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Plastic Surgery In Santa Barbara

Dr. Sheffield is a prominent Santa Barbara plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Some of our patients have brought forth interesting and detailed questions about upper eyelid surgery, otherwise known as upper blepharoplasty, and eye bags treatment.


:Will a Filler or Blepharoplasty Fix my Under Eye Bags?

I am 33 and just started getting under eye bags 6 months ago for no known reason. I’ve tried everything: vitamins, sleep, allergy meds, creams, water, etc., but nothing worked. I am considering laser, possibly Thermage or just going straight to a dermal filler or Blepharoplasty. What should I do? The pic doesn’t show the puff much, but this is with makeup on. I have the purple crescent coming from corner of inner eye, then above that it is puffy and lighter colored. It is crepe-like when I smile.

: Thank you for your inquiry and for the photo attachment! Although it may seem challenging to suggest a treatment method for your under eye bags based on just one photo, I can still give you ideas to better under fillers and blepharoplasty in improving and removing under eye bags.

Both of these procedures can help out in fixing under eye bags. The results that fillers can give you is temporary and may wear off one year after the treatment. Moreover, fillers do not “remove” the under eye bags, they rather improve them, cover them, or reduce them. All that said, this treatment method is very affordable since it is non-surgical. Regular maintenance may be required for this treatment method since it wears off. Downtime is also short for this treatment method.

On the other hand, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery is a type of surgery that could remove the under eye bags permanently. It is a pricey procedure since it is surgical in nature and recovery may be longer compared to its non-surgical counterpart. In eyelid blepharoplasty, the surgeon will remove or reposition the excess fat in the eye bags to remove them. Excess skin from the bag might also be removed for a more youthful and rested appearance.

Related: Ask Dr. Sheffield – Is There a Nonsurgical Way to Remove Bags from Under my Eyes?

Make sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara so that you can get an accurate evaluation based on your under eye bags. Some factors that your doctor will consider will include your desired results as well as under eye bags severity and other problems linked with it like discoloration and hollowness. Based on their evaluation, a treatment plan will be made to remove the bags. Hope this is helpful!


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Interested to know more about Upper Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Lift Surgery or Eye Bags Treatment? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for these procedures? Schedule your consultation today for your Santa Barbara plastic surgery!  Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280.

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