Bags under the eyes show up occasionally when we are very tired or not feeling well.  But sometimes, they become a permanent part of our face as the Tampa, Florida sun ages our skin.  As we grow older, our skin loses elasticity especially in delicate areas of the face such as the eyelids or below the eye.  Once radiant and glowing skin can become puffy as gravity pulls loose skin downward and dark circles may develop.  Winkles often appear beside and below the eyes, creating a hang-dog look.  These awful bags under the eyes can make us look sleepy or sick and can completely change our facial expression.   Since we often communicate with our eyes, having a permanently sad or tired look can take away from the positive energy we try to project.   If friends are asking you if you are tired or not feeling well, it may be because the bags under the eyes have become noticeable, no matter how much makeup you put on.  Don’t let bags under your eyes ruin the way people see you and how you see yourself!  Lower eyelid surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, will restore the area under your eyes and make you look years younger.

Creams Won’t Work for Bags Under the Eyes

Next to wrinkle creams, one of the most advertised types of beauty products are creams which promise to rid the eyes of dark circles and bags. These products range from very cheap lotions, which are basically just heavy moisturizers, to extremely expensive topical potions. Some manufactures promise you will see results right away, and other says their results are permanent. Most research shows that these products are just hype and results, if any, are temporary. Many users even report having redness around their eyes and irritation as a result of some harsh chemicals that some companies use in their products.  While there are some creams which will work on light wrinkles, these lotions will only slow the appearance of aging for a short time.  Nothing sold at the make-up counter will get rid of bags and dark circles permanently, in fact, applying makeup to cover the bags often ends up drawing more attention to the under eye creases because makeup will gather within the lines.  “Most of my patients have exhausted themselves trying to find the magic cream to get rid of bags and dark circles, but most are temporary solutions or no help at all.  Many patients come to our office to find a better solution “says Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Tampa.

Lower Eyelid Surgery to Eliminate Bags Under the Eyes

Bags under the eyes can ruin our self-esteem and confidence; they may occur from aging or from a genetic predisposition. Cosmetic surgery to the lower half of the eyelid, known as lower lid blepharoplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure that targets bags and dark circles. Once bags under eyes become permanent, this is the only option for getting rid of them for good. During this procedure, the puffiness is address by removing or contouring excess fat. This is done using an internal incision made with a laser.  Dr. Dominic uses laser technology to reduce bruising and swelling after surgery and to reduce the recovery time to a week or two.  Sometimes, laser skin resurfacing is recommended to smooth and tighten the lower lid skin.

Once the recovery period is over and the skin has tightened below the eye, the results can be dramatic.  Once baggy eyes will look years younger and give you a more alert appearance.  Dr. Dominic is well known for preserving the patient’s natural features and not making them look surprised or unnatural.  Lower eyelid surgery can make you look happier and more youthful, but not make you look like someone else.

If you are interested in learning more about how to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the bags and dark circles under your eyes, feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of Dr. Dominic Castellano.  Dr. Dominic is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is highly trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.  Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary contact us online for more information.


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