Dauwe Plastic Surgery

Contact Us Virtual Consult

Can A Facelift Help Address Undereye Bags?

Featured Image

Facelift surgery is one of the most personalized aesthetic procedures formed today, with each case being fully customized to match a patient's highly unique facial anatomy, skin type, desired outcome, and more. For patients with concerns about bulging fat or puffy bags under the eyes specifically, a common question is which type of facelift surgery is most appropriate for them. Even among patients who share the concern of under-eye bags, the answer to this question can still vary somewhat. At Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe takes great care to thoroughly assess each patient's facial structure and understand their specific concerns, preferences, and goals before recommending a custom-tailored facial rejuvenation plan for them. If you're considering plastic surgery to reduce bags under your eyes, use the helpful information here to better understand which procedure may be most effective for you.

What causes bags under my eyes?

There are a number of factors that may contribute to heavy bags under the eyes. In some cases, stress or a simple lack of sleep can give people the appearance of circles beneath the eyes, while prolonged crying or even allergies may cause swelling under the eyes. These issues are usually situational and temporary, however, resolving on their own. In other cases, bulging bags under the eyes may be a natural sign of facial aging associated with lower eyelid skin laxity and/or the accumulation and descent of excess fat.

How can I get rid of under-eye bags?

For men and women whose under-eye puffiness is caused by age or natural facial anatomy, cosmetic facial surgery is often the most effective solution for reducing eye bags and restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance.

Which type of facelift works for bags under the eyes?

Traditionally, facelift surgery does not target the under-eye area specifically, though it can certainly help to make general improvements to the areas around the eyes and cheeks. Instead, a traditional "full facelift" often focuses on restoring lost volume and smoothing out lines and wrinkles in the lower two-thirds of the face. Still, patients who also have concerns about under-eye bags can discuss the possibility of customizing a facelift to include those areas. In some cases, Dr. Dauwe will recommend adding lower eyelid lift surgery — or lower blepharoplasty — to your facial rejuvenation plan. With lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Dauwe is able to trim away excess skin and stubborn fat that may be responsible for bulging bags under your eyes.

What else can eyelid surgery do?

Like facelift surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery is extremely versatile and can be used to address a diverse range of aesthetic concerns and anatomic abnormalities involving the lower eyelids, upper eyelids, or both. Some of the most popular issues that lead patients to consider eyelid surgery in Dallas, TX include:

  • Hooded eyes
  • Weak eyelid crease (or no eyelid crease)
  • Wrinkled eyelids
  • Hanging upper eyelids
  • Downturned corners of the eye
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Puffy lower eyelids

Whether your only goal is to reduce bags under your eyes or you are interested in combining eyelid surgery with a more extensive facial rejuvenation procedure, we are here to help.

Send your unsightly under-eye bags packing with facial enhancement surgery in Dallas, TX

Puffy, droopy bags under your eyes can be impossible to conceal with makeup and may be adding years to your appearance — but you don't have to live with them. Discover the exciting transformations that may be possible for you with plastic surgery to reduce bags under the eyes by calling Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.