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Eye Bag Surgery

Lower eyelid bags are one of the most common cosmetic concerns in our practice.  Eye bags can create a tired appearance and diminish the vibrance and energy of the eyes.  Lower eyelid bags occur in both men and women and there are some genetic predispositions that can make them more common in some families.  Surgical treatment of lower eyelid bags is one of the most commonly performed procedures in our practice and has one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction, as well as one of the shortest recovery periods.

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

What causes Eyebags to develop?

To understand the best treatment option for lower eyelid bags, it is important to understand the reason why eye bags form.  Lower eyelid bags are typically casued by 2 different age-related processes:

  1. Bulging out of lower eyelid fat 
  2. Loss of upper cheek fat

This combination creates a double hit to the youthful contour of the face, since the hollowing and loss of the cheek fat makes the bulging out (or prolapse) of the lower eyelid fat, seem even more noticeable.  The result is a contour in which there are two peaks (the lower eyelid bag and the cheek fat pad) and one valley (the depression under the eyelid bag, also called the tear trough).

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Before Eye Bag Surgery there is a peak-valley-peak contour to the lower eyelid.  After surgery the contour is smoother * individual results may vary

What is Eyebag Removal Surgery?

The surgery to correct lower eyelid bags typically includes two different procedures performed together to address both causes of the lower eyelid bags. The two surgical procedures are:

  1. Lower blepharoplasty
  2. Fat grafting 

Lower blepharoplasty, also called lower eyelid lift, is done through an internal incision (transconjunctival) which is fully hidden inside the lower eyelid.

Fat grafting, requires a very small incision on the body to harvest the fat, typically from the lower abdomen or thighs.  The fat is then injected to areas in need of volume using a small needle, so no external incisions are required on the face.

So the entire procedure is performed without any visible external incisions on the face!

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary
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Before and after eye bag removal surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

Other Surgery combined with Eyebag Removal

Removal of lower eyelid bags can be combined with a number of other surgical procedures including upper blepharoplasty, brow lift, face/neck lift surgery, and laser skin resurfacing. 

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery, upper eyelid lift, and laser resurfacing by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and after eye bag surgery, upper eyelid lift, and laser resurfacing by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery and brow lift by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery, upper eyelid surgery, and brow lift by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

Eyebag Removal Surgery in Men

Surgery to correct lower eyelid bags is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery with our male patients.  This is in large part due to the fact that the surgery has little/no visible incisions/scars and a relatively short down-time.  The outcome is also subtle and natural, which is a high priority for male patients.

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery and ptosis surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery and upper eyelid surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and after eye bag removal surgery and upper eyelid surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

Eye bag Surgery Recovery

Each person is unique and has their own timeline for recovery.  Typically most patients will look presentable and will have some swelling and a small amout of bruising that can be covered up with concealer or a tinted sunscreen.

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Before and only 7 days after eye bag removal surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

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Before and only 5 days after eye bag removal surgery by Sam Naficy, MD  * individual results may vary

I am interested! What do I do next?

If you are considering this procedure we encourage you to complete this Surgical Consultation Intake Form. Dr. Naficy will review your photos and let you know whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. There is great variety in eyelid and facial shapes so that each procedure must be custom tailored for the best possible result. 

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