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I have fat pads under my both eyes and on the cheek. How to get rid of it? Please help.

Dr. Emad Mohammed 88% (106 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Kindly get it checked by a general physician. And get your lipid profile done, to check wether you have high cholesterol problem.
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Heavy Eyes - Initial Signs Of Aging!

Dr. Pankaj Mehta 90% (11 ratings)
MCh Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Heavy Eyes - Initial Signs Of Aging!

The skin around the eyes is usually one of the first areas to show signs of ageing. There are four noticeable changes that occur around our eyes as we get older. These are:

  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Eye bags
  • Puffiness
  • Scleral show - when the lower white portion of the eyeball is excessively visible. 

There are many causes for these conditions and they affect each person differently. While some people show signs of ageing early, others continue to look youthful for longer. Let's take a look at four common causes for our eyes to show signs of ageing. 

Loss of fat and bone tissue
As we age, the fat in our facial muscles begins to clump up and shifts downwards. As this happens skin begins to sag. The loss of fat is also accompanied by a loss in bone tissue. This makes the skin under the eyes sag further as they lose their underlying support. A loss of fat and bone tissue also leads to hollow surfaces on the skin which results in dark circles.

Loss of collagen
Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its strength and structure. It is also important in the production of new skin cells. Collagen production is affected by a number of factors such as exposure to UV radiation, smoking and high sugar intake. While these are controllable factors, one uncontrollable factor that affects the production of collagen is ageing. As the number of candles on our birthday cakes increases, the production of collagen reduces. With the loss of collagen, the skin becomes thinner and veins become more visible. This also results in a thinner epidermis that makes fine lines appear and causes wrinkles around the eyes. 

Loss of elasticity
Along with collagen, the other protein responsible for the firmness of the skin is elastin. Elastin helps the skin return to its original state after being stretched or pinched. As we grow older, the production of elastin is also reduced. This loss of elasticity is visible around the eyes as the skin begins to droop. The eyelid muscles are also one of the most used muscles in our body. We use them unconsciously every time we open and close our eyes, squint, wink etc. As the amount of elastin is reduced the eyelid skin no longer returns to its normal state every time it is used. Thus it triggers the appearance of crinkly skin around the eyes. 

Weak muscles
Muscles also grow weaker as we get older. This causes the fat sacks to protrude through the skin leading to bags under the eyes and puffiness. A weak levator muscle responsible for lifting the upper eyelids can also cause the eyelid to appear droopy. 

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My age is 44 years, I have the problem of face that I have puffy eyes. Please tell how to cure, tell any suitable treatment. Is there any laser treatment also for this?

Dr. S.K. Tandon 96% (42758 ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My age is 44 years, I have the problem of face that I have puffy eyes. Please tell how to cure, tell any suitable tre...
Get kft test done and revert reports. Yes laser is done. But first rule out that puffiness is due to any pathology or not. So get kft and bp monitor.
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Hi Sir, My bilirubin level is 1.2. Is that ok. I have swelling under my eyes, My rft also normal. Please help me.

Dr. R K Aggarwal 91% (1548 ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
Hi Sir, My bilirubin level is 1.2. Is that ok. I have swelling under my eyes, My rft also normal. Please help me.
Dear Lybrate user, swelling is not indicative of any disease your all serum test is normal, so do not worry. But you should change your life style take proper rest, proper sleep of 8 hours. Do yoga, ,meditation, morning walk, and some physical activities. And for proper cure, you should take homeopathic treatment and for homeopathic medicines for better result you may contact us.
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What Causes Changes In The Eye With Aging?

Dr. Vikas Verma 88% (11 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery, MRCS-Edinburgh
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
What Causes Changes In The Eye With Aging?

The skin around the eyes is usually one of the first areas to show signs of aging. There are four noticeable changes that occur around our eyes as we get older. These are:

- Sagging upper eyelids
- Eye bags
- Puffiness
- Scleral show-   when the lower white portion of the eyeball is excessively visible. 

