I’m starting to notice small bulges beneath my eyes. My Mom had these bags her whole life. Do I need surgery to correct this, and if so, when?
What you’re starting to notice is that the protective fat located around the eyeball is pushing forward as the lower eyelid weakens. This often can be seen occurring within family lines.
The question of whether to have surgery, or not, is a personal one. When only a small amount of this fat is noticeable it’s often camouflaged by placing fillers between the bulge and the bone of the cheek.
When more fat then this is protruding surgery is performed to remove, or reposition, it. Often the skin is also tightened at this time. As with any cosmetic surgery the hands of time are turned back, not stopped. Patients will continue to age after their surgery, younger patients may want to touch up their results about ten years later.