Eye Bag Removal Options in Singapore plus Tips on which Foods to Avert Your Eyes from after a Procedure

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Under-eye bags affect many, if not all, people. Thankfully, this pesky and unflattering condition can be removed or reduced with proper treatment. Eye bag removal in Singapore is among the most sought after aesthetic procedures during the past years.

Eye bags can make a person look old, tired, and sluggish. These are certainly not the kind of image you want to project, especially when you are with people you aim to impress. A lot of patients visit aesthetic clinics in Singapore like Cambridge Medical to get consultations on how to get rid of their eye bags. Some surprise themselves after knowing that eye bags can now be treated using non-surgical treatments. This is greatly welcomed by patients who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure just to remove their eye bags.

This post is here to put out more information about the different eye bag removal procedures in Singapore as well as other details, including:

  1. Surgical and non-surgical procedures for eye bag removal
  2. Benefits of eye bag removal
  3. Types of eye bag removal
  4. Cost of eye bag removal in Singapore
  5. Foods to stay away from during recovery

Real Eye Bags vs. Fake Eye Bags

A number of patients are oblivious to the fact that there are actually two kinds of eye bags: real ones and fake ones. Real eye bags are identified by the fat bulges that hang under the lower eyelid, which look like small ‘bags.’ The bulges are caused by the weakening of skin, fat, and muscle tissue resulting in the lower eyelid’s drooping and bulging. Fake or pseudo eye bags, on the other hand, are recognised by a line (tear troughs) that appears on the thinning skin, separating the cheeks and below the lower eyelid.

A doctor’s consultation is important to determine which type of eye bags a patient has in order to set the right procedure for its removal.

Eye Bag Removal Options in Singapore

Eye Bag Treatment

When looking for a more permanent way to get rid of under-eye bags, the best route to go is through a surgical procedure. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is the surgical treatment needed for this.

For patients who do not want to go under the knife, they may opt to consider the following:

  • Dermal Fillers – Dermal fillers are injected into the depressed or hollow area of the under eyelid to fill in the volume loss. Best products for this treatment are: Teosyal Redensity II and Juvederm.
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) – Eye bag removal using HIFU is performed with the use of an equipment that uses ultrasound technology to deliver intense and focused energy through the depths of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production that results in smoother and firmer skin. A popular HIFU treatment in Singapore is Ultherapy.
  • Laser treatment – A laser treatment for eye bag removal uses highly charged light beams to deliver heat through the target area and, depending on the type of laser used, trigger resurfacing of fresh skin and/or stimulate collagen production. Lasers best used for eye bag removals are Pico and fractional CO2 lasers.
  • Radio Frequency (RF) – uses RF energy to heat the deep layers of the skin in order to trigger the inflammation and generation of fresh collagen and elastin, which work to tighten the skin from within. AGNES RF is a well-known radiofrequency treatment in Singapore.

Do note that the results of non-surgical procedures last for a short period of time and the recurrence of eye bags is generally expected.

Costs of Eye Bag Removal in Singapore

Below are the costs for the different eye bag removal procedures in Singapore:

  1. Eye bag surgery (Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty) – starts from $4,000
  2. Dermal fillers – starts from $800
  3. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) – starts from $500
  4. Laser treatment – starts from $250
  5. Radio Frequency (RF) – starts from $1,500

Foods to avert your eyes from when getting an eye bag removal procedure

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After a lower eyelid blepharoplasty or eye bag removal surgery, it is recommended to skip the intake of the following as these factors can prolong the healing process and :

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Aspirin or any products with aspirin
  • Food, medications, and supplements that may cause blood thinning (e.g. Vitamin E, fish oil, etc.)
  • Complex carbohydrates (e.g. rice porridge)
  • Foods that have high sodium content

For non-surgical procedures, the following should be avoided:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Food, medications, and supplements that may cause blood thinning (e.g. Vitamin E, fish oil, etc.)

Foods that can help speed up recovery after an eye bag removal procedure

The consumption of raw fruits and vegetables is highly recommended to be added to a patient’s diet after an eye bag removal procedure to avoid constipation. Drinking of water and other healthy fluids should also be done to keep the body hydrated during the healing period.

 

Cambridge Medical Group
91B Orchard Road, #08-05A1,
Tower B, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238874
+65 6733 0777