Bags and sagging around the eyes can be surprisingly common especially as one age. Initially, these unwelcome bags may be due to long nights or poor hydration. However, over time, this fragile under-eye skin can get stretched out and may appear droopy no matter how well one cares for it. This may be due to a natural breakdown of the tissues lying under the skin. The collagen beneath the surface of the skin gives a plump but not droopy appearance while the elastin helps the skin bounce back into shape. For others, puffiness may appear beneath the eyes as fat collects there.
Cosmetic Procedures Available for Treating Puffiness
Today, we offer several options for getting rid of this unwanted puffiness or for correcting drooping under-eyes. The method that we choose to use will depend on your own preferences and facial goals as well as on the cause of the puffiness or droopiness. The first option is a surgical one that typically provides the most positive change for individuals. This is called a blepharoplasty, and it can be used on both the upper and the lower eyelids.
However, surgery does not have to be the only way to go. Many times, a minimally-invasive, nonsurgical procedure can be the answer. If the lower eyelids are drooping because there is not enough fat in them and they have become hollow, a well-placed treatment of dermal fillers can be the answer that is needed. Both Restylane and Juvederm have filler options that work well beneath the eyes.
At the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Tavoussi works tirelessly to help men and women get the beautiful faces and bodies that they want. With a simple treatment or two, individuals can have smooth, gorgeous eyes again.