I’m 53 and considering eye surgery. I have very noticeable bags under my eyes. It’s very embarrassing for me. part of my problem is that I don’t sleep well. so my question is, if I get eye surgery will the bags come back because of my lack of sleep?
A blepharoplasty will certainly improve the appearance of the area under your eyes by removing the excess fat deposits. Lack of sleep can result in tired looking eyes but not necessarily bags. If there are under-eye dark circles, there are medical grade skin care products which can improve those. Consult with a broad certified plastic surgeon about your specific situation.
Although lower eyelid bags can be affected by lack of sleep moderately, most of the problem is due to the aging process, in which the tissues around the eyeball which is surrounded by fat relax, causing the fat to bulge out, much like the abdomen tends to pooch out with age and relaxation of the muscle wall. There is often a hereditary component, and allergies can also aggravate eye bags. Lower eyelid surgery in which the fat pads are reduced and rearranged gives a long lasting benefit, although fatigue may still make them look a little worse.
A blepharoplasty or eyelid lift will improve the appearance of the lower lids by removing fat and at times skin, both of which can contribute to a tired or aging look. Lack of sleep can always alter the appearance of the lower eyelids and the face in general, but less so after this procedure. Get some rest!!
Usually when eyelid surgery addresses the lower eyelid “bags” it removes fat pockets that tend to bulge outward. This usually provides a significant and long lasting correction to the bags. Lack of sleep may still affect a tired eye look for you, but the bags will not be as significantly affected by it.
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