When the muscles and tissue structures under your eyelids weaken, there is less support for your eyes and this causes bags under your eyes. This may happen because you may: not get enough sleep, not drink enough water, not clean your eyes well, smoke too much, drink too much alcohol, use too much makeup, stay in the sun too much, consume too much salt, or you may be getting old. It may be a hereditary condition as well.
If you are considering getting surgery, you should consider finding the cause of your eyebags and making lifestyle changes to get rid of them. Simultaneously, you should try home treatments. Ice packs and cucumber slices work well for cooling the area and reducing blood flow. Caffeine works as well as it is a vasoconstrictor and constricts the blood vessels in the eye area. Noninvasive solutions similar to scar treatments can smooth the area. Fillers, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels are all good methods.
If all treatment fails to work, surgery is always a choice. The procedure in which the lower eye gets a lift is called a blepharoplasty. Before the surgery, an anesthesiologist will apply local anesthesia and may possibly give sedative medications. During the surgery, the surgeon cuts open the creases of the eyelids and removes all excess fat. Immediately after, the surgeon will apply stitches.
The side effects of any of these procedures include:
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision
- Watery eyes
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