Q: Eye bag treatment for large under eye bags?
I am 22 years old and my under eye bags are enormous. The bags that I have are below my eyes and I am constantly being told I always look so tired and I am actually well rested. My bags look kind of like sacks of water. I think it is hereditary because my relatives also have these unusually big sacks under their eyes. How can these be removed and is it expensive?
A: The lower eyelid “bags” that you are seeing is actually fat that bulges out from beneath the eye. This typically occurs in older individuals, but there are situations where this occurs in younger people. This is sometimes hereditary, so that’s probably why other family members may have the same condition. In younger individuals like yourself, the operation typically consists of removing some of the fat through a tiny incision inside the eye. Occasionally, some of this fat can be draped to fill in the “tear trough,” a valley that runs from the inside of your lower eyelid towards the face.
Q: Prominent malar bags – How do I remove them?
21, Male, I have prominent malar bags which are very noticeable now and make me look tired and old. This is shattering my self-confidence and as a result I will often not go out at all. I realize I am young however I constantly get depressed when seeing myself in a mirror. Please tell me there is something I can do!
A: Malar bags are very difficult to treat. They are due to fluid retention. The first thing I ask patients to do is to decrease their salt intake. This helps some of them.Occasionally steroid injections can help. Good luck.