Unflattering eye bags are a common side effect of aging. Although rarely indicative of a more serious medical problem, this physical change is synonymous with getting older. Eye bags are difficult to conceal and are often still visible even after applying cosmetics. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can reduce the appearance of under-eye bags for a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
What are eye bags and how are they caused?
As you get older, the skin and muscles around your eyes begin to relax. The fat that surrounds your eye can also migrate down into the lower eyelids, causing persistent puffiness. Dark circles, swelling, and wrinkles can significantly age you or make you appear perpetually tired. Lack of sleep, smoking, allergies, sun damage, and fluid retention can make eye bags appear worse. Although eye bags are inevitable for many people, preventative care can resolve the condition for a more attractive look.
How can I Prevent Eye Bags from Forming?
Taking a proactive approach to preventing eye bags can help you preserve a more youthful look. First and foremost, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle. Start by incorporating the following into your daily routine:
- Regular exercise
- Healthy foods that are low in sodium
- Consistent sleep schedule
- A skincare regimen that works for your skin type, climate, and schedule
- Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
- Avoid smoking
Keeping your skin hydrated and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will slow the effects of aging. If eye bags remain, marring your look, despite your best efforts, you have options for treatment in New York with Dr. Westreich.
What Are the Treatment Options for Eye Bags?
There are many options for natural and non-surgical treatments when undereye bags are small and less noticeable. A cold compress can temporarily reduce swelling and can be performed as needed. A hydrating eye cream or other skin treatments can also revitalize the delicate undereye skin and diminish the appearance of bags. New Face NY provides an array of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments and facial fillers that can improve the smoothness and radiance of undereye skin. For severe eye bags, eyelid surgery offers a long-term solution.
New York Blepharoplasty
Your eyelid surgery in New York is completely customized to suit your eye shape and the degree of sagging skin and undereye bags. A discreet incision is placed along the inside of the lower eyelid so that it can is invisible once healed. Excess fat or fluid in your lower eyelid is delicately removed. Then, the skin is pulled tight while still allowing for natural eye movement. Finally, excess skin is trimmed away before the surgery is completed. The procedure is performed on an out-patient basis using industry-leading technology and advanced techniques that will rejuvenate your entire facial appearance, taking years off your appearance.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Westreich for Eyelid Surgery?
Dr. Westreich is a top 10 facial plastic surgeon in New York City and a renowned otolaryngologist, making him the premier surgeon for blepharoplasty. His innovative approach to eyelid surgery leads to a natural, youthful look that will last for years to come. Dr. Westreich is known for his compassionate, friendly care combined with safe and advanced surgical techniques to address eye bags and create a very natural outcome.