Whether with age, alcohol, tobacco or genetics, drooping eyelids, most know as eye bags, which distort the look and make us look sad, dull and tired can be annoying.
Sources of many complexes in some, they can accentuate the ageing of the face and make you look older. It is why cosmetic surgery can help you find absolute well-being thanks to blepharoplasty.
Your eyes will then be more invigorated, and you will look younger by at least ten years. It is a minimally invasive procedure with immediate results, and it is not surprising that eyelid surgery is one of the most widely performed procedures by the best international doctors and surgeons from Singapore. Clinics like Cambridge Therapeutics have developed many alternatives, including non-surgical eye bag removal methods. However, those may not always be suitable – your chosen doctor should evaluate your condition and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Why do you have bags under your eyes?
The eye is located in a bone cavity, the orbit, which is lined with fat. This fat, which acts as a protective pad between the eye and the bone, is held inside the orbit by a membrane called the septum. Usually tight, it can loosen when the fat takes on volume – much like the skin that relaxes when we gain weight.
The fat of the eye is very hydrophilic: it easily captures water and swells, causing a loosening of the septum and sliding of fat down: this is what forms the pocket, or fatty hernia.
Eye bag removal: the cosmetic surgery of the lower eyelids in Singapore
The procedure is not the same depending on whether you only have pockets (or fatty hernias) or dark circles. The fat that makes up the bag must be removed without excess to prevent the eye from being dug too much.
This procedure is based on a careful analysis of the orbital area. It also includes the checking cheekbones; the objective is to refresh the look without modifying anything in expression or features.
The different types of eye bags
Three types of bags must be treated accurately and according to their respective importance to obtain the best result:
- The lateral pocket, difficult to access, is often forgotten, while it risks becoming a little more conspicuous after the procedure when most of the fatty hernia has been removed.
- Some people have a small hernia on the upper eyelid, which makes them look dull.
- Finally, the malar pocket, located under the ring, is unique because it consists of lymph and not fat. It is treated differently from the others, by direct approach (excision), the scar being camouflaged in wrinkles and irregularities in the skin.
General information on lower blepharoplasty
Eye bag removal in Singapore is done through the surgery of the lower eyelids. It is more delicate than that of the upper eyelids, and it requires precise knowledge of the anatomy of the eye so as not to disturb the muscle tissues which play an essential role in supporting the eyelids, nor the lymphatic channels which evacuate the lymph.
In Singapore, you will find some of the best surgeons and specialists. To operate, they incise at the level of the conjunctiva, and I work taking care not to damage the muscle to avoid a formidable complication, ectropion.
Indications for eye bag removal
Lower eyelid surgery mainly treats puffiness and dark circles. Often it is a good idea to tighten a sagging, wrinkled lower eyelid a little.
Your Singaporean surgeon can also restore an almond shape to an eye that has relaxed over the years. An intervention called canthopexy, which also allows us to touch up an eye that has become too round, following a past blepharoplasty.
Consultation and exams before lower blepharoplasty
Before doing the eye bag removal procedure in Singapore, the doctor will examine the entire orbital region to determine the mechanisms involved in the ageing of the eye. He will observe the different pockets: the medial, generally the most swollen or visible, the lateral and, sometimes, rather after 60-70 years, the malar pocket located at the bottom of the ring.
An ophthalmological assessment is often necessary to ensure the absence of glaucoma, which constitutes a contraindication for the eye bag removal, and to anticipate a dryness of the eye of which patients are not always aware.
Then, an appointment with the anesthesiologist is necessary at the latest 48 hours before the intervention, with a blood test, to assess the coagulation parameters.
Blepharoplasty: the eye bag removal procedure in Singapore
The procedure is done under local anaesthesia with sedation or, sometimes, under short general anaesthesia. It lasts about 45 minutes.
An incision through the conjunctiva gives access to the medial pocket, which is the easiest to treat, then to the lateral pocket, which must also be reduced. The fat is removed without excess so as not to widen the eye.
When dark circles need to be filled, I transpose the fat: by opening a membrane called the septum, I transfer the fat from the pockets to the dark circles to restore the missing volume. If the skin has wrinkled or wrinkled, I incise under the eyelash to remove excess skin, without touching the muscles and lymphatic channels.
Results of your eye bag removal procedure
With a blepharoplasty, it is often best to spend the next night at the clinic to prevent post-operative swelling. You will be asked to keep your eyes closed as much as possible and cold compresses will be applied. Minimal pain, well relieved by painkillers, is likely the first night.
You come back to see your doctor 3 days after the intervention to remove the wires. You must remain calm for a week, and avoid sports activities for 15 days.
The consequences of a blepharoplasty and eye bag removal in Singapore are longer than those of an intervention such as a facelift, and they are quite unpredictable. For an identical gesture, some patients are not marked, while others will be swollen and will have bruises for 2-3 weeks.
Back home, you must continue to apply refrigerated compresses several times a day and put on a healing and anti-bruising cream. A lightly tinted post-treatment cream can hide bruises.