Eye bag removal surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure which covers surgery to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from above the eye, removing the hood of skin that develop as one grows older. It helps restore youthfulness.
The Korean eye bag removal techniques has been proven to be very effective, with Korea being known as a country that has openly embraced the idea of plastic surgery especially for their K-pos superstars. In Singapore, the eyebag surgery or eye bag removal surgery has also gained popularity. And it may not be long before Singapore can be known for this technology.
The eye bag removal procedure usually takes between one and three hours to complete and is often carried out as a day case procedure. The length of time you are in theatre for and your recovery time will depend on the specific surgery you decide to have – this could be surgery to the upper lids, lower lids, or together.
But what are the benefits of having an eye bag removal surgery? Yes, it definitely increases your overall self-confidence and self-esteem as it takes away that 'tired look' on your face. It also helps and ease make up make up and correct premature ageing, therefore giving you a much improved and younger look. In some cases, this also helps the client improve their vision.
Meanwhile, there are also some negative effects of having this surgery. For example, although it is common and temporary, there can be some bruising and unfavourable scarring. Some rare complications may include dry eyes and inability to close your upper lids if too much skin is removed. Certain issues in asymmetry in the eyes may also happen and it can prove to have ugly results.
In order to avoid these negative outcomes, it may be important to understand the type of eye bag removal technique that you wish to undertake. Here are five:
1. Traditional Blepharoplasty - Here, an incision is made just beneath the eyelashes. The exact amount of fat is extracted from the lower lid so that the area doesn’t look too sunken. Generally, about 2 millimetres of the skin is removed.
2. Pinch Blepharoplasty - This surgery involves extracting fat through the inside of the eyelid and then removing a ‘pinch’ of skin from the area. It does not involve invading deeper into tissues or extracting muscles.
3. Laser Blepharoplasty - Laser is sometimes used to remove eye bags. It certainly does have its own complications and advantages. It is known to slow down the procedure and may involve longer healing times.
4. Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty - The surgeon uses an electrocautery (an instrument used to burn the tissues, that is electrically heated) to make the cut inside the lower eyelid instead of the regular incisions outside. The fat is then removed. This technique leaves no visible scars.
5. Canthopexy - This is the simplest technique to remove eye bags, which involves tightening the lower lid and elevating its position. Usually, stitches attach the muscles on the lower lid to a higher position on a bony area.