American scientists have figured out the real cause of eye bags that appear with aging. It turned out to be a fat expansion in the eye sockets. So far plastic surgeons believed we get baggy eyes because of weakening of eye ligaments that hold fat tissue in the eye sockets. That’s why, the present eyelid surgery technique known as blepharoplasty is based upon tightening these eye ligaments.
California University scientists, LA, studied intraocular fatty tissue of 40 people aged between 12 and 80, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The study showed that even tight orbital septum cannot fully prevent the leakage of eye fat we get with age in the under eye area. Relying on the research results, the head of the study Dr. Sean Darcy claims herniated orbital fat excision is no less important than ligament tightening for surgical treatment to banish baggy eyes.
Transconjunctival, or nonsutured, blepharoplasty is recommended for young patients with tight facial tissue. Herniation is removed by incising through the conjunctiva. Classical, or sutured, blepharoplasty is performed through external incisions made along the crease of lower lid below the lash line. Sutures are removed in 4 days.