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Eyelid Surgery 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.


: How Do I Get Rid of Eye Bags?

My under eye bags make me look tired at all times. Is eyelid surgery the only way I can get rid of eye bags!

: Thank you for that question. Eye bags appear when facial volume is lost and fat pads show up in the lower lids. Previously, the only method to improve or remove eye bags is through blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is a kind of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids. This surgery works by removing the extra fat in the lower eyelid area.

Having said that, technology and science has progressed immensely over the years and the process of improving eye bags has also improved. Instead of removing the excess fat in the lower eyelid, this fat is preserved and lost volume is replaced. This process involves non-surgical methods such as dermal filler injections. Restylane is one dermal filler, which should resolve eye bags. Moreover, only a small amount of this filler is needed to regain a well-rested and youthful appearance of the eyes. Filler injection treatment usually lasts for roughly 15 minutes. It is painless and the results show up almost immediately. With a good injector, filler injection is deemed effective and safe.


So, if you are interested in having your eye bags taken care of, consult a board certified plastic surgeon who has already performed filler injections. Inquire about the results of their previous treatment so you can be sure that you are dealing with a skilled injector. Hope this answers your question!


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

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