Thursday, June 6, 2019

Will eyelid surgery help malar bags?

When discussing blepharoplasty with my Houston eyelid surgery patients, it is important to examine the lower eyelids closely. It is critical to differentiate lower eyelid fat pseudoherniation (the classic bags under the eyes) from malar bags which are due to edema. Lower eyelid surgery for bags under the eyes will typically not help malar bags. This is especially true with the transconjunctival approach. Malar bags can be improved with an extended lower eyelid blepharoplasty which is a more involved procedure with a slightly longer recovery.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston, TX.