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End Dark Circles and Puffiness

Often a result of stress, aging, and an unhealthy diet, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes seem to affect almost everyone at one point or another. Sometimes, this can be a long-lasting problem that can’t be corrected by the use of lotions or face creams. When nothing has worked for you, it may be time to consider lower eyelid blepharoplasty.

Why Does It Happen?

When you’re seeing dark circles and under eye hollows that are not getting better with time, or regardless of how many under eye cream products you try, you may be suffering from a loss of collagen or fat—sometimes both. These two culprits can have a major impact on your self-confidence, appearance, and overall quality of life.  The dark circles happen mainly from a shadow phenomenon where the fullness of the lower eyelids causes a shadow “dark circle” beneath them.

Treatment Options—Introducing Blepharoplasty

Luckily, there is a solution that could potentially be the cure that you’ve been waiting for. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid and can have tremendous effects on the reduction of aging, fine lines, wrinkles, dark under eye circles, and puffiness.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty focuses on the removal or the repositioning of fat from one area to another. Fat repositioning will fill in any areas of the eyelids that have succumb to collagen or fat loss throughout the years, leaving you with a tighter and more youthful appearance. The fat repositioning or removal will eliminate the shadow effect which causes most dark circles.

Recovery Time

Generally, recovery time for both upper eyelid blepharoplasty and lower eyelid blepharoplasty is extremely quick, with most patients returning to their normal daily activities in a very short period of time following their surgery. The surgery itself takes just under an hour to complete, allowing you to rest and recover in the comfort of your own home in no time.


If you’re considering lower eyelid blepharoplasty for the treatment of dark under eye circles or under eye puffiness, it’s best to consult with anoculoplastic surgeon to better understand which treatment or procedure best suits your needs.


Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon in Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills. If you would like to learn more about different invasive and non-invasive surgical options that may be beneficial to you, call to schedule your initial consult or visit us on the web at: