Deep, bulging eye bags can add years to your face and make you look perpetually tired. While you might be foraging the stores for the best eye creams, these topical creams can only do so much to diminish their appearance. If you are looking for a more permanent way to get rid of those puffy bags under your eyes, eye bag removal surgery may be an option. Here, Beauty Insider lets you in on everything you need to know about eye bag removal treatment aka lower blepharoplasty in Singapore.

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What are some of the causes of eye bags?

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Sleepless nights might be the bane of our existence and dark eye bags are often a result of it. However, pulling an all-nighter is not the only culprit behind those pesky eye bags. Here are some other common causes of eye bags:

Loss of fatty tissue

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As we grow older, we lose fatty tissue in our face, causing our skin to droop at a faster rate. This often results in less-than-ideal saggy skin around the eye area. The worst part? We tend to lose fatty tissue in our cheeks faster than under our eyes, which is often the cause of deep bulging under the eyes.

Fluid retention

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Puffy eyes? Blame it on fluid retention. Fluid retention is often a result of eating foods with an excessive amount of salt, which not only causes puffy eyes but can contribute to additional health risks. So you might want to cut back on your instant noodles every now and then.

It’s all about the genes

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The reality is that some people are more prone to excess fat around the eye area due to their genes. So you might want to thank your mom for that.

Other factors including allergies and smoking can also contribute to unwanted eye bags. Although it may seem that it is practically impossible to get rid of eye bags, this is where eye bag removal surgery comes to the rescue.

What is eye bag removal surgery?

Eye bag removal surgery — or lower blepharoplasty — is a surgical treatment that works to remove or relocate excess fat around the eyes. Aside from getting rid of eye bags, it also works to smoothen out crow’s feet and improve skin elasticity.

The surgical procedure for removing eye bags can also be called “scarless eye bag removal”. As the name suggests, once the doctor does the surgery for the undereye area, they also make sure that there are no scars left behind afterwards. The invasive procedure is similar to lower blepharoplasty in how the under eye bags are removed with permanent results.

How does eye bag removal surgery work?

First, the surgeon creates a tiny incision in the upper eyelid or the inner lash line along the lower eyelid. Then, the excess fat is removed before the incision is stitched up. The entire procedure is usually done under local anaesthesia and it can last anywhere from one to three hours. If you’re curious to see how it works, Dr. Yoo lets you in on the details of eye bag removal surgery.

Is there a Non-Surgical eye bag removal procedure available?

As technology continues to advance, so does the innovation for aesthetics. There are non-surgical eye bag removal procedures available in Singapore. The most common methods are called Radiofrequency eye bag removal and Non-surgical 4D laser eye bag removal.

The Radiofrequency method is done using a unique micro-needle designed to be inserted in the lower lid eye area and emits radio frequency to get rid of eye bag fats. Poly-actic acid is also injected into the area to increase collagen production, so the skin will be more tight and firm. There is no downtime after this procedure and is usually done quickly in 30 minutes or less. This procedure does not involve incision, but involves needles – which may not be the most comfortable, but it is one of the most popular options for eye bag removal.

On the other hand, the Non-Surgical 4D method is the most comfortable eye bag removal procedure and cheapest out of all the procedures. It’s a safe way to get rid of eye bags with little to no downtime and no scars left behind. During this procedure, lasers are used to trigger the collagen production and to help smoothen the under eye area. Do note that this procedure is not recommended for those with large eye bags – rather, it is best suited for those with small to medium-sized eye bags.

What should I do after getting eye bag removal surgery?

For the next few days after surgery, you will need to stay mobile and upright, sleep with your head elevated, and limit physical activities.

You may need to take a leave from work, and take extra precautions (like wearing sunglasses and very meticulous eye hygiene) while the area heals. Some sutures dissolve on their own, but in some cases, you will need to go back to get stitches removed.

What’s more, there will be mild bruising and swelling for about a week. For this, cold compresses and analgesics will help! Once the swelling subsides you’ll see the result: a fresher, firmer-looking eye contours.  

If the swelling continues to persist, it is best to look for a trusted surgeon for any

How much does surgical eyebag removal cost?

