Non-Surgical Way to Remove Bags
The amount of fat herniation (size of the bags) will determine if there are any options other than surgery. For less prominent bags, a filler can be injected beneath the fat in order to level & blend the bag into the cheek. This should conceal the bag for about 9 months. Surgery may ultimately be required if you want a more permanent solution or if your bags are substantial. Consultation with an Oculoplastic Surgeon in person will better help to inform you of your options & treatment choice.
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Possibly, Restylane can help
If you have deep grooves below the bags, you have what are called "tear troughs." Without surgery, these can be injected with Restylane to fill in the depth of the troughs and disguise the apprerance of the bags. This treatment lastd about one year. Your best advice would be to see a plastic surgeon and ask what your options are.
Nonsurgical Correction of "Some" Lower Eyelid "Bags"
you have a groove in the lower inner corner of your eyelid that makes you
appear fatigued it may be due to a loss of soft tissue volume in your face. Sometimes
the fat pad above this “tear trough” appears to be bulging but in fact it is actually
a “pseudo- bag”. If Restylane, Belotero,
Sculptra or autogenous fat is injected beneath the groove to elevate the “tear
trough” the bulging fat pad will no longer appear like a “bag”. Juvederm should
not be employed as a soft tissue filler
in this area because it produces too much swelling. However, if you have a large
bulge of fat then a modest reduction of that fat can be performed surgically
through an incision in the lower fornix of your eyelid.
Volume Lift can help in a less invasive way
The Volume Lift can be something that can help in a less invasive way. This technique entails volumizing the face with no incisions and is done through small puncture holes that heal essentially imperceptibly. Volumizing is the best way to hide eye bags without the hollow surgical look.
Non-Surgical treatments often not long lasting.
Thank you for your questions. Eye bags are caused by structural deformity of the fat around the orbit. When fat herniates through the membrane of the orbit, it creates unsightly eyebags. By far, the best treatment is surgery. Dermal fillers can help if the deformity is mild, but these dont last and the deformities come back. If cost is a problem, I would recommend doing nothing until you save the funds for surgery. As with most things, the cheapest method is not often the best. Best of luck to you! Dr. Pacella
There is no non surgical way to permanently remove bags from under the eyes that is reliable and safe. As physicians we are always looking for the least invasive, safest way to treat our patients, no matter the problem. Typically as we age we lose elasticity and gain fat. That leads to facial features that we don't want. You need to treat the problem that is causing the bulges (remove fat and tighten sagging lids).
A. Dean Jabs M.D., Ph.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Bethesda MD/McLean VA
Nonsurgical treatment for lower eye bags
I am not aware of any way to actually remove the fat from the eyelid without surgery. However, the eyelid bag can be camouflaged by using a filler and filling the area around the bag to lessen the shadow which makes it so apparent. Sometimes, resurfacing the skin, which allows the skin to tighten, can help lessen the eyelid but this does have some downtime.
Non-surgical treatment to remove under eye bags
The lower lids have 3 small fatty deposits located underneath the lower lid skin and muscle. It is important to make sure all allergies are under control, there's no thyroid issues present, and you have tried a low-salt diet. We do not recommend fillers placed around the fatty deposits, but surgical removal once the above medical reasons have been ruled out. Lower eyelid bag removal it is really a surgical procedure. To remove the bags, a trans-conjunctival approach with the incision placed on the inside of the lower lids is performed. If any excess skin is present , then an external incision at the lash line is used to perform a pinch technique and that incision was closed with tissue glue. For many examples, please see the link below to our eyelid photo gallery
Non-surgical vs. Surgical Treatment of Eyelid Bags
Thank you for the great question. As others have said, there are numerous reasons why the lower eyelid area can make you look tired. Among the most common, however, is shadow and effect caused by an indentation between the lower eyelid and cheek. This is caused by descent of the cheek fat pad as we age, and also by subtle protrusion of the fat bags under the eye. In terms of non-surgical options, fillers (e.g., Restylane) can be a great way to temporarily camouflage the area. For appropriate surgical candidates, I recommend an extended lower eyelid lift with fat transposition -- using your own eyelid fat bags to fill in the hollow area and then removing extra crepey skin. Best of luck moving forward!
It is difficult to tell what you would be a candidate for without examining you or at least looking at some photos. Many patients are scared of surgery and are looking for non-surgical treatments. Restylane injections can help camoflage puffiness and reduce hollowing along the tear trough, which can sometimes dramatically improve the appearance of the under eye area. For the right person this is a great treatment, but it is definitely not for everyone. It works best for patients with relatively mild amounts of excess fat and good skin texture and thickness. The main downside is bruising. Make sure you find someone who is experienced with under eye injections.