Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, is one option for a cosmetic surgery that treats eye bags, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. A face lift surgery also helps reduce the appearance of deep creases below the eyelids.
In addition to bags under the eyes, eyelid surgery helps improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin under the eyes, excess fat deposits that make the eyes look puffy, and drooping lower eyelids that show white under the iris. Eyelid surgery also helps reduce the appearance of excess skin and fine wrinkles. This type of surgery can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
A face lift procedure not only improves visible signs of eye wrinkles, but helps improve deep creases along the nose and mouth, loss of skin tone, and fat that has left or fallen. A face lift also improves the appearance of loose skin and fat deposits under the chin or jaw, explains ASPS. Eye surgeries and brow lifts are commonly performed in addition to face lifts. A brow lift helps correct a furrowed or sagging brow. However, face lifts do not stop the aging process or change the fundamental appearance.