There are many causes for these conditions and they affect each person differently. While some people show signs of aging early, others continue to look youthful for longer.

Let's take a look at four common causes for our eyes to show signs of aging. 

1. Loss of fat and bone tissue

As we age, the fat in our facial muscles begins to clump up and shifts downwards. As this happens skin begins to sag. The loss of fat is also accompanied by a loss in bone tissue. This makes the skin under the eyes sag further as they lose their underlying support. A loss of fat and bone tissue also leads to hollow surfaces on the skin which results in dark circles.

2. Loss of collagen

Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its strength and structure. It is also important in the production of new skin cells. Collagen production is affected by a number of factors such as exposure to UV radiation, smoking and high sugar intake. While these are controllable factors, one uncontrollable factor that affects the production of collagen is aging. As the number of candles on our birthday cakes increases, the production of collagen reduces. With the loss of collagen, skin becomes thinner and veins become more visible. This also results in a thinner epidermis that makes fine lines appear and causes wrinkles around the eyes. 

3. Loss of elasticity

Along with collagen, the other protein responsible for the firmness of skin is elastin. Elastin helps the skin return to its original state after being stretched or pinched. As we grow older, the production of elastin is also reduced. This loss of elasticity is visible around the eyes as skin begins to droop. The eyelid muscles are also one of the most used muscles in our body. We use them unconsciously every time we open and close our eyes, squint, wink etc. As the amount of elastin is reduced the eyelid skin no longer returns to its normal state every time it is used. Thus it triggers the appearance of crinkly skin around the eyes. 

4. Weak muscles

Muscles also grow weaker as we get older. This causes the fat sacks to protrude through the skin leading to bags under the eyes and puffiness. A weak levator muscle responsible for lifting the upper eyelids can also cause the eyelid to appear droopy. 
 

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Hi, I am 25 years old female I am unmarried. I have eye bags on my under eyes which looks so bad and m looking aged because of my eye bags. Please suggest to me the treatment what can I do to heal these.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 92% (29277 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
You will need to take proper skin care regimen. Also take proper homoeopathic treatment. You can consult me at Lybrate. Till then take apis mel 30.
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Blepharoplasty - How To Prepare For It?

Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS, Mch (Plastic Surgery), FRCS (UK)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Pune
Blepharoplasty - How To Prepare For It?

The surgical procedure to correct the appearance of eyelids is called blepharoplasty. The correction is done by removing extra skin, fat and muscle that make the eyelids droop.

Uses-

Eyelids start drooping when the muscles supporting your eyelids weaken as you grow older. Excess fat accumulates below and above your eyelids as a result, which leads to eye bags and droopy eyelids.

Besides making you look older than your age, droopy eyelids can also affect your vision. Blepharoplasty can improve your vision and give your eyes a polished look at the same time. Some other benefits include:

  • Excess deposits of fat that make eyelids look puffy are removed with the help of blepharoplasty.

  • Eye bags are reduced.

  • Drooping eyelids which end up revealing the sclera (the white part in your eyeballs) are fixed.

  • Fine wrinkles and excess skin around lower eyelids are corrected.

Blepharoplasty is usually combined with procedures such as skin resurfacing, face-lift or brow-lift.

Risks-

Blepharoplasty, like every other surgical procedure, has certain risks, which include -

  1. Bleeding and infection

  2. Irritated, dry eyes

  3. Trouble closing eyes and other associated problems

  4. Prominent scarring

  5. Eye muscle injury

  6. Skin discolouration

  7. Follow-up surgery is needed

  8. Short-term blurry vision, or in unusual cases, loss of vision

  9. General risks associated with surgery such as blood clots, anaesthetic reactions, cardiac and other coronary problems.

