I Am 20 and Have Enormous Puffy Bags Under my Eyes. What Kind of Surgery Should I Get?
- Asked by GeorgiaSmith
- 3 years ago
I am only 20 and I have always had horrible dark circles under my eyes. Since 18 I noticed that the dark circles were turning into bags and they are only getting worse, rounder and fattier.My mums family all have horrible big fatty sacks under their eyes. Everybody thinks I am tired when im not and lately I honestly feel like I could pass for 35. I also have bad allergies which make them a lot worse. I am depressed and I just want to look my age. Please help me.
Enormous Puffy Bags under Eyes and Dark Circles requires surgery for effective removal
Even though you are young, surgery is the most effective solution for bags and dark circles under the eyes.
Especially in a younger person you want conservative safe surgery.
Your procedure should be done through a Transconjunctival incision inside the eyelid to avoid a visible scar and avoid a change in your eyelid shape that can happen when an external Blepharopolasty incision is made.
The transconjunctival approach avoids removing skin. In addition the fat causing the bags can be transferred or grafted into the dark circle to plump the depression and remove the shadow causing the dark circle.
The procedure is called a Transconjunctival Belpharoplasty with Arcus Margunalis Release and Fat Grafting.
You can read more about it in the link below.
Fillers if not injected properly can make your Dark Circles under the Eye worse. If you chose this approach find an expert who can show you photos of their results.
Puffy bags in 20 year old
Yes, you DO have puffy bags which could be treated surgically. But surgery is not always the right answer and some times there are complications. I think it would be most prudent for you to consider an under eye filler for now. This may give you the results you are seeking and successfully delay surgery for years.
Web reference: http://kassmd.com
Lower Eyelid Puffy Bag Correction
First and foremost, you need to get your allergies under control. See an allergist if necessary. Once this is done if you still have this problem I would recommend the following treatment of Lower Lid Bags in Young People:
From your description, limited photograph, and young age you most likely have familial fat pad prominence. If this is the case then removing the fat pads from an invisible incision just inside your lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) can remove or reposition your fat pads so that they no longer are bulging
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Transconjuntival Lower Blepharoplasty in a 20 year old
You are an excellent candidate for transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty. The procedure takes under an hour, can be done comfortably under sedation, and yields permanent results with no external or visible incision lines.
Treating under eyelid protruding fat bags
Unlike the other two questions I answered concerning lower eyelid problems, your problem is protruding lower eyelid fat bags-indeed, they appear to be protruding beyond your lower cheekbone which is relatively flat in relationship to your eyeball itself. Because of your unique anatomy any fat that protrudes is immediately visible.
The approach that I would utilize would be a transconjunctival one that utilizes an incision behind the lower eyelid. Through this incision I would reduce the fat. This approach is the safest in terms of avoiding any change in your lower eyelid shape. For the hollows below the fat bag, I would perform fat transfer because, in my hands, it is the safest and most reliable technique in creating a beautifully smooth transition from your lower eyelid into your your cheek itself. Fat transfer can also be added to your apple of your cheek to give it more convexity and protrusion in relationship to the eyeball.
Of course, there are other techniques as mentioned by the other experienced surgeons in their answers to your questions, But I agree with Dr. Seckel's approach below. drhaworth.com.
Under eye bags - There are several options
Based on your photos, it appears you some herniation of the fat in the lower part of your eye socket. You may get some improvement with facial fillers, but a lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat transposition done from an incision on the inside of the eyelid will be the longest lasting option. It will release the tissue holding back the fat so it can move into the groove between the eyelid and cheek. This restores the youthful look of the lower eyelid.
Bags under the eyes at 20
If they are truly enormous at age 20, then this is a hereditary problem and you may have undeveloped bony structure under the lower lids, called the infraorbital rims. The bags, which are pseudo-herniated fat pads can be reduced through an incision inside of the lower lids, and it may be necessary to insert a silicone implant as well. This is very successful in the right patient done by someone who is experienced in the procedure. The implants must be tailored to the patient.
Alternative treatments, much more temporary, would be filling the depression under the bags with a filler or fat grafts. Correcting deficiencies in this area can be extremely satisfying for the patient and doctor. Both reducing the fat "bags" and the implant are permanent, but the trial with the fillers is a good idea to see if this is satisfactory for you. If it is,then athemore permanent solutions mentioned above can be performed.
Under eye bags at 20
You appear from your photo to have excess fat from around your eye which has started to push and hang forward. Although it may seem like a lot, a lower eyelid is a long lasting solution to this problem. As described, the incision can be made on the inside of your lid preventing any scar. You may need some filler/fat as well but I would need to see your entire face for that evaluation. Find someone you trust. Good luck!
Web reference: http://www.vargasfaceandskin.com/
Lower eyelid surgery for bags
I'm sure that your mother would not have passed on her 'puffy eyelid' gene to you if she could have avoided it. You are not too young to have lower eyelid surgery to either remove excess fat or reposition the fat into the crease under the lower eyelid. If you would like to try and mask your bags and avoid having surgery, you can try hyaluronic acid injections such as Restylane or Juvederm. These can fill out the crease and make the bags not look so bad. These are not approved by the FDA for injection into the lower lids but is considered an 'off-label' use and is a very common procedure. Local anesthetic is injected first to reduce pain and limit bruising.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.