Eye bag surgery, also called blepharoplasty of the lower eyelid, is a cosmetic procedure that helps correct lose skin, excess fat, and wrinkles of the lower eye area. As you age, your skin naturally loses elasticity and fat padding. This can make the lower eyelid appear puffy, wrinkled, and baggy.

The Procedure
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation or intravenous sedation and takes about three hours to complete as a day surgery procedure. Incisions are made along the lower eyelid just below the eyelash margin. The fat pads are identified and carefully dissected out and spread along the groove below to fill that depression. Excess skin is trimmed off and the lower eyelid is tightened in an upward direction. Bleeding is meticulously controlled and the wounds are accurately stitched with multiple fine sutures.
At MHplasticsurgery our experienced plastic surgeons performs Blepharoplasty procedure they treat the excess under-eye tissue, which causes eye bags.

These are the following stages for Eye Bag Removal Surgery:

Anesthesia: A Plastic Surgeon may carry out an eye bag removal surgery under anesthesia In General anesthesia is, essentially, a medically induced coma, not sleep. Drugs render a patient unresponsive and unconscious.

In local anesthesia is given before minor surgeries, This reduces pain sensations in a small, focused areas of the body, but the person receiving the treatment remains conscious.

Incision: Surgeons usually make an incision or cut under the lower eyelashes or inside the lower eyelid. Then, they will remove excess skin or fatty tissue.

Closing: The surgeon will then use stitches or glue to close the incision. If stitches are used, the person will need to remove them within a week after the operation.

Recovery: We will usually discharge people undergoing eyelid surgery on the same day, with full instructions on how to look after themselves. The results of the procedure will gradually become clear, as the swelling and bruising subside. Postoperative pain is mild and well controlled with oral painkillers. There will be swelling and bruising. Stitches are removed after one week. You can start wearing eye makeup after ten days and this can effectively camouflage the residual swelling and bruising so that you don’t need to wear sunglasses to conceal your eyes anymore. So the effective downtime is about ten days. Exercise may be resumed after three weeks.

How Much does eye bag surgery cost?

In Singapore, the cost of eye bag removal surgery typically ranges from $3500 to $7000. While the cost of eye bag removal surgery may seem pricey, the results are immediate and dramatic.

In addition, doctors recommend this procedure to patients with good skin elasticity. That means that if you are one who faces significantly loose skin around the eye area, this procedure might not be for you.
Remember that medical insurance does not cover the cost of Blepharoplasty Singapore

Risk and Side Effects

In expert hands, this is a safe procedure, with minimal blood loss and risk of infection. Temporary blurred vision can sometimes occur but this usually resolves within the first week. Vision is not otherwise affected by the procedure. Swelling of the transparent membrane over the white of the eye occurs occasionally. This is known as chemosis. It usually resolves with steroid eyedrops and gentle manual compression of the eye which will you will be taught to do yourself during your recovery if necessary.

One possible complication is that the lower eyelid may become retracted downwards during the healing process. This can happen if too much skin is removed or if the lower eyelid is not sufficiently tightened upwards. To minimize this risk, Dr Huang is deliberately conservative with skin removal and routinely makes sure that the lower eyelid is well tightened upwards. Therefore, in his hands, this complication is uncommon. Even if it happens, it tends to be mild and is correctible by daily stretching of the lower eyelid in an upward direction during recovery. The risk of this being a permanent complication or one that requires further surgical correction is rare.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Martin Huang is a fully trained, certified and accredited plastic surgeon with more than twenty five years of experience in upper and lower eyelid surgery and breast augmentation.