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How do you remove bags from under eyes?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
The most effective treatment for bags under the eyes is surgery to remove excess skin.
In some instances, fillers can be injected below the bags to "lift" the upper cheeks in order to lessen the appearance of bags. Other non-surgical treatments have varying success and are not permanent.

In brief: Surgery
The most effective treatment for bags under the eyes is surgery to remove excess skin.
In some instances, fillers can be injected below the bags to "lift" the upper cheeks in order to lessen the appearance of bags. Other non-surgical treatments have varying success and are not permanent.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Bleph
Usually a lower lid blepharoplasty will remove some excess fat and skin.

In brief: Bleph
Usually a lower lid blepharoplasty will remove some excess fat and skin.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No one answer
There are many techniques to treat the bags under the eyes.
After your surgeon examines you. He can give you your options. I personally remove no skin on most of my patients.

In brief: No one answer
There are many techniques to treat the bags under the eyes.
After your surgeon examines you. He can give you your options. I personally remove no skin on most of my patients.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fat preservation
Lower eyelid bags are a complex problem. Bulging fat from the eye area often looks worse because of simultaneous fat loss along the upper cheek.
The "lost fat" is seen as a v-shaped depression below the bag. Some surgeons remove fat while others "move" the fat - shifting the fat into the area of hollow below. Laxity or inelasticity of the skin can be addressed with laser, peel or skin excision.

In brief: Fat preservation
Lower eyelid bags are a complex problem. Bulging fat from the eye area often looks worse because of simultaneous fat loss along the upper cheek.
The "lost fat" is seen as a v-shaped depression below the bag. Some surgeons remove fat while others "move" the fat - shifting the fat into the area of hollow below. Laxity or inelasticity of the skin can be addressed with laser, peel or skin excision.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty or lower eyelid surgery will remove the bags and excess skin under the eyes.

In brief: Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty or lower eyelid surgery will remove the bags and excess skin under the eyes.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: For beginners, you..
...Don't remove them. Depending on the cause of them, they can be helped by allergy and other chronic disease management, rest, judicious fat transfer, or surgical intervention that includes judicious fat removal and the incorporation of one of the methods of lateral canthal suspension and is often best combined with a brow lift.

In brief: For beginners, you..
...Don't remove them. Depending on the cause of them, they can be helped by allergy and other chronic disease management, rest, judicious fat transfer, or surgical intervention that includes judicious fat removal and the incorporation of one of the methods of lateral canthal suspension and is often best combined with a brow lift.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
It depends on your particular problem. Sometimes bags are caused by excess or protruding fat behind the eyelids.
Sometimes they are due to problems with the eyelid skin. You should consult with an experienced eyelid surgeon to find out what is best for you.

In brief: Varies
It depends on your particular problem. Sometimes bags are caused by excess or protruding fat behind the eyelids.
Sometimes they are due to problems with the eyelid skin. You should consult with an experienced eyelid surgeon to find out what is best for you.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Lower eyelid bags
Non surgical methods are used to camouflage the appearance of bags whereas surgical treatment involves differential treatment of prominent fatty bulges, lax muscles or redundant skin in a procedure called blepharoplasty.
Use of a cheek or "midface" lift may enhance the resutls.

In brief: Lower eyelid bags
Non surgical methods are used to camouflage the appearance of bags whereas surgical treatment involves differential treatment of prominent fatty bulges, lax muscles or redundant skin in a procedure called blepharoplasty.
Use of a cheek or "midface" lift may enhance the resutls.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Blepharoplasty
The medical name for this procedure is lower lid blepharoplasty.
This can be done from inside the eyelid in people with tight skin and muscle but a fair amount of fat (rare). Most patients have some excess skin and muscle, as well as fat, and so an external approach, via an incision just below the lashes, is more common. This is a very common cosmetic procedure and results are quite good.

In brief: Blepharoplasty
The medical name for this procedure is lower lid blepharoplasty.
This can be done from inside the eyelid in people with tight skin and muscle but a fair amount of fat (rare). Most patients have some excess skin and muscle, as well as fat, and so an external approach, via an incision just below the lashes, is more common. This is a very common cosmetic procedure and results are quite good.
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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