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Procedures to Treat Baggy Lower Eyelids


Patients with lower eyelid bags are experiencing a common area of facial aging, specifically bags and hallowing of the lower lid. Patients suffering from lower baggy eyelids can be treated at the SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre by Toronto cosmetic surgeon and owner of SpaMedica, Dr. Stephen Mulholland, using a variety of techniques.

Are You a Candidate?

With age, facial soft tissue including the skin and underlying fat of the lower lid wither, atrophy and shrink causing baggy eyelids. With loss of youthful skin elasticity and support, fat pockets around the eye may move forward causing a baggy appearance or “tired bags” under the eyelids.

In addition, with loss of skin elasticity and collagen, repeated opening and closing of the eyelids and squinting over time can cause excessive wrinkling of the lower eyelid skin which can cause an aged appearance.

Procedure Details

The three aging factors, deflation (loss of volume), deterioration and descent often all need to be addressed in lower lid rejuvenation. Baggy eyelids implicates there is no more support for the lower eyelid socket and a hollowness or sunkenness can appear which creates an aged and sickly appearance to the lower eyelid region.  Through a small incision right under the lashes or within the pink inner substance of the lower lid, lower eyelid fat pads and bags can be removed, excess skin tightened and wrinkles smoothened. This lower eyelid blepharoplasty is very common and can be performed under local anesthesia and as an outpatient.

Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

If you have baggy eyelids, excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelids, if it interferes with vision, if you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease or if you have puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance you may be a candidate for an eye lift in Toronto. Dark circles under the eyes may also be improved with an eye lid surgery or cosmetic lower eyelid surgery.

Soft Tissue and Dermal Fillers

Soft tissue and dermal fillers can be used to add volume and improve the appearance of wrinkled baggy eyelids and produce a more youthful look.  Injectables such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Scupltra, Restylane, Perlane, and Teosyal are typically used.  

Fractional Lasers

Fractional laser therapy is a well tolerated treatment with minimal discomfort.  Those who are seeking a smoother texture and improvement in fine lines, baggy eyelids and wrinkles usually opt for fractional laser skin therapy to treat the appearance of their lower eyelids.  

Additional Procedures

Additional techniques that can be used to treat baggy eyelids include Botox Injectables and soft tissue fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Teosyal, Sculptra, Radiesse and Voluma. SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre is one of Canada’s most recognized, reputable and experienced lower eyelid rejuvenation centres, and Dr. Mulholland is one of Canada’s most sought after cosmetic surgery experts.  Following a cosmetic lower eyelid blepharoplasty or rejuvenation procedure there is the inevitable ageing that will occur in the ensuing years. Dr. Stephen Mulholland and SpaMedica Plastic Surgery Centre will offer a comprehensive and intermittent lower lid eyelid rejuvenation maintenance program that will help preserve and protect the results achieved. These treatments can include a combination of medical skin care, Botox Injectables, soft tissue dermal fillers, fractional radiofrequency, Thermage or ematrix, TiteFx, or freeze radiofrequency devices, IPL or Fotofacial RF or Refirme treatments.

Next Steps

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now to schedule a consultation in Toronto, ON.

About Us

SpaMedica has been treating patients suffering from lower eyelid bags since 1997. Dr. Stephen Mulholland and SpaMedica will provide a wealth of experience and safety to our patients in one of the most advanced cosmetic surgery centres in the country.