Can Blepharoplasty Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under The Eyes?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


It is difficult to think of a facial feature that impacts our appearance as profoundly as the eyes. Whether a person has naturally hooded eyes, puffy eyes due to fatigue, or age-related droopiness around their eyes, their entire face may appear tired, worn out, old, or even angry. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA, Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint is proud to help patients restore a softer, more beautiful, and more youthful look they can feel confident about with the most cutting-edge techniques and technologies available today, including blepharoplasty surgery. Review the information here for a closer look at how an eyelid lift can transform your appearance and find out whether dark circles are among the many concerns addressed by this popular procedure.

What is an eyelid lift?

Also known as blepharoplasty surgery, the eyelid lift is an extremely versatile facial rejuvenation procedure designed to dramatically enhance the eyelids and overall appearance of areas around the eyes. An eyelid lift can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and typically involves the excision of skin, fat, and other tissues to create a firmer, smoother, more youthful look.

What does an eyelid lift do?

There are a number of compelling benefits to consider when deciding whether blepharoplasty is right for you. While the eyelid lift is arguably most common among patients who want to reverse signs of facial aging, it can also be used to correct naturally hooded eyes and other complaints, including those associated with certain ethnic features. If you have any of the following concerns related to your upper or lower eyelids, you may be a candidate for an eyelid lift:

  • Droopy eyelids
  • Saggy eyelid skin
  • Excess eyelid skin
  • Wrinkled upper eyelids
  • Hooded eyes
  • Obstructed field of vision-related to hanging eyelids
  • Downturned eyes
  • Tired-looking eyes
  • Puffiness under the eyes
  • Bulging fat under the eyes
  • Hanging skin under the eyes

Will an eyelid lift help with dark circles?

While the results of an eyelid lift can be striking, it is important for patients to understand what blepharoplasty is designed to do – and what it is not designed to do. Generally speaking, dark circles under the eyes or sunken undereye circles are not on the list of concerns that are best addressed with a blepharoplasty. In some cases, patients may notice an improvement in dark eye circles after surgery, though this is not the primary goal of an eyelid lift. For men and women with specific concerns regarding dark undereye circles, which are often related to hollowness or lost volume, Dr. Myint may recommend injectable dermal fillers or facial fat grafting to restore volume under the eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Patients can also consider combining injectables or fat transfer with their blepharoplasty surgery for an even more complete and natural-looking transformation.

Refresh your face at any age with eye rejuvenation surgery in Las Vegas or Beverly Hills

Whether you are embarrassed about dark circles under your eyes or feel that your droopy eyelids are making you look older than you actually are, we can help. To learn more about the wide range of facial enhancement surgeries available at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, including blepharoplasty surgery, call either of our convenient locations in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your private consultation with top Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.