It is not uncommon to wake up with slightly swollen or puffy eyes. For many, they will subside fairly quickly, allowing you to go about your day. For others, these “bags” stick around throughout the day and can be a source of frustration or even embarrassment. Bags under your eyes can be caused by a number of factors including fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes or simply the natural aging process. But while developing them may be inevitable for some, that’s not to say you have to live with them. Novomed clinicians can work with you to establish the root cause of your puffy eyes and recommend the most suitable method of treatment. For some, this will be a non-surgical procedure such as fillers. For others, surgery is the best plan of action. The surgery, known as a blepharoplasty, is a relatively minor procedure with an average recovery time of less than two weeks.