Actress and celebrity recently went for an eye bag removal in Singapore with Dr Samuel Ho from Allure Plastic Surgery. The below is a transcription of her video experience.
Atiqah: Hi, I’m Atiqah Suhaime. I’m now at Allure Plastic Surgery to get my eye bags done. So for all my life people have been talking about my eyebags. I have it genetically. My mom has it, my brother has it, my niece has it… she’s only 2 years old and she has eyebags! So while I’m having this short break, I’m going to do something to my eyebags and let it go.
Dr. Samuel: Ok don’t worry, I’ll be doing some markings in 2 colours.
Surgery is done inside so there are zero scars and no bruising.
Atiqah: This is it! This is it, I’m going in! See you after 2 weeks! I’m going in!
Atiqah: Ok so everything went fine, I’m perfectly normal.
And it wasn’t painful at all, I’m so surprised. I was thinking about butterflies and the next moment I know I was already gone. And after that it feels like 5 minutes and they woke me up. And I’m like it’s done? I don’t feel any pain at all!
Hi everyone, I’m ready to take off these bandages. I’m so excited!I’m waiting for the doctor… Hi!
Dr. Samuel: How are you?
Dr. Samuel: Happy?
Atiqah: Yeah! The eyebags, they were huge you know. The audience always says I can see your eyebagsAtiqah! Oh I don’t have lines anymore!
Dr. Samuel: You notice that when you smile, you don’t see the bulge now.
Atiqah: Just a bit of swelling. I have to wait another week. For now I can cover with makeup.
Atiqah’s Eyebag Removal (Before / After Comparison)
MORE INFO ON EYE BAGS REMOVAL IN SINGAPORE
For those readers who are also interested in getting eye bag removal surgery done, here’s some helpful info to guide you on your journey:
SHOULD I UNDERGO EYE BAG REMOVAL SINGAPORE?
Under-eye bags are generally a cosmetic issue and do not require medical treatment. Still, many are confused on how to remove eye bag(s). Certain lifestyle changes and at-home remedies can reduce the appearance of puffiness in the skin under the eyes. However, if the puffiness in the under-eye area is severe, your only option may be to seek a professional consult. Plastic surgeons will generally only recommend lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid eye bag removal surgery) for the removal of eye bags when other non-invasive options are not likely to work.
There are medical (including surgical) treatments that can eliminate swelling if it is a significant concern to you. Keep in mind your treatment may not be covered by insurance if it is only for aesthetic reasons.
If the swelling under your eyes is due to allergies, you should talk to your doctor about a prescription for allergy medication. These medications may reduce the swelling in the skin around the eyes, and may lead to the removal of the eye bags.
You can reduce puffiness under your eye(s) by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Methods include chemical peels or fillers, which can also even out skin tone, and laser resurfacing, which tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of under-eye bags.
LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY (LOWER EYELID SURGERY)
Lower eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee) might be the best treatment option depending on the cause of your under-eye bags. In this eye bag removal procedure, plastic surgeons make an incision in the natural crease of the lower eyelid skin and remove excess fat.
Tiny stitches are used during the eye bag removal procedure to close the incision and usually leave a barely-noticeable scar on the skin. This is most often an outpatient procedure and done under local anaesthesia and sedation.
This eye bag removal procedure can also help improve a variety of other conditions around the eye area, such as:
- Baggy or puffy upper eyelids in the skin at the eye area
- Address skin laxity and excess skin and/or excess fat on the upper lid that can impair vision
- Drooping lower lids
- Address skin laxity and excess skin and/or excess fat on lower eyelids
As with any surgical procedure, the blepharoplasty procedure can result in side effects such as dry or watery eyes, swelling and bruising, pain in and around the eye, and blurry vision. Very rarely in lower blepharoplasty, more serious complications can happen, including loss of vision, bleeding, infection, muscle injury, corneal abrasion and eyelid drooping.
PREPARING FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR DOCTOR IN SINGAPORE
Before you consult a doctor, it is best to have a list of questions ready in advance. Here are some ideas for questions you might want to ask concerning under-eye bags:
- What is the cause of my eye bags?
- Do I have excess fat/ skin in the area?
- Are my eye bags a temporary or chronic issue?
- What treatment would you recommend for the eye bag removal procedure?
- What will the cost of treatment be, and will any of the eye bag removal procedure be covered by insurance?
- What will the results of the treatment eye bag removal procedure be?
- Are there any at-home tips or tricks I can use to relieve my symptoms?
- Is there any kind of follow-up required with my treatment?
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR DOCTOR IN SINGAPORE
Now you know what to ask your doctor or plastic surgeon, but your doctor/surgeon will also likely ask you some questions as well before deciding on a suitable eye bag removal procedure. Here are the types of questions you should be prepared to answer:
- When did the eye bags first begin to occur?
- Are your eye bags occasional or continuous?
- Have you noticed anything that seems to improve your eye bags?
- Have you noticed anything that seems to worsen your eye bags?