Eye bags under the eyes most commonly appears as puffiness or swelling. Many people complain of bags under the eyes and their appearance is due to the ageing process. Many people may develop a loss of self-confidence when they get eyebags. Fortunately, here at Centre for Surgery, we have a range of effective treatments designed to get rid of eyebags including tear trough filler, AccuTite and eye bag removal surgery.
What are the causes of eye bags under the eyes?
The most common cause of eye bags is the natural ageing process. As we get older, the skin and soft tissue around the eyes begin to thin due to a loss of the protein collagen. The supporting muscles also begin to weaken and stretch. Fat pads are normally found within the lower eyelids and act as a supportive scaffold to ensure the proper functioning of the lower eyelids. When this fat becomes displaced, it may cause the lower eyelids to appear more swollen and puffy. The area immediately below the eyes may also become swollen as a result of fluid accumulation making the appearance of swelling appear worse
Eye bags also develop in people who do not get enough sleep, smoke and drink excessive quantities of alcohol and eat a diet high in salt. Excessive amounts of time spent in the sun may also result in sun damage and the premature appearance of eye bags under the eyes. Women who fail to adequately remove make-up before going to bed may develop localised skin irritation of the thin skin beneath the eye and this may increase the risk of developing bags under eye bags. Certain types of allergies may increase the risk of localised swelling of the islands which may weaken the skin and result in the appearance of eye bags. Many people may be born with eye bags and this is linked to genetics.
Although bags under the eyes do not interfere with vision, in certain cases, under-eye bags may develop as a result of localised infection or other generalised medical problems. A clinical assessment from a specialist medical consultant will help to determine the cause of the under-eye bags.
What is the best way to get rid of eye bags from under the eyes in men?
Men are just as likely to develop eyebags as women and there are a number of practical interventions that men can carry out to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags. Making healthy lifestyle changes including reducing alcohol intake and quitting smoking are excellent first steps. Men should also ensure they get a good night’s sleep and try to maintain a healthy and nutritious diet with plenty of water to keep themselves hydrated. Although these are sensible lifestyle recommendations for anyone, any improvement in the appearance of under-eye bags should be viewed as temporary.
We would recommend avoiding any products which are advertised online that claim to reduce the appearance of puffy areas under the eyes. There are countless lotions and creams which are not inexpensive and in most cases, fail to produce noticeable results.
What is the best way to permanently remove bags under eyes?
We would recommend eyelid surgery as the best treatment to permanently get rid of eye bags. Eye bag removal surgery is suitable for both women and men of all ages.
What is the best treatment for eye bags?
Eye bag removal surgery involves making incisions beneath the lower eyelid followed by the removal of displaced fat pads and the removal of excess skin. The incisions are then closed with dissolvable stitches and the surgeon takes great care to position any scars in the natural skin folds of the lower eyelid.
Centre for Surgery is renowned as a centre of excellence for eye bag removal surgery and our surgeons carry out many of these types of procedures each year. The procedure takes approximately 90 minutes to carry out and patients will be able to continue their recovery at home later the same day. Studies have shown that day case surgery results in better surgical outcomes and a lower risk of complications occurring including wound infection. You will be reviewed by a member of our nursing team approximately five days after your procedure for a review of your incisions and to give postoperative advice to ensure you get the best recovery after your eye bag surgery.