Eye bags have become a common issue for many people. These do not depend on age differences. There are several reasons for under-eye bags. Before going to the reasons let’s see the procedure of under-eye bags surgery. 

Lower Blepharoplasty is the cut under-eye bags (ตัด ถุง ใต้ ตา, which is the term in Thai) surgery is usually done to lift eyelids. This surgery is usually done to remove excess eye tissues.

The procedure of cut under eye bags surgery is as follows:

  1. Anaesthesia: This is the first step followed in eye surgery. General anaesthesia or local anaesthesia procedure is used for the eye surgery.
  2. Incision: In this step of the surgery the below part of the lower eyelashes is cut to remove the excess fat.
  3. Closing: Stitches or glue is used to close the incision.
  4. Recovery: After the surgery, it usually takes 10 to 11 days for recovery but the patient is discharged on the same day.

Here are a few reasons that cause eye swelling for under-eye bags:

  • The tissues around the eyes weaken as you age. Mainly the muscles that support the eyelids also weaken causing eye bags.
  • The fat helps the eye move to the lower part and makes the eye look fluffy and bulk. 
  • A fluid may pile-up in the region below the eye causing a swell. 
  • Serious issues for eye-swelling.
  • Salty meals often lead to fluid retention which causes eye-puffiness.
  • Another serious reason for eye swelling is lack of sleep.

Lack of Sleep

Lack of sleep is the key reason for eye swelling. Hectic schedules, untimely working hours, smartphone usage has reduced people’s sleeping time. Youngsters and working people have stopped taking proper sleep. 

Lack of sleep not only causes eye swelling but also some other serious issues like headaches and much more. Allergies can also be a reason for eye swelling. A few allergies that cause eye swelling are:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Pollution
  • Animal fur
  • Chemicals

Smoking can also cause eye swelling. Cigarettes, shisha, or cigars irritate eyes and cause puffiness. Even third hand and second-hand smoke cause puffiness. Under-eye swelling can be caused due to eye infections also. Here are a few infections that cause eye swelling or puffiness. 

Pink Eyes:  Pink eyes are often called conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an infection caused due to bacteria. Viruses and chemicals can also cause pink eyes.

Stye: The Stye infection that usually takes place in the tear gland and eyelash.