Having occasional puffiness under your eyes is normal. You may not be getting enough sleep or drinking enough water. Chronic puffiness, though, may be a sign of other issues that are developing in your under eye area. While these concerns do not necessarily require attention from your physician, puffiness certainly does affect the way you look and feel. Dr. Lewen offers lower eyelid surgery to remedy chronic puffiness under your eyes.
What Causes Puffiness Under the Eyes?
Chronic bags under the eyes and puffiness may indicate age-related changes that are occurring to the tissues. The muscles in the area may be weaker than when you were younger, and this allows the tissues to sag. As you age, the fat in your face sags, and this causes folds in various areas, including under your eyes. Poor skin elasticity is another reason that you may have chronic puffiness, and the condition can also be related to excess fluid in the tissues.
Start with Lifestyle Changes
Before you consider surgery for the bothersome bags under your eyes, Dr. Lewen recommends that you make some lifestyle changes to see if you can remedy the problem on your own. His recommendations include:
- Getting better quality sleep, both in the amount of time you sleep and how deeply you sleep.
- Increase your activity level.
- Stop smoking.
- Speak with your physician about any allergies that may be causing puffy eyes.
- Drink more water throughout the day.
- Reduce the amount of salty foods you eat.
If these techniques do not help with your chronic puffy eyelids, you may be a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery.
How Does Lower Eyelid Surgery Help with Puffiness and Bags Under the Eyes?
Like other cosmetic concerns, chronic puffiness under the eyes can be hereditary. Dr. Lewen uses a surgical technique to address the most common causes of chronic puffiness. An incision is made along the lower eyelashes to access the deep tissues. He may reposition the fat or remove any excess fat. The muscles are tightened with sutures, and any extra skin is trimmed. This approach rejuvenates the under eye area and helps reduce puffiness and bags.
Can Dermal Fillers Be Used for Bags Under the Eyes?
Dr. Lewen may recommend a non-surgical lower eyelid lift to help with your puffiness. This may be a standalone procedure or performed in conjunction with surgery to refine the results.
Is Lower Eyelid Surgery Right for You? Contact Lewen Cosmetic Surgery.
If you have tried every technique possible to eliminate the bags under your eyes and now find yourself using concealer to look refreshed and younger, you may be a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery. Contact Lewen Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation and discuss your options with Dr. Lewen.