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Will A Mid-Facelift Get Rid Of Bags Under My Eyes?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Bags under your eyes are undoubtedly one of the most visible signs of aging and can be extremely challenging to conceal. Even over-the-counter eye creams often do little to reduce undereye puffiness or dark circles. For patients hoping to reduce eye bags and get a fresher, more rested look, cosmetic surgery offers a number of exciting options. Many men and women wonder whether a facelift can help their undereye circles while addressing additional signs of facial aging simultaneously. Because everyone’s needs, goals, and concerns are unique, the answer to this can vary from person to person.

At VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is highly experienced in the complexity of facial rejuvenation surgery and can help patients understand the most appropriate course of treatment for them. Learn more about treating eye bags with cosmetic surgery, including whether mid-facelift surgery – or another procedure altogether – may be the right choice for you.

What causes circles under the eyes?

Bags, circles, and puffiness under the eyes can result from a wide range of factors, including:

  • Aging
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle

It is important for patients with concerns about their lower eyelids to understand the difference between dark circles, eye bags, and other complaints. In some cases, darkness under the eyes is temporary and can be attributed to fatigue, while other dark circles are actually due to hollowness in the lower eyes, which is a common side effect of aging. Puffiness or bulging lower eyelids, on the other hand, has more to do with sagging skin, descending fat, or excess fat under the eyes. Depending on the nature, severity, and cause of your undereye complaints, Dr. Khorsandi will recommend the most appropriate course of treatment for you.

Does a facelift help with undereye bags?

The mid-facelift is certainly a popular and beneficial procedure, primarily aiming to lift, tighten, and fill out the cheeks. Patients who have noticed volume loss or drooping in the cheeks and other features in that area may be ideal candidates for mid-facelift surgery. In some cases, a combination of mid-facelift surgery and injectable facial fillers can help to improve the undereye area, particularly for patients with hollowness under the eyes. However, the most efficient and appropriate treatment for bulging bags under the eyes is undoubtedly lower blepharoplasty surgery.

How does a lower blepharoplasty get rid of bags under the eyes?

During lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Khorsandi makes a delicate incision along the patient’s lower lash line. Through this incision, Dr. Khorsandi is able to remove excess fat, trim loose skin, and pull the remaining skin taut for a smooth, firm, youthful new look. When combined with a mid-facelift for sagging cheeks, lower blepharoplasty surgery can help patients to achieve a particularly dramatic and striking transformation.

Look more awake with facial rejuvenation surgery in Las Vegas, NV

If you have undereye circles or lower eye bags that are making you look tired or feel self-conscious, you are not alone. To join the many men and women who have enhanced their look and changed their life with blepharoplasty, facelift, or another exciting facial enhancement surgery in Las Vegas, NV, call VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.