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What treatment is there for malar bags?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 09 May 2012


I have malar bags, I am 17 years old. I was wondering about the prices and what kind of procedures there is.

I smoke since I was 11, so I think this could be one of the reasons why I have them. I started noticing them for the past year and I wish I could get rid of them somehow.

Also do I have to be 18 to do the surgery or anything? Or is it ok, as long as I'm with my parents?


The triggering elements for malar bags are not clear, but you may want to consider stopping smoking, as it is better for your health anyway.

There is no optimum treatment for malar bags, and limiting risk factors is an important consideration.

Food allergies have also been described as possible contributors, and in this respect a nutritionist may be able to assist you.

I would not contemplate a surgical intervention for malar bags at your age.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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