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In Singapore, the cost of eye bag removal surgery typically ranges from $3500 to $7000. While the cost of eye bag removal surgery may seem pricey, the results are immediate and dramatic. As for non-surgical procedures, the price ranges from $900 to $4,600.

Who can undergo eye bag removal treatment?

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The good news is that there are no age limitations when it comes to eye bag removal surgery. However, suitable candidates of the procedure include patients with mild to moderate bulging on the lower eyes.

In addition, doctors recommend this procedure to patients with good skin elasticity. That means that if you are one who faces significantly loose skin around the eye area, this procedure might not be for you.

Find clinics in Singapore for lower blepharoplasty

1. Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Besides double eyelid surgery, Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery also provides scarless eyebag removal surgery as one of its signature aesthetic services. Also known as transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty, scarless eyebag removal involves the careful removal of fat or muscle that is causing the lower eyelid to sag without leaving any visible scars. This is done via a tiny incision in the conjunctiva – the mucous membrane on the inner side of the bottom eyelid. The incision allows for a more accurate and permanent correction of a patient’s eyebags. Dr. Adrian Ooi performs the surgeries himself and adopts a “patient-first” approach. Additionally, he believes in harnessing modern techniques and technology to minimize each patient’s discomfort and downtime post-procedure.

For more information or to book a consultation, click here.

Location: 3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-05 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 9am – 6pm, Sat: 9am – 1pm, Sun & Public Holidays: Closed
Tel: +6567374565
WhatsApp: +65 88284565

2. SWENG Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

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SWENG Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery is no stranger to the medical aesthetic realm. The clinic is helmed by Dr Ng Siew Weng, who is known for being one of the first few surgeons in Singapore to have undergone intensive training in South Korea. Thanks to his experience in the plastic surgery capital, Dr Ng’s surgical techniques are heavily influenced by Korean trends.

Website: sweng.sg
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, #16-08 to 10 Connexion, Singapore 217562
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm, Sat: 9am – 1.30pm, Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6600 6868
WhatsApp: +65 8218 2838

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3. Shens Clinic

Been eyeing those K-drama worthy peepers? Then look no further than Shens Clinic to get the job done. It is headed by Dr Shens, who boasts years of training experience in Korea. Amongst the slew of plastic surgery procedures the clinic specialises in, one of the clinic’s signature expertise includes the Korean style scarless eye bag removal, which can be customised to fit the client’s preferences.

Website: shensclinic.com
Address: 3 Killiney Road, Winsland House 1 #09-08, , Singapore 239519
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 6.30pm, Sat: 9.30am – 2.30pm, Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6904 4488
WhatsApp: +65 9641 6744

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4. The Clifford Clinic

Conveniently located in Clifford Centre, The Clifford Clinic is a one-stop aesthetic clinic known for its impeccable treatments. At The Clifford Clinic, you can find a broad array of aesthetic procedures like tattoo removal, fillers, laser eye lift, and derma lift. Particularly for eye bag removal, the blepharoplasty procedure only takes about 20 minutes and it reduces the appearance of the eye bag without leaving any visible scars. Their team comprises highly trained and experienced surgeons that will take the extra mile to deliver optimal results.

Website:  cliffordclinic.com
Address: 24 Raffles Place #01-05 Clifford Centre Singapore 048621
Opening Hours: Weekday: Monday to Friday 10 am – 8 pm. Weekend; Saturday: 10 am- 5 pm. Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays
Contact: +6565322400
WhatsApp: +65 83186332

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5. Dream Plastic Surgery

Established by the Dream Medical Group in South Korea, Dream Plastic Surgery prides itself on the high-quality expertise its main counterparts in South Korea hold. Headed by Dr Vincent Yeow and Dr Por Yong Chen who boast decades of experience, the clinic offers a comprehensive range of procedures that are heavily influenced by Korean trends.

Website: dreamplasticsurgery.com
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #17-03/04 Paragon, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm, Sat – Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6871 8888
WhatsApp: +65 6871 8888

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6. Plastic Surgeon Singapore

Leading Plastic Surgeon Singapore is Dr. Terence Goh, a plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive microsurgery. In addition to surgical eye bag removal, the clinic also offers Mommy Makeovers and has extensive experience working with Asian features.

