Eye Bag Removal In Sydney
Eye Bag Removal In Sydney
Eye bags are a common occurrence in many patients and can have numerous causes. Therefore, it is no surprise that many patients obtain eye bag removal in Sydney. Eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing, and laser blepharoplasty can be used to tackle this problem. If you wish to learn more about eye bag removal in Sydney, please read on.
How To Get Rid Of Eye Bags?
To determine how to treat bags underneath the eyes, you must determine the cause of the problem first, something we elaborate on later. However, if bags under the eyes are not of a temporary nature, then eye bag removal in Sydney will most likely be used to execute the treatment. Of course, we always recommend that patients speak to a licensed cosmetic surgery before having any procedure within the eye area.
What Causes Eye Bags?
As we briefly mentioned already, bags under the eyes can have numerous causes. Below, we have listed the most common contributors.
Signs of ageing – Bags under the eyes are one of the most common types of ageing; this alongside excess skin on the upper eyelids and lower eyelids. When the skin ages, the skin will lose collagen. As a result, skin can lose its elasticity and lustre. As eyelid skin is quite thin, bags will be quite prominent.
Medical conditions – There are some medical conditions that can cause bags under the eyes. Known conditions that can contribute to the problem and may require eye bag removal surgery in Sydney include thyroid disease, fluid retention, and some hereditary skin conditions.
Lifestyle factors – Your lifestyle can contribute to bags under the eyes too. Some of these lifestyle factors cause temporary bags under the eyes, while others may become permanent and require laser eye bag removal in Sydney. Common contributors include smoking, stress, and allergies.
What Causes Bags Under The Eyes At A Young Age?
A lack of sleep and allergies can cause temporary bags under the eyes for younger patients. However, a small percentage of these patients may experience bags under the eyes because of hereditary influences. If your parents or grandparents have struggled with this problem, and you experience eye bags from a young age, genetics could be a contributor.
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What Is Eye Bag Removal Surgery?
Eye bag removal surgery is also known as blepharoplasty. During a blepharoplasty, the cosmetic surgery can treat the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. For the lower lids, which is targeted for bags underneath the eyes, the cosmetic surgery will make an external incision in the natural crease of the eye or inside the lower lid. The method can vary from surgeon to surgeon, so it is important to ask about the incision the surgeon will use for your treatment.
Shortly after the procedure, you may encounter some side-effects from the surgery. Common side-effects that you may encounter after surgery are blurred vision, watery eyes, sensitivity to light, swelling, bruising, and discomfort.
There are some things you can do to reduce some of the side-effects after your surgery. For the swelling, you can use a cold pack and apply it to the affected area for ten minutes. Please note, you should only apply your cold pack once on the night of your surgery. Once 24 hours have passed, you can apply the cold packs up to five times a day.
Patients should also avoid smoking during their recovery. Smoking is known to cause complications such as infection, but it can also reduce the speed of your recovery. Ideally, you want to stop smoking several weeks before your procedure, as smoking can cause complications during surgery too.
Certain medications must be avoided during your recovery, as they can cause complications or have interactions with other post-operative medications you are taking. Medications that should be avoided include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. For pain relief, the cosmetic surgery could recommend Tylenol. You may also be prescribed some antibiotics to prevent infection after your surgery. Should you have any questions about the use of medication post-surgery, please contact our clinic for additional information. Never take any medication if you are unsure about its interaction and its effect on your post-surgery recovery.