Eye Bag Removal in Singapore
Eye bags make a person look old and tired, as if they are carrying the weight of the whole world. For women, concealing their pair of eye bags with makeup is pretty much a taxing task. It is easy to hide those dark under-eye rings that may come as a double, but those fat and saggy pads that bulge are another story.
If you are one of the many Singaporeans haunted by the sight of these unwanted under-eye baggage every time you look at the mirror, you have probably reached the end of the line and have decided to finally do something to get rid of them. Period. Well, the universe seems to be on your side as here you are, reading this article that is exactly about that topic.
Eye bags are very common not only among Singaporeans but to people of any race in general. In this article, you will find out about reasons why eye bags exist and the options available for eye bag removal in Singapore. The information provided in this article comes from a reputable source. This doctor is proficient in different aesthetic procedures and is a well-known figure in Singapore’s aesthetic scene. He is no other than Dr Israr Wong.
Read on to know more about what Dr Wong shares about eliminating those unattractive eye bags.
Eye Bags vs Pseudo Eye Circles
First of all, let us clear things out. Oftentimes people come to me asking for treatments on how to remove their eye bags when in fact what they need is a procedure that is readily available for treating dark eye circles.
Confused? I will explain.
Eye bags and dark eye circles are two differing conditions. When pertaining to eye bags per se we are referring to the eye bag in its truest and literal form. This can be distinguished by seeing bulging fat pads that hang underneath your lower eyelid, mimicking small bags. On the other hand, pseudo eye bags are identified by dark rings of greyish or bluish tinge under your lower eyelids. This condition is commonly known as dark eye circles.
While eye bags and dark eye circles can be differentiated, a person can actually have both conditions at the same time.
Causes of eye bags
Considering that we are talking about true eye bags in this article, the main cause of this condition is ageing. As we age, our body begins to deteriorate. Deterioration on the face becomes obvious as the flesh and muscles surrounding the eyes grow weaker. Because of this, pads of fats start to slip into the lower eyelid making the area beneath your under eyelid look bulging.
Other causes can be brought about by the following:
- Excess consumption of salty food
- Fluid retention
- Lack of proper sleep
Signs of eye bags
Eye bags can be recognized by these signs:
- Appearance of dark circles
- Drooping or loose skin
- Swelling or puffiness in the area beneath the lower eyelids
Consulting with a doctor
Eye bags are usually harmless, but a lot of patients come to me for aesthetic reasons. Their eye bags are just too much of an eye sore for them to see daily. That is something that I can definitely help them with. However, if your eye bags begin to exhibit other discomfort, such as persistent swelling, pain, redness, or itchiness then this may be a case for a medical doctor to assess.
Treatments for eye bag removal
There are two treatments available for eye bag removal in Singapore. These are through surgical and non-surgical methods.
If we are dealing with real eye bags, then the most effective solution is to have them surgically removed by a plastic or oculoplastic surgeon through a procedure called lower Blepharoplasty. The procedure to remove the bags under your eyes is performed by making a tiny incision on the inner part of your lower eyelid in order to remove the herniated fats.
If surgery is not your fancy, dermal fillers can also be used as a non-surgical option. To set proper expectations, a procedure using dermal fillers to treat real eye bags does not yield the same results as surgery can do. At most, patients can expect to see, at most, 50% improvement on the appearance of their eye bags. Do note that the results of a dermal filler procedure for eye bag removal are not permanent. The results can last from 6 to 9 months and patients will need to have a repeat procedure if they want to continue to be free from eye bags.
Cost of eye bag removal in Singapore
Eye bag surgery is definitely costly. You can expect to pay around $4,000 to $7,000 for lower Blepharoplasty. Dermal fillers, as a non-surgical alternative, can cost anywhere from $900 to $1,200 per cc.
Dr Israr Wong
304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza Suites #05-42,
Medical Specialists, Singapore 238863
+65 9735 9930