Website: plasticsurgeonsingapore.com
Address: 38, Irrawaddy Road #06-48 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6:30pm, Sat: 9am – 1pm, Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 3129 2428
WhatsApp: +65 3129 2428

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7. Cambridge Medical Group

Here at Cambridge Medical Group, Dr. Lee Mun Heng takes great care to ensure that his patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their aesthetic journey. Dr. Lee himself graduated from the prestigious University of Cambridge in the UK and has extensive experience in minimally invasive medical aesthetic treatments.

Website: cambridgemedical.com.sg
Address: 391B Orchard Road, #08-05A1, Tower B, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238874
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed & Fri: 10am – 6pm, Thu: 10am – 8pm, Sat: 10am – 3pm, Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6733 0777
WhatsApp: +65 9155 8869

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8. Aesteem Clinic

Focusing on optimal results with minimal downtime, Aesteem Clinic is led by Dr. Gerald Tan. In addition to his 12 years’ experience, Dr. Tan is an accredited Family Physician with the Ministry of Health and holds specializations in both Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine.

Website: aesteemclinic.sg
Address: 10 Sinaran Dr, #11-23 Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 8pm, Sat: 10am – 6pm, Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6850 5050
WhatsApp: +65 6850 5050

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9. Allure Plastic Surgery by Dr. Samuel Ho

A renowned plastic surgeon with years of aesthetic experience, Dr. Samual Ho believes in helping his patients feel confident by aligning with their aesthetic goals and customizing solutions to suit different needs and preferences.

Website: drsamuelplasticsurgery.com
Address: 435 Orchard Road #22-04 Penthouse Floor Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 10am – 6pm, Fri: 10am – 8pm, Sat: 10am – 3pm, Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6951 5423
WhatsApp: +65 6951 5423

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10. Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic

In addition to eye bag removal treatments, Dr. Edwin Lim also has years of experience in injectable procedures like fillers and skin boosters. He is also an avid believer in good skincare and has even developed his own line of skincare products to target specific skin concerns.

Website: edwinlimclinic.sg
Address: #02-12/13 Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 8pm, Sat: 11am – 6pm, Tue & Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6904 2218
WhatsApp: +65 9637 2218

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11. Radium Medical Aesthetics

With over a decade worth of experience under his belt, Dr. Siew Tuck Wah from Radium Aesthetics is a familiar face in the Singaporean aesthetics industry. Besides providing aesthetic and medispa treatments, Dr. Siew also teaches aspiring aesthetic doctors in his spare time.

Website: radium-aesthetics.com
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-325/326, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:30am – 8pm. Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6837 0507
WhatsApp: +65 9630 3022

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12. Hong Plastic Surgery

After obtaining his medical degree from the National University of Singapore, Dr. Hong Soo Wan later went on to pursue professional training in both general and plastic surgery. Additionally, he is a registered plastic surgeon with the Ministry of Health and the Academy of Medicine.

Website: hongplasticsurgery.com.sg
Address: 820 Thomson Road, #06-68, Singapore 574623
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm, Sat: 9am – 1pm, Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6352 9512

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13. Azataca Plastic Surgery

Founded in 2017 by 3 friends and fellow plastic surgeons, Azataca offers lower blepharoplasty as well as other surgical medical aesthetic procedures. Moreover, the 3 founding surgeons have all been rewarded the esteemed Health Man Power Development Plan fellowship by the Ministry of Health.

Website: azataca.com
Outlets:
(i) Royal Square Medical Centre: 101 Irrawaddy Road #14-09 Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565
(ii) Mount Elizabeth Novena: 38 Irrawaddy Road #06-48, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563
(iii) Mount Elizabeth Orchard: 3 Mount Elizabeth #15-11 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm, Sat: 9am – 1pm, Sun: Closed
Contact: +65 6778 8648 (Main Line)
WhatsApp: +65 9649 0648

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14. St. Chapelle Clinic

Boasting a team of internationally-trained medical specialists, St. Chapelle combines the latest technological equipment with a calming environment to provide a safe and comfortable aesthetic experience.

