Blepharoplasty (Asian Eyes) Questions and Answers Archive

Jan
2002

Q&A: Can I have lower eyelid lift surgery to remove bags/wrinkles if I had corneal ulcers and dry eye syndrome?

Question:

I have wrinkles and bags below my eyes beyond my years. I had corneal ulcers and dry eye syndrom which caused me to constantly tug at my eyes. The skin under my eyes and eyelids is very loose. I would like to correct the situation. I am willing to undergo surgery or other treatment. could you please advise what is safe and effective and what kind of results I can expect. Thank you.

- carol

Answer:

 David M. Metzner, MD - LocateADoc.com

Carol, You are a candidate for lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). It is very important that it be done in such a way that lids are supported upward in anyone that has a tendency to dry eye syndrome. I suggest you see a board certified plastic surgeon in order to determine your individual needs. David M. Metzner, MD

-- David M. Metzner, MD
Metairie, Louisiana



Dec
2001

Q&A: What is the easiest and least painful way to remove bags under my eye? What will it cost?

Question:

I think I am getting bags under my eyes. What is the easiest and least painful way of getting rid of it. And how much is all of that going to cost me?

- Elizabeth

Answer:

David M. Metzner, MD - LocateADoc.com

The treatment for eyelid bags is a surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty. There is usually little pain. Fees vary. I suggest you consult with a board certified Plastic Surgeon. David M. Metzner, MD

--David M. Metzner, MD
Metairie, Louisiana



Dec
2001

Q&A: What can be done for dark circles under the eyes?

Question:

what procedures can be done for dark circles under the eyes?

- jennifer

Answer:

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May
2001

Q&A: How do you remove bags beneath the eyes?

Question:

how do you remove bags beneath the eyes

- paul

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Paul, The bags are removed through a procedure called lower eyelid blepharoplasty where the fat that is spilling over the rim of the orbit (where your eye sits) is removed, the ligaments holding the lower eyelid in place are tightened and the excess skin is removed either directly or tightened with laser resurfacing.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii