Are you tired of “looking sleepy”? It has been said that “the eyes are the window of the soul,” portraying the inner being of the person. Unfortunately, the eyes are also the first area that reveals signs of aging. For example, crows feet, excess lax skin, muscles that droop and contribute to a tired aged appearance. Bags under the eyes are the result of a loosening of the orbital septum. A thin layer of tissue that separates the orbital fat from the muscle and skin above it. As this tissue weakens, the fat herniates, or pushes against the septum causing a bulging of the fat and a tired un-rested look.
This problem does not only haunt the aging population, but is a common family trait that can be seen in many people from their early youth. With traditional eyelid surgery, the excess fat, skin and muscle can be removed to create a smoother, more rested appearance. If only excess fat needs to be removed, this can often be done without a skin incision, thereby leaving no visible scar. The fat pockets are addressed through a small incision in the conjunctiva which is the tissue on the inner surface of the eyelid. Through this approach, the fat is gently teased out and re-distributed to produce a smoother, more rested look. This procedure can be done under a local anesthesia with minimal to no downtime from work.
To determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, a consultation with Dr. Bandy can answer most of your questions.
If you are ready to have the perfect body, book a consultation with Dr. Amy Bandy today by calling 949-574-0574 or filling out our online contact form.