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We've all woken up after too little sleep to find puffy bags under our eyelids. But you may find, as you get older, that these puffy bags refuse to go away, even if you've had a full night's sleep. Chances are that your puffy eyelids are an inherited condition that develops as you age and your skin becomes less elastic. At this point, you may wish to consider blepharoplasty at our Philadelphia offices for a solution.
Puffy eyelids are caused by an excess of fluid in the tissue surrounding your eyes. Because the skin around your eyes is so thin, the fluid tends to bulge here. Many people have this happen to them, but when they are young the swelling is not as apparent and tends to go away after a few hours. As you age and your skin gets less elastic, the bags under your eyes stay there.
Fortunately, lower eyelid surgery can help. You can also treat the skin under your eyes with other solutions, including:
However, if the puffy skin around your eyes is noticeable and permanent, you may wish to consider surgical options to remove it. Contact the oculo-facial surgeons at The Morgenstern Center to decide which solution is the best for you.