Rid yourself of undereye baggage!

Do your eyes look tired or weary all the time?

If your eyes look anything like the picture above, you probably have eyebags. There are essentially two types of eyebags: upper and lower eyebags. The treatment of each type varies, hence the need for accurate differentiation.

Lower eyebags are caused by protrusion of fat from under the eye– due to gravity, loss of skin elasticity and/or loss of orbicularis oculi muscle tone. Removal of lower eyebags necessitates removal of excess fat surgically. Note: this doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds, as there are scarless, minimally invasive techniques nowadays. One of these techniques approaches the eyebag through the inner aspect of lower eyelid– excess fat is removed through a tiny incision and it can be closed without stitches. Downtime is minimal for this technique. However, if the eyebags are aggravated by loose skin or muscle, especially in older persons, open lower blepharoplasty is a preferred method because excess skin and muscle can be excised at the same time. This also corrects static wrinkles under the eye!

Upper eyebags are due to hypertrophic pretarsal muscles. In fact, they may be considered rather attractive by some (what they call “眼肚”). An injection of Botox easily solves this, albeit it has to be repeated every four to six months. It is highly effective in removing upper eyebags and has the additional benefit of being able to make the eyes look somewhat bigger too.

See your friendly cosmetic doctor for which one best suits your needs! For brighter and more wakeful eyes! 🙂


About Tiffiny Yang 楊靜婷

Beauty Guru 美容医師 Beauty Queen & Model
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4 Responses to Rid yourself of undereye baggage!

  1. huichi1985 says:

    hello tiffany,
    i have a question regarding a fine line on my face which is directly start from the inner corner of my
    eye, goes down across my face. Im not sure is it eye bag or others . I tried alot of eye bad and dark circle cream which found no effect at all. any advice how to cure it?

    • tiffiny yang says:

      Hi huichi,

      From your description, it is possibly a tear trough depression. It can be corrected with a simple filler injection.
      However, if you do have eyebags, one of the most effective and long lasting ways of treating them is to remove it surgically. Creams don’t work as well or take an awful long time.
      My recommendation is to see your aesthetic doctor to determine which exactly is your problem and get the right solution to fix it!

      Hope this information helps you. =)

      Best regards,
      Tiffiny Yang

  2. Aly says:

    If I have keloid problem, can I still go for eye bags removal without leaving a scar? What is the downtime?

    • tiffiny yang says:

      Dear Aly,

      What type of eye bag removal are you considering? If you do open surgery, there is always a small risk of keloid scarring considering your history. The “scarless” type of surgery may pose lesser risk of keloid formation. Length of downtime depends on the surgery you choose. It varies from 1 week to 1 month.

      Hope this information helps!

      Best regards,
      Dr Tiffiny Yang

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