Bags Under Eye + Droopy Eyelid

Leva Medical

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics located in Queens, Elmhurst, NY & Northport, NY

Bags Under Eye + Droopy Eyelid Q & A

What eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty can treat?

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision

  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids

  • Bags under the eyes

  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris

  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid


Who is a good candidate for a blepharoplasty?

Good candidates for eyelid surgery include:

  • Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can impair healing

  • Nonsmokers

  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals

  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

Remember that the eyelids are part of the face. The appearance of a drooping upper lid may also be due to relaxation of the forehead skin and eyebrow. Sometimes stretching out of the upper eyelid muscle may cause a drooping eyelid. This is called eyelid ptosis and requires a different surgical treatment.

What should I expect at a consultation with my Cosmetic Surgeon?

During your eyelid surgery consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals

  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, previous medical treatments and specifically any problems you have had with your eyes

  • Current prescription medications, including vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use

  • Previous surgeries

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors

  • Take photographs

  • Discuss your eyelid surgery options

  • Recommend a course of treatment

  • Discuss likely outcomes of eyelid surgery and any potential risks

  • Discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used