How to Reduce Eye Puffiness With Surgery

by Cameron

Eye puffiness is caused by excess fat underneath the eye pockets as a result of built up fluid. There are several natural treatment methods to reduce this type of eye swelling, but for individuals with chronic eye puffiness, cosmetic surgery should be considered. Determine, under a physician's direction, which cosmetic procedure is right for you. Also consider the length of the treatment results, the amount of time needed to heal, and the underlying causes of chronic eye puffiness.

Step 1

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that entails an incision (or sometimes uses a laser to burn away excess fat) underneath the eyes to remove eye puffiness and droopy eyelids. This procedure takes one to three hours to complete and can be done on an outpatient basis. Blepharoplasty can be expensive, but it's an effective procedure that can produce long term results.

Step 2

Consider an isolated surgical procedure, otherwise known as an eye lift, to raise saggy skin around the eyes. Eye puffiness is eliminated by lifting the facial skin under the eyes and by removing the pockets of fat that create eye puffiness. An eye lift can minimize and reverse the effects of aging, regenerating a more youthful appearance.

Step 3

Treat post-surgical bruising and swelling with a cold compress. Follow the surgeon's orders on how to treat post operation effects. Maintain proper cleaning around the eye to reduce infection. Use eye drops as directed, to treat discomfort from eye dryness or irritation.

Step 4

Maintain attractive eye appearance after surgery by getting enough sleep. Eye puffiness can reappear even after surgery if an individual is chronically sleep deprived.

Step 5

Determine the underlying cause of puffy eyes. Certain medication or allergies and illnesses can cause swelling to form on different parts of the body. Talk to a physician about risks and any underlying persisting problems before undergoing surgery.

Tips

  • Know that visible improvements following an eye procedure may not become apparent for weeks or months at a time. Be proactive in treating post operation effects and consult with a physician immediately following chronic pain or other medical irregularities.