hinder the recovery process.

Your scars will be pink for up to 6 months, but gradually they will fade to a practically-invisible, thin, white line over time.

How much will I save on Eye Bag Removal prices abroad?

To a certain extent it depends on where you go, but its relatively easy for most people to save at least 50%, with some as much as 85% by having your eye bag removal surgery abroad.

In the United States, eye bag removal costs around $3,200, whereas in Thailand it's $1,250 and in the Philippines average prices are around $1,000.