Actress and celebrity recently went for an eyebag removal surgery with a plastic surgeon in Singapore. The below is a transcription of her video experience.
Atiqah: Hi, I’m Atiqah Suhaime. I’m now going to get my eye bags done. So for all my life people have been talking about my eyebags. I have it genetically. My mom has it, my brother has it, my niece has it… she’s only 2 years old and she has eyebags! So while I’m having this short break, I’m going to do something to my eyebags and let it go.
Doctor: Ok don’t worry, I’ll be doing some markings in 2 colors.
Surgery is done inside so there are zero scars and no bruising.
Atiqah: This is it! This is it, I’m going in! See you after 2 weeks! I’m going in!
Atiqah: Ok so everything went fine, I’m perfectly normal.
And it wasn’t painful at all, I’m so surprised. I was thinking about butterflies and the next moment I know I was already gone. And after that it feels like 5 minutes and they woke me up. And I’m like it’s done? I don’t feel any pain at all!
Hi everyone, I’m ready to take off these bandages.I’m so excited!I’m waiting for the doctor… Hi!
Doctor: How are you?
Atiqah: Yeah! The eyebags, they were huge you know. The audience always says I can see your eyebags Atiqah! Oh I don’t have lines anymore!
Doctor: You notice that when you smile, you don’t see the bulge now.
Atiqah: Just a bit of swelling. I have to wait another week. For now I can cover with makeup.
Atiqah’s Eyebag Removal (Before / After Comparison)
More info on eyebag removal surgery in Singapore
For those readers who are also interested in getting eyebag surgery done, here’s some helpful info to guide you on your journey –
Should I get treatment for Eye Bags?
Under-eye bags are generally a cosmetic issue and do not require medical treatment. Certain lifestyle changes and at-home remedies can reduce the appearance of puffiness under the eyes.
However, there are medical (including surgical) treatments that can eliminate swelling if it is a significant concern to you. Keep in mind your treatment may not be covered by insurance if it is only for aesthetic reasons.
If the swelling under your eyes is due to allergies, you should talk to your doctor about a prescription for allergy medication.
You can reduce puffiness under your eyes by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Methods include chemical peels or fillers, which can also even out skin tone, and laser resurfacing, which tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of under-eye bags.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee) might be the best treatment option depending on the cause of your under-eye bags. In this procedure, a surgeon makes an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid or in the lower eyelid and removes excess fat. Tiny stitches are used to close the incision and usually leave a barely-noticeable scar. This is most often an outpatient procedure.
This surgery can also help improve a variety of other conditions, such as:
- Baggy or puffy upper eyelids
- Excess skin on the upper lid that can impair vision
- Drooping lower lids
- Excess skin on lower lids
As with any surgery, blepharoplasty can result in side effects such as dry or watery eyes, swelling and bruising, pain, and blurry vision. Very rarely, there can be more serious complications including loss of vision, bleeding, infection, muscle injury, corneal abrasion and eyelid drooping.
Preparing for an appointment with your doctor
Before you consult a doctor, it is best to have a list of questions ready in advance. Here are some ideas for questions you might want to ask concerning under-eye bags:
- What is the cause of my symptoms?
- Is this a temporary or chronic issue?
- What treatment would you recommend?
- What will the cost of treatment be, and will any of it be covered by insurance?
- What will the results of the treatment be?
- Are there any at-home tips or tricks I can use to relieve my symptoms?
- Is there any kind of follow-up required with my treatment?
What to expect from your doctor
Now you know what to ask your doctor, but your doctor will also likely ask you some questions as well. Here are the types of questions you should be prepared to answer:
- When did the symptoms first begin to occur?
- Are your symptoms occasional or continuous?
- Have you noticed anything that seems to improve your symptoms?
- Have you noticed anything that seems to worsen your symptoms?