Erase Bags Under Your Eyes with Lower Eyelid Surgery

In today's world, appearance is key. The first thing people often notice is your eyes. Bags, wrinkles, or dark circles under your eyes can make you appear older than you are and leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. If you are unhappy with how wrinkles and bags change your face, there is a fix for cosmetic issues affecting your eyes. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is designed to remove excess tissue that has formed around your eyes.

Peter Fisher, M.D., is a highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio, TX, who has been creating customized treatment plans for patients for nearly 30 years. He is exceptionally skilled in performing upper and lower eyelid surgery, as well as many other procedures that can enhance your health and appearance.

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Re-contouring the tissue beneath your eye can take decades off your appearance. 

A Fix for Puffy Eyes

Age, water retention, herniated fat formation, and genetics can factor into the development of bags and dark circles beneath your eyes. Dr. Fisher can perform lower eyelid surgery to smooth out these problems and rejuvenate your eyes. This procedure will reduce wrinkles, excess skin, and fat under the eyes, creating healthier and more natural-looking contours.

Ideal candidates for lower eyelid surgery are physically healthy nonsmokers who are free from any form of eye disease. During an initial consultation, Dr. Fisher will evaluate your medical status, ask about your treatment goals and expectations to decide if this treatment is right for you. 

The Procedure

Before starting, Dr. Fisher administer anesthesia so that you remain comfortable throughout your appointment. He will then make tiny incisions in the inner folds of the lower eyelid, through which he can carefully remove the excess fat and skin below the eye. This conservative technique minimizes the incisions so that any scarring is nearly invisible.

To lay the groundwork for recovery, you should schedule at least several days off work so you can rest.

The surgery generally takes an hour or so to complete. Dr. Fisher can also combine the procedure with related treatments, such as upper eyelid surgery or a brow lift, to obtain more comprehensive results.


After surgery, patients can expect some bruising and swelling. You may also notice that your eyes are drier and more light-sensitive than usual. To lay the groundwork for recovery, you should schedule at least several days off work so you can rest. Avoid any strenuous activity, keep your head elevated, and apply ice packs regularly. 

It is a good idea to wear UV-protected sunglasses outside, and avoid environments that expose your eyes to sun, smoke, and wind. Post-operative discomfort is generally mild and can normally be managed with non-prescription medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Eliminate Bags Underneath Your Eyes

If you want to learn more about lower eyelid surgery, or any of the other cosmetic procedures for the face Dr. Fisher performs, give his office a call. He offers convenient and flexible financing options to make treatment more affordable. Message the San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center online or call (210) 616-0798 to schedule an appointment. 

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Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.



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