How to Remove “Bags” Under the Eyes

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The eyes are usually the first thing anyone looks at when they’re really trying to see a person for who they are. Our eyes are said to be the windows to our souls; the truest expression of our inner beauty. To some, the eyes are the most coveted feature on a person’s face. We wear clothes and accessories to “bring out the eyes” because we know how that can elevate one’s appearance from merely presentable to rather stunning. There isn’t much that hasn’t already been written about the eyes, but for all that’s been said, it’s only been recently that we’ve been able to do something for them besides hiding them when they betray us. Eyes are the first and foremost barometers we have for gauging other people, and they’re also one of the first to misrepresent us as we age. As time passes they lose their expressivity, they develop “bags,” and they make us appear tired and lackluster at times when we may feel exactly the opposite.


So what can we do to remedy the eyes, remove the bags, and restore their natural beauty? The technical term is lower blepharoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure for aesthetic modifications of the skin and “bags” under the eyes. How does it work?

There are two methods of lower eyelid surgery that Dr. Konstantin offers in Manhattan, NYC. Both are most commonly done under local anesthesia with mild sedation. The first is what’s called transconjunctival, which takes place inside the lower eyelid, leaving no external marks. This method is recommended for eyes in the earlier stages of aging when the skin is still mostly taut and doesn’t require lifting in addition to the removal of fat. The second method, which is recommended for more advanced stages of aging, is called subciliary. This method requires a small incision underneath the lower eyelash and is extremely effective at both removing fat to reduce the appearance of bags and pulling the loose skin back, resulting in younger, more refreshed looking eyes in typically less than an hour. 

Recovery and Cost

Recovery for either procedure usually takes about one week, and the cost is rather similar no matter the method you choose to undergo. So if you’ve noticed that your eyes don’t quite reflect the way you feel on the inside, or if you just don’t need them to always be giving you away, blepharoplasty may be just the thing you’ve been looking for.

Contact us to schedule your consultation today at Dr. Konstantin’s New York practice and find out why it’s never too late, and sometimes never too early, to benefit from the effects of facial rejuvenation.


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Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich

Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Konstantin is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in artful treatment of the aging face, eyelids, and neck. He performs more than 1,000 facial cosmetic procedures annually, making him one of the busiest facial plastic surgeons in Manhattan.

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Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery for patients throughout New York City, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. His expertise includes facelifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, and cosmetic injectables including BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers.