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Defy Ageing: How You can Avoid Unwanted Under-eye Bags

by Tanya Thomas on  August 14, 2008 at 9:58 AM Anti-Aging News   - G J E 4
 Defy Ageing: How You can Avoid Unwanted Under-eye Bags
If you've ever wondered what causes those pesky under-eye bags, a new study can now explain it all to you.
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The study examined why lower eyelids get bulgy with age by looking at the faces of people in three different age groups (12 - 29 years old, 30 - 54, and 55 - to 80) via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

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In the research, plastic surgeons discovered that while the rest of the face loses volume with age; lower eyelids actually get fatter. 

This significant increase in orbital fat is the primary cause of under-eye bags. 

Previous studies have hypothesized that the "bags" were caused due to swelling from fluid build up or sagging/drooping of the eyelid/upper cheek area. 

The latest study confirms that excision or removal of the fat, during eyelid surgery, not just repositioning, plays a clear role in the treatment of under eye bags. More than 240,000 eyelid surgeries were performed in 2007, according to ASPS statistics. 

Source: ANI
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