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Bags

Bags

Bags are folds of skin or subcutaneous tissue.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptom of bags is their appearance which is considered unsightly.

Who is affected?

The problem essentially affects old people.

Bags only rarely appear in young people: certain diseases such as thyroid gland diseases (Graves disease), congenital diseases and smoking are however predisposing factors.

What are the causes?

Bags under the lower eyelids are often the consequence of skin aging: the skin fibres lose their elasticity and the skin becomes more flaccid. The collagen fibres simultaneously soften which causes fatty fibres (normally found in the eyeball) to protrude forwards. In younger people, bags are often caused by fat protruding and there is very little excess skin.

What is the evolution?

Over time, bags gradually deteriorate.

How is it diagnosed?

Bags are diagnosed by a clinical examination by an ophthalmologist.

How can it be prevented?

Lubricating ointments, certain massages are the best prevention.

how to treat it?

    Introduction

    Treatment by blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids

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