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How to Get Rid of Under-Eye Bags

Puffiness under the eyelids can develop from a number of factors, including sleep deprivation and the natural aging process. In most cases, under-eye bags form as a result of weakened musculature in the lower lids combined with the thinning and stretching of skin tissue. Fat that normally supports the eyelids begins to descend, with all these effects culminating in the appearance of baggy eyelids. While many patients utilize temporary solutions to improve the appearance of under-eye bags—such as cool compresses and makeup—these at-home remedies typically provide a fleeting improvement, if any. More often than not, the most enduring and effective way to smooth under-eye bags is a blepharoplasty procedure.

Many individuals in Minneapolis and beyond pursue lower eyelid surgery to restore a brighter, more energetic, and youthful appearance. Also referred to as lower blepharoplasty, the procedure is designed to reposition lax fat and musculature while removing excess skin around the eyelids, reducing or even eliminating under-eye bags. Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz, our board-certified plastic surgeon, performs blepharoplasty to smooth the lower lids, minimize dark circles, and reduce wrinkles. Upper blepharoplasty can also be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan, which treats sagging skin in the upper lids that may or may not be obscuring vision. If you look tired or stressed due to puffy eyelids, Dr. Joe can create a treatment plan tailored to achieve your unique cosmetic goals.

Upper and lower eyelid surgery can improve puffy, baggy, or lax eyelids for long-lasting results. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joe, please contact Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery today.

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