The area around your eyes is prone to creasing, drooping, and sagging as you get older. This is just a result of sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and natural aging, but it can appear like your eyes are puffy. An experienced plastic surgeon can locate fatty deposits and carefully remove them, removing years from your face by tightening the skin around your eyelids.
At Laughlin Plastic Surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Laughlin and his team offer eyelid surgery to restore your youthful, vibrant glow and relieve you of the inconvenience of trying to mask puffy eyes.
Common causes of acute puffiness
Many people experience puffy, tired eyes at some point in their lives. Mild puffiness and bags under the eyes can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Not getting enough sleep
- Fluid settling around the eyes
If you’ve only recently noticed puffiness around your eyes, narrowing down potential causes can help you make changes. You might need to drink more water, take allergy medication, or prop your head up while you sleep. If you spend a lot of time browsing the web or watching TV at night, reducing screen time a few hours before bed can help your eyes look younger.
How age and weight changes can lead to chronic puffiness
Your eyes are one of the first things to begin showing your age. If your puffy eye bags seem to have taken up permanent residence, they might be the result of natural aging.
Many people associate aging with wrinkles like crow’s feet, but you might experience the following problems as you get older:
- Dark, saggy bags under your eyes
- Drooping eyelids
- Loose skin around your eyes
- Extra skin and wrinkling
Puffy fat deposits in your eye area are typically caused by weight gain and loss over the years. When you gain weight, fat cells increase and form deposits. When you lose weight, certain parts of your body may hold onto that fat. These troublesome body parts include under the chin and around the eyes. It can be difficult to target these issues with topical treatments or injectables. If nothing you try seems to be working, it might be time to consider surgical options.
What to expect from eyelid surgery
Blepharoplasty is a simple yet delicate process. Dr. Laughlin carefully removes excess skin and fat from around your eyes, tightening the skin and reducing sagging and wrinkles. He’ll take care to hide the incisions along natural creases, so they won’t be visible after they heal.
Every eyelid surgery is unique, so Dr. Laughlin provides consultations to help potential patients get an idea of what surgery can do for them. From there, he will tailor the procedure to your goals and expectations.
Tired of looking tired and puffy? Schedule a consultation by calling 410-297-0654, or visit the contact page for more information.