When most men and women think of aging, they think of wrinkling, sagging skin. It’s important to remember the vitality and vibrancy that your eyes give off when looking youthful! The other most common sign of aging is dark circles, hollowness, or bags under the eyes – causing individuals to look tired and older. Although creams and makeup can help remedy the appearance, you may look for a more permanent solution.

In most plastic surgeons’ opinion, the only true long-lasting cure for dark, baggy circles is a lower blepharoplasty in Tampa, or more commonly known and eyelid surgery.

Causes of Dark Circles

The dark circles you see aren’t dark pigment of the skin, but shadows of the eyelid. As time passes, and your skin begins to age, the skin of the lower eyelid becomes loose, allowing fat to push and create a puffy look or “under eye bag.”

Treatment of Dark Circles

The most permanent solution for under eye bags, is a specific lower blepharoplasty, which involves a board-certified plastic surgeon near Riverview to remove excess fat, skin and muscle to rejuvenate the eyes. Your surgeon may also recommend micro fat transfer, or facial fat transfer to fill in depressions under the eyelid after surgery for a more youthful look. These steps may help you get rid of your pesky dark circles for good!

As with any plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to have an open and honest discussion with your board-certified plastic surgeon about your aesthetic goals. Everyone is different and all surgeries are treated that way with a comprehensive, individualized approach.

Dark Circles of Younger Patients

Sometimes, younger patients experience dark circles under their eyes due to genetics, rather than aging. This aesthetic condition may be due to a lowered muscular structure that is inherited, causing their under-eye circles. But no matter what age of the patient, dark circles under the eyes can be treated with breakthrough plastic surgery techniques, especially eyelid surgery in Lakeland, Florida.

A blepharoplasty procedure is relatively quick and recovery is very tolerable for patients with new techniques. To learn more about this procedure, please visit our procedure page.


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Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shienbaum has over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, specializing in Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover, Liposuction, and the Brazilian Butt Lift. He serves patients all over the nation willing to travel to the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Lakeland, Riverview, and located in Brandon, Florida. To learn more, visit brandonplasticsurgery.com.