Website: stchapelleclinic.com
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594 (Next to Esplanade MRT Exit B)
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 11am – 9pm, Weekends: 11am – 5pm
Contact: +65 6336 3128

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15. S Aesthetics Clinic

Next on the list, S Aesthetics is the brainchild of aesthetic specialists Dr. Sii Sik Leong and Dr. Kwan Yuan Dong. Adopting a holistic approach to aesthetic procedures, both Dr. Sii and Dr. Kwan are firm believers in improving their patients’ wellbeing and quality of life.

Website: saestheticsclinic.com
Address: 9 Scotts Road #07-07 Scotts Medical Centre (Pacific Plaza), Singapore 228210
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 10am – 9pm, Weekends: 10am – 6pm
Contact: +65 6235 0338
WhatsApp: +65 9020 7234

16. Illumia Medical

When eye creams aren’t enough, Illumia has the eye bag removal solutions that will make those concerns go away through their non-invasive treatments. You may choose from high-intensity radiofrequency, fillers or minimal threadlifts to banish fatty, hollow eye areas. For those with more severe eye bags, more than one session is required to remove the issue. They make sure to treat the patients with extra care before, during, and after procedures.

Website: www.illumiamedical.com/
Address: 501 Orchard Road #05-12B Wheelock Place (S) 238880
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays – 10:30am – 8pm | Sunday – Closed
Contact: +65 6235 0338
WhatsApp: +65 9656 5464

17. Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic

Another option for painless, non-invasive eye bag removal comes from Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic. Their Dark Eye Circle Treatment and Removal consists of different methods that they can recommend to each person, depending on the assessment of their eye bags. Their methods include Redensity II (Unique fillers), Sunekos (Skin Booster), Ellanse (Innovative fillers), and Eye Threading (Collagen Stimulation and Fat Melting).

Website: kowayo.com
Address: CityLink Mall, #B1-29, Singapore 039393
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 11am – 8pm | Thurs-Fri 10am-8pm | Sat 11am-6pm | Sun & PH – Closed
Contact: +65 6884 4280
WhatsApp: +65 9728 2087

18. The Artisan Clinic

The Artisan Clinic is another aesthetic clinics that offer treatments from head to toe. Dr. Israr Wong is the head of this clinic that helps in assessing the best eye bag surgery treatment for each patient. Based on the recommendation, the person will either get a non-surgical treatment of: Picosure – Picosecond laser treatment for laser eye bag removal or Artisan Threadlift for a lifting, non-invasive procedure. The Picosecond laser procedure requires more downtime for healing, depending on the patient’s skin while the Artisan Threadlift has no downtime except for some minor swelling and bruising.

Website: www.artisanclinic.sg
Address: 435 Orchard Road #20-03, Wisma Atria Office Tower, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9am-7pm | Saturdays – 9am-3pm | Sunday – Closed
Contact: +65 8879 7887
WhatsApp: +65 8879 7887

19. Ensoul Medical Clinic

Through the guidance and work done by Dr Kenneth Thean using leading-edge technologies in their clinic, you can get your eye bags removed and reduced significantly and permanently through their non-invasive eye bag removal treatments. They make use of Dermal Fillers, FOTONA (4D laser eye treatment), and HIFU to reduce bulging, swelling, and fats.

Website: www.artisanclinic.sg
Address: 360 Orchard Road #08-01/08 International Building, Singapore 238869
Opening Hours: Weekdays 10am-8pm | Saturdays – 10am-6pm | Sunday – Closed
Contact: +65 6836 2833
WhatsApp: +65 8878 0300

20. SL Clinic Singapore

When it comes to non-surgical eye bag removal, SL Clinic offers the best method that would suit their patients, depending on the severity of the problem. The clinic is non-invasive, FDA-approved, CE-marked, or HSA-approved that operates to empower their clients through their aesthetics. The consultation will determine if the eye area can be treated through fillers, Smootheye laser, Thermage CPT Eye Firming Treatment, Micro-Insulated Radiofrequency Needling, or Eye Bag Thread Lift.

Website: slclinic.com.sg
Address: See multiple clinic locations here
Opening Hours: Daily 10am-9:30pm
Contact: +65 6336 1106

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