Latest Trustworthy News from Dr. Mercola - delivered straight to your inbox!

What Causes Your Eyelids to Sag?


This is an older article that may not reflect Dr. Mercola’s current view on this topic. Use our search engine to find Dr. Mercola’s latest position on any health topic.

Numerous theories have been proposed seeking to explain what causes the baggy lower eyelids that come with aging. Now, researchers have determined that fat expansion in the eye socket is the primary culprit.

The study is the first to examine the anatomy of multiple subjects to determine what happens to the lower eyelid with age. It is also the first face-aging study that uses high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.