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Periorbital puffiness: How to get rid of eye bags

Bags and puffiness under the eyes is usually nothing to worry about, but they can cause low confidence and make you look much older than you actually are. 

September 29th, 2023 |Ask an Expert

When it comes to eye bag treatments, is it best to opt for topical creams and try get more sleep, or is cosmetic surgery the way forward?

The MYA team are here to give you their tips and tricks on how to get rid of eye bags

What is periorbital puffiness?

Periorbital puffiness (or periorbital edema) is a term used to describe swelling around the eyes. It can appear in one eye or both, on the lower lids and/or the upper lids. 

In extreme cases, puffy eyes can actually affect people’s vision, if too much skin is hanging around the eyes.      

How to get rid of eyebags

Periorbital edema causes

Periorbital edema isn’t usually anything to be concerned about and is typically a result of allergies, poor diet, or lack of sleep. 

If puffy eyes appear due to allergies, you’ll likely experience itchiness and other symptoms of an allergic reaction, so you should contact a medical professional when these start to appear. Most people who suffer from hay fever can get periorbital puffiness during the summer when pollen levels are high. 

However, puffy eyes can also be caused by genetics or ageing, and there isn’t necessarily a way of getting rid of them…or is there?

How to get rid of eye bags

If your eye bags result from lifestyle factors like lack of sleep and an unbalanced diet, it’s recommended you make the relevant changes before considering surgery.  

However, if you’ve developed puffy eyes as a result of ageing, skincare products like eye creams and masks can only help temporarily. If you want long-lasting results, eye bag surgery will provide a tighter and brighter look, long-term. 

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Lower blepharoplasty 

Blepharoplasty - also known as eye bag removal surgery - is the process of removing excess skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids.    

Lower blepharoplasty is a solution for periorbital puffiness and creates a much brighter, younger, and more awake appearance around the eyes. 

The main benefit of blepharoplasty is to increase confidence. Many patients who have undergone the procedure have come back to us saying how much more comfortable they feel in social situations. 

But it’s not just for cosmetic reasons that people undergo blepharoplasty. If people struggle with their vision because of saggy or droopy eyelids, eye bag surgery can also greatly improve their quality of life.

Blepharoplasty can also make applying makeup much easier, as the surface is much smoother, allowing the product to sit on the skin rather than settle into fine lines and wrinkles.               

Eye bag surgery at MYA Cosmetic Surgery 

At MYA, we offer blepharoplasty surgery to those who struggle with droopy eyelids and excess skin around the eye area.  

You can opt for upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or a combination, depending on your needs and the look you’d like to achieve. 

To speak to one of our experts and learn more about the procedure, book an eConsult today to chat with us from the comfort of your own home.

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