Eye Bags & Malar Festoons

Under eye treatments in Santa Rosa, CA

If you have raised mounds under your eyes or on the top of your cheeks, you may be a candidate for Eye Bags And Malar Festoon Surgery or malar festoon reduction.  These treatments are helpful when an eyebrow lift and/or laser eyelid lift will not address specific eye renewal goals.  An eyebrow lift restores a smooth contour from brow to cheek but many patients desire an aesthetic correction for problems with the lower eyelid.  Particularly challenging for many people are malar festoons of the lower eyelid and cheeks.

Malar festoons are of concern as the lower eyelid appears damaged, causing folds that can result in mounds on the tops of the cheeks. Unlike bags in the lower eyelids, festoons are not protruding orbital fat and may be made worse by removing the eyelid fullness above the festoon.

Treating festoon requires specialized expertise and a unique technique. Dr. Greg Chernoff has successfully improved over 10,000 under eye bags and malar festoons.  He is an internationally recognized expert for his proprietary and minimally invasive laser technique to treat eye bags and malar festoons. Dr. Chernoff at his Facial Center of Excellence can help you look “Your Natural Best!”

Who Can Benefit From an Eye Bags and Malar Festoon Surgery?

Perhaps you have never heard the term, malar festoon. Dr. Chernoff advises his eye rejuvenation patients that malar festoons are often mistakenly called eye bags. The differences are as follows:

Malar Festoons:

  • Are caused by a swelling within the skin that protrudes fat in the lower eyelid
  • Typically develop on the cheek with a minor presence in the lower eyelid area
  • Are made worse by the age-related loss of bone and fat below the muscle of the lower eyelid

Eye Bags:

  • Are caused by fat protruding through to the lower eyelid
  • Are typically a result of aging as the lower eyelid skin becomes thin and stretched out
  • Sags under the lower eyelid eye much like a drape
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How is an Eye Bag and Malar Festoon Surgery Performed?

Each patient’s surgery is customized dependent upon the severity of the bags and/or festoons. Dr. Chernoff will often use a combination approach to obtain optimal results. He customarily uses laser along with a secondary technique using radio frequency (RF) energy safely heats and shrinks the tissue. This approach not only removes the underlying excess tissue and fat that causes the eye bag and/or festoon, but also helps to shrink the tissue over time to improve the under-eye skin tone and quality.*

Patients can expect a short period of minimal swelling and bruising. You must carefully follow all instructions provided by Dr. Chernoff in order to achieve the best results possible. He will advise you as to when you can return to your normal lifestyle and exercise routine.

Preparing for Eye Bags Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.

What Results Can You Expect After Your Eye Bag and Malar Festoon Surgery?

Eye bag and malar festoon patients desire cosmetic surgery because they often feel they looked older. The festoons can change a person’s appearance making them look tired. Patients can expect a significant reduction in their under-eye bags and a refreshed more youthful-looking appearance.*

After Your Eye Bags and Malar Festoon Surgery

Following your eye surgery, Dr. Chernoff and his dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your eye rejuvenation procedure. Following Dr. Chernoff’s post-surgery instructions is important as you will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising and managing any discomfort.

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their eyebrow lift can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.

Why Dr. Greg Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence for Your Eye Bags and Malar Festoon Surgery?

When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your facial cosmetic surgeon. You only have one face and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.

At Dr. Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

You can trust your eye bags and malar festoon surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

Following your surgery, Dr. Chernoff and his dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your specific procedure. Following Dr. Chernoff’s post-surgery instructions is important as you will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising and managing any discomfort.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.