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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.


Is There a Nonsurgical Way to Remove Bags from Under my Eyes?

I am 52 years old and I have bags under my eyes. One is worse than the other and I would like to know a nonsurgical way to get them to go away. I don’t have any winkles and this is the only thing that gives my age away. Also being on a fixed income I would like to know how I can get rid of them the most cheapest way possible. Can anyone advise of a nonsurgical solution?

: Thank you for your interest on the matter! Actually, there are no non-surgical means that could remove eye bags. Surgery like blepharoplasty is still the way to go if your goal is to “remove” your eye bags. However, there ARE non-surgical methods, which may help improve, cover, or reduce the eye bags even by a bit.

But before anything else, you need to know that the severity of the fat herniation will tell if the non-surgical means of improving eye bags will help you achieve your desired result. This will be determined when you visit a board certified plastic surgeon in person for an eye bag evaluation. If your surgeon finds that your eye bags are not very prominent, non-surgical means like filler injections could be done in order to blend the eye bags into your cheeks. Getting fillers can help conceal or mask the eye bags for about 1 year.


That being said, always consult a board certified plastic surgeon so that he or she can evaluate your case as well as consider the best options for you. Your surgeon will consider all of the possible causes of the eye bags and the factors that could help identify the best non-surgical option that give you your required result. I hope you find this helpful!


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 a consultation today for your Santa Barbara plastic surgery!  Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280.

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