Dealing with eye bags is a pain, especially for working professionals and students who have to talk and interact with other people all day. Sure, there’s always the option of using makeup or concealers to hide them, but they can only solve your problem temporarily. It is possible for your eye bags to go away by doing some lifestyle changes though, such as getting enough sleep or by eating a healthy diet. But sometimes, even if you follow lifestyle tips to the dot, it just takes too long for your eye bags to go disappear. In situations like these, it might be time for you to think of getting an eye bag removal in Singapore.
In this Ubiqi article, I have detailed 3 main types of eye bag removal procedures as well as their suitable candidates and costs. Each procedure has its own advantages over each other, and it is important that you are informed about what to expect.
Types of Eye Bag Removal Methods
Incisional Eye Bag Removal Surgery (Lower Blepharoplasty)
Incisional eye bag removal surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to remove excess fat, tighten skin and wrinkles on the lower eye area.
In incisional eye bag removal surgery, the surgeon will first mark your eyelids to help in making the incisions. You will also be administered either general or local anaesthesia so that you won’t feel a thing during the surgery.
The surgeon will then make the incisions and will remove any excess skin or fat on the lower eyelids. The incision is then stitched using sutures to finish the surgery. The whole procedure takes about an hour or more to finish. This procedure is great because it can fix other lower eyelid problems such as loose skin. The recovery for this procedure takes about 3 to 4 weeks.
Suitable for: people with good skin elasticity; people with mild to moderately severe eye bags; people with slight sagging on the lower eyelid.
Cost: $2000 to $3500 per procedure
Scarless Eye Bag Removal Surgery
Scarless eye bag removal surgery is another technique of lower blepharoplasty that only needs a single tiny incision on the lower eyelid area. Although technically an invasive procedure, there will be no visible scars after the process.
The procedure is done similarly to the incisional technique at the start, by putting you under local or general anaesthesia. The differences start when making the incision, as a single small incision is made for each lower eyelid. A needle probe is then inserted through the incision which applies laser energy to destroy fat tissues. These fat tissues are then removed by the surgeon. The whole process takes from 20 minutes to an hour depending on the severity of the case and the skill of the surgeon.
Scarless eye bag removal surgery removes excess fat and causes some minimal swelling and bruising after the procedure. There is also a quicker recovery period (about 1 to 3 weeks) compared to the traditional incisional method. It is also proven to be a safe procedure for eye bag removal with a lower risk of complications.
Suitable for: people with only mild bulging or eye bags and with good skin elasticity.
Cost: $2000 to $4000 per procedure
AGNES Radiofrequency Eye Bag Removal
A non-invasive alternative to traditional blepharoplasty (eye bag removal surgery), the AGNES RF eye bag removal procedure has become quite popular in recent years. Developed in South Korea, this procedure aims to achieve results similar to what you can get from eye bag surgery. This is perfect for people who are wary about going under the knife and would like to minimize the chances of any complications.
In AGNES RF eye bag removal, a topical anaesthetic is first applied to the eye bag area to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for the patient. Once the anaesthetic has numbed the lower eyelid area, the doctor inserts a special microneedle that emits RF energy with extreme precision. This process effectively targets excess fat deposits under the eye bags and injects poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Because of PLLA, your skin starts to endorse collagen production, which helps in skin tightening and rejuvenation.
There is very minimal pain or discomfort during the procedure due to its noninvasive process. According to many patients, the microneedle injections have a sensation similar to mosquito stings that quickly dissipate due to the anaesthetic.
There is almost zero downtime after the AGNES RF eye bag removal, and a lot of patients can return immediately to their workplace or school and resume their activities.
Suitable for: people with minimal eye bags; people who can’t afford to take a leave from work or school.
Cost: $3500 to $4500 per procedure
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Based on evidence-based research, Ubiqi aims to provide accurate and the latest information about eye bag removal in Singapore through this article. But do note that information and opinions may vary from different sources and can change over time. This is why, if you still got any further questions and want to be sure about your options, call or book a trip to your doctor’s office so you can have a full understanding of the procedure you are about to undertake.