Is the skin under your eye loose and saggy following eyelid surgery? This certainly doesn’t look good. But something CAN be done about it, says a plastic surgeon.

It’s not uncommon for the skin under the eyes to become loose after a blepharoplasty — the medical term for eyelid surgery.

But why does this happen?

“This is tough, as it all depends what the patient started with (skin with poor tone, very thin skin, damaged skin),” says Allen Gabriel, MD, board certified plastic surgeon with PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, WA.

“Generally the solution is another surgery to improve the area.

“Sometimes adding volume to the area is also needed.”

How is volume added?

“Volume to the lower lids can be added by fat injection or fillers,” says Dr. Gabriel.

“Depending on one’s facial structures, decisions are made on what is exactly needed, and one can discuss this with their physician in detail.”

In short, loosened skin beneath the eye is not a permanent after-effect.

Dr. Gabriel is adept at addressing a wide range of concerns, from breast reconstruction after mastectomy and the treatment of congenital anomalies, to complex facial and breast surgeries performed solely for cosmetic improvement.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  


Top image:, freepic.diller