How to Get Rid of the Under Eye Bags

Why should someone consider eyelid rejuvenation?

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 hide 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 the eyes lose their expressivity, they develop “bags,” and can make us appear tired and lackluster at times when we may feel exactly the opposite.

What is Blepharoplasty?

So what can we do to remedy the eyes, remove the bags, and restore their natural beauty? The technical term is – Blepharoplasty – a minimally invasive procedure for aesthetic modifications of the skin around the eyes. How does it work? There are two methods of operation that we practice here at Dr. Konstantin’s New York office. 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 taught and doesn’t require a lifting in addition to the removal of fat. The second method, which is recommended for more advanced stages of aging, is called subcilliary. This method requires a small incision underneath the lower eyelashes, and is extremely effective at both removing fat to reduce the appearance of bags and pulling the loose skin up, resulting in younger, more refreshed looking eyes.  Subcilliary blepharoplasty would require slightly longer operation, but still can be performed in slightly more than an hour.  Blepharoplasty is most commonly done under local anesthesia with mild sedation.

What is the cost of the blepharoplasty?

We ask patients to take at least a week off work for recovery.  Mild discomfort and some bruising and swelling under the eyes would be expected in the immediate postoperative period. The cost of blepharoplasty at Dr. Konstantin’s Manhattan  practice is $5,750. 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. 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.