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What will work for Eye bags?

Do you find yourself looking exhausted before a big date and tried everything from used tea bags to slices of potatoes and cucumber? Do you appear older than your age simply because of the eye bags under your eyes? Do you crave to look young and attractive and wish there was something you could do to remove those eye bags? Then the answer does not lie in the tea bags or in ointments and gels. While many cosmetic products may promise you the moon and the stars the fact is that when it comes to eye bags they aren’t effective. This is because eye bags are caused due to the skin around the eyes losing its elasticity with time and age making it unable to support the fat and muscle as well as it could earlier. While eye bags are found to appear as one grows older some people may also be born with such features.

What will work for eye bags -- is cosmetic eyelid surgery. Also called blepharoplasty the procedure removes the excess skin, fat and muscle from the area and leaves the eyelid skin tightened. The surgery is performed by a cosmetic or plastic surgeon and is available in various parts of the country. However Honolulu, Hawaii is considered as the most popular choice amongst people who are considering cosmetic surgery. Hawaii is home to many world-class surgeons such as Dr. Michael Pasquale who has completed his residency in plastic surgery and is also an accomplished cosmetic surgeon with a 2-year training certificate from NYU Downtown, Manhattan. At our clinic at Honolulu, Hawaii each patient undergoes a physical examination to assess the procedure that would be most beneficial. Also clients are informed about all aspects of the surgery from the procedure to the related risks and complications. An eyelid surgery may also be done in conjunction with other procedures such as a face-lift or skin resurfacing.

Getting rid of eye bags

There is always a risk of complications in any surgery and it is important that you discuss this clearly with your surgeon. While such cases are rare it is important to know which side effects are temporary and which need to be taken seriously. Selecting a good surgeon with skill, experience and reputation also helps reduce such risks. It is crucial that you don’t select the surgeon based on the cost involved only.

• The surgery takes 1-3 hours and would be under local or general anesthesia.

• It involves making incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelids and just below the eyelashes in the lower eyelids. Thereafter the excess skin, fat and muscle are removed and the incisions closed with fine sutures. Once healed the scars from the surgery are barely visible.

• The recovery time is about two weeks and the stitches come off within 2-5 days after the surgery. The eyes would feel bruised and swollen for a while and this is taken care of by cold compressions and medication. Sensitivity to light is expected and adequate care must be taken.

• The person can go back to his or her normal routine in a week to ten days but must refrain from strenuous exercise or activity until recommended by the surgeon.

• Honolulu, Hawaii is a great place to have the surgery done, as it is known for the excellent medical care it provides. Moreover it provides the perfect background to rest and recover from the eyelid surgery.