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Can Eyelid Surgery Get Rid of Dark Circles?

Shadows under the eyes can convey emotions of exhaustion or tiredness no matter how many hours of sleep you get the night before. While it’s a common misconception that lack of sleep leads to dark circles, these shadows may develop even when feeling rested and alert. As we age, fat pads below the eyes can become displaced and protrude outward, casting shadows underneath the eyes. These dark circles and under-eye bags often culminate in a fatigued look — this can also be accentuated by fine lines, crow’s feet, and loose skin around the eye contours. Our team understands how disheartening it can be when your appearance and how you perceive yourself don’t align, which is why we offer many surgical and non-surgical procedures to help restore a more lively and youthful aesthetic. 

If you have under-eye shadows you’d like to improve, lower blepharoplasty can treat puffiness, dark circles, and other signs of aging. This procedure is designed to reposition fat deposits under the eyes, thereby alleviating puffy under-eye bags. In turn, dark circles are often reduced to achieve a brighter and more energetic appearance. Lower eyelid surgery can be performed alone, or at the same time as upper eyelid surgery if desired. Dr. Shaw can give you a better understanding of what’s possible with upper and lower blepharoplasty, and whether the procedure can effectively treat your concerns. In some cases, fat grafting and volume-enhancing dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® can also help enhance this region by improving a flat or sunken look caused by loss of facial fullness. 

Blepharoplasty can be an effective and natural-looking way to smooth the eyelid contours, resulting in a younger-looking appearance. Contact Shaw Plastic Surgery for more information about upper and lower eyelid surgery, or to book an appointment at our Wichita practice.