Is an Eye Lift or Eye Surgery an Option for Me?

I'm 25 and I have horrible bags under my eyes. I stated noticing them when I turned 18.My mother had the same issue as well a her father. So it's definite that it's hereditary. What I was wondering, with being so young is there an affordable and sufficiently way to cease this issue?

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Is an Eye Lift or Eye Surgery an Option for Me?

 There are a sub-set op patients that have lower eyelid fat bags as early as their teens.  If this is indeed the case, then lower blepharoplasty would be indicated.

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Is an Eye Lift or Eye Surgery an Option for Me?

Undereye bags result from orbital fat pushing forward. The definitive treatment is lower blepharoplasty where some of the fat is removed or repositioned. If you're seeking to avoid surgery, dermal filler can be placed to camouflage the bag and fill in the hollow below the bag. Filler treatments are performed as an office procedure and require 30-45 minutes. I hope this information is helpful.

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Bags under eyes

The only method to definitively help with under eye bags is to correct them surgically.  This would involve removing some of the protruding fat, which would improve the puffiness.  The non-surgical option would involve using a filler, like Restylane, to inject under the bag to improve the appearance.  The result from the Restylane would be temporary and may last a year or a little longer at most.  

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The most affordable way, in the short term, to address the bags is with dermal fillers. This will camouflage the bags for up to a year before needing a repeat injection.

The long term solution would be lower lid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning or excision. This would address the problem for a much longer time, perhaps a decade or more.

So if you are good at saving, it may be a good idea set money aside for a couple of years and have it addressed the one time.

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