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4 Clear Signs that You Need Eye Bag Surgery

Mrs Nothando (Noni) Zinyemba  |  RGN

Last Updated On: February 2, 2024 | Published On: May 24, 2015

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Our sense of who we are and how we feel closely connected to how we look, and there are often a number of lifestyle choices and activities that take their toll on our body. Our face is the one part of the body that we most identify our inner self with – the way our face looks can tell a story to others around us at a mere glance.

Besides wrinkles, one of the main things that make the face look much older are bags under the eyes. Not only do they add years to our appearance, but they make us seem tired and drained – not exactly the characteristics one would wish to showcase.  Many people struggle with baggy eyes for years, trying all kinds of natural remedies without making any real progress. If this sounds like you, it may be time for eye bag removal.

What is eye bag surgery?

The cause of the unappealing bags under the eyes is loose skin underneath the eye socket, and this can often be coupled with excess skin on the eyelids themselves, which gives a person a droopy look of someone who is constantly sleepy or hung over. Eye bag removal surgery, or Blepharoplasty to give it its official medical name, is a simple procedure that involves removing this loose skin and lasts about an hour. Very fine sutures are used, the healing process lasts a few weeks and there is only some minor swelling to be worried about. All in all, it is quick and easy solution to a common problem, one that causes people a lot of anxiety. Let’s look at some of the unmistakable signs that this type of surgery is what you need.

  1. Your lifestyle is hectic and you don’t sleep much :

Nearly everyone will have a period in their life where they are constantly in a rush, under quite a bit of stress and unable to get much sleep. For some people it’s a matter of days, for some weeks, and some people can even carry on living like this for years. Make no mistake, years and years of sleepless nights and stress will leave their mark on the body, particularly the face, and it’s not something that can be reversed with 20 minutes of meditation every now and then or a few spa treatments.

  1. You’ve tried all the different facial creams and nothing works :

Once the problem has become so apparent and chronic that you are actively looking for the best creams and lotions, there is ironically little that can be done to remedy the problem using non-surgical methods. Proper skin care can help prevent things like bags forming under the eyes, but it only works if you start early on, stay consistent and have a reasonably stress free life on top of it. When the problem keeps occurring and starts slowly getting worse through the years, no manner of cream, lotion or herbal tincture will be able to remove those eye bags.

  1. Eating healthy and avoiding salty foods doesn’t make a difference :

Diet can also play a big role when it comes to the way our face looks. Eating a lot of salty foods causes the body to retain more water, and this in turn can cause the baggy eye effect or aggravate the situation. While switching to a healthier diet can help early on, if you’ve been very careful about what you eat for some time and there is no sign of your eye bags going away, then the only valid option left is eye bag removal surgery.

  1. Baggy eyes run in your family :

For some people, bags under the eyes are not a side-effect of a hectic and stressful lifestyle, and they will appear even when a person gets plenty of rest and leads a relatively healthy life. In such cases there are usually genetic factors at play, i.e. you might just be more susceptible to developing baggy eyes as you age. Needless to say, there are no effective options for a person in this situation other than cosmetic surgery.

People who have been dealing with bags under their eyes for some time, with no sign of the condition ever going away despite a person’s best efforts to deal with the issue, should definitely look into eye bag removal surgery as a highly effective solution. If you have tried everything, and still have a problem with baggy eyes, consult a professional to learn more about this procedure.

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