Preparation-

Before the surgery can be scheduled, a surgeon and ophthalmologist will be consulted to record your medical history and discuss your expectations about the surgery. Then, before the procedure can begin, the following steps will be followed:

  1. First, you will be examined physically; your doctor will test your tear ducts and take measurements of your eyelids.

  2. Second, your eyes will be examined and your vision will be tested.

  3. Lastly, your doctor will take photographs of your eyes which will facilitate and guide him/her through the course of the surgery.

Results-

The effects of blepharoplasty are long-lasting and the corrections are permanent. Durable sun protection of the eyes helps in maintaining the corrections made.

Although, you can get excellent results from one surgery, sometimes you may need multiple procedures to achieve the desired look.

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Is it safe to take homeopathy medicines containing alcohol? Most of them showing 90% /80% alcohol? As I have puffy eye bags so is it same as normal alcohol which is dangerous? I am a student and so need your guidance.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 93% (38254 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Is it safe to take homeopathy medicines containing alcohol? Most of them showing 90% /80% alcohol? As I have puffy ey...
It is safe to take homoeopathy medicines containing alcohol. Although most of them showing 90% /80% alcohol it is the only potency and will not show the effect as you are taking the normal alcohol
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Blepharoplasty - How To Get Ready For It?

Dr. Geetika Paliwal 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS General Surgery, MCh Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
Blepharoplasty - How To Get Ready For It?

The surgical procedure to correct the appearance of eyelids is called blepharoplasty. The correction is done by removing extra skin, fat and muscle that makes the eyelids droop.

Uses-

Eyelids start drooping when the muscles supporting your eyelids weaken as you grow older. Excess fat accumulates below and above your eyelids as a result, which leads to eye bags and droopy eyelids.

Besides making you look older than your age, droopy eyelids can also affect your vision. Blepharoplasty can improve your vision and give your eyes a polished look at the same time. Some other benefits include:

  • Excess deposits of fat that make eyelids look puffy are removed with the help of blepharoplasty.

  • Eye bags are reduced.

  • Drooping eyelids which end up revealing the sclera (the white part in your eyeballs) are fixed.

  • Fine wrinkles and excess skin around lower eyelids are corrected.

Blepharoplasty is usually combined with procedures such as skin resurfacing, face-lift or brow-lift.

Risks-

Blepharoplasty, like every other surgical procedure, has certain risks, which include—

  1. Bleeding and infection

  2. Irritated, dry eyes

  3. Trouble closing eyes and other associated problems

  4. Prominent scarring

  5. Eye muscle injury

  6. Skin discolouration

  7. Follow-up surgery is needed

  8. Short-term blurry vision, or in unusual cases, loss of vision

  9. General risks associated with surgery such as blood clots, anaesthetic reactions, cardiac and other coronary problems.

Preparation-

Before the surgery can be scheduled, a surgeon and ophthalmologist will be consulted to record your medical history and discuss your expectations about the surgery. Then, before the procedure can begin, the following steps will be followed:

  1. First, you will be examined physically; your doctor will test your tear ducts and take measurements of your eyelids.

  2. Second, your eyes will be examined and your vision will be tested.

  3. Lastly, your doctor will take photographs of your eyes which will facilitate and guide him/her through the course of the surgery.

Results-

The effects of blepharoplasty are long-lasting and the corrections are permanent. Durable sun protection of the eyes helps in maintaining the corrections made.

Although, you can get excellent results from one surgery, sometimes you may need multiple procedures to achieve the desired look.

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Past 7 days in morning I wake up with puffy eyes I am high bp patient on medicine telmikind am is puffy eyes sign of medicine reaction?

MBBS, Diploma Emergency medicine
General Physician, Patiala
Past 7 days in morning I wake up with puffy eyes I am high bp patient on medicine telmikind am is puffy eyes sign of ...
Gudmrng, Sorry to hear about your problem It could be due to many reasons kidney problem liver problem heart problem medicine allergy for further help you can consult me online thanks.
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