It is often said, that the eyes are the gateway the soul. The effects of aging can cause 'bags' around the upper and lower lids. This puffiness around the eyes can make us look older and is also associated with sun exposure. The bulging or hooding of the upper eyelid can also obscure vision as the eyelid gradually moves further forward over the eyes. Directly under the skin of the eyelid lies a muscle, under this muscle is the orbital fat. The bulging or hooding of the eyelids occurs due to these fat deposits moving forward. Looking at the face from the side, it is easy to see how the the proliferation of orbital fat causes the eyelids to bulge forward and create bags. Depending on whether you require treatment on your upper, lower or both lids, your surgeon can perform a blepharoplasty to transform your appearance.