Puffy Eyes Remedies

The first thing I want to point out is that everyone's body is different. Wouldn't it be boring and bizarre if we were all the same :) So the suggestions I am giving are what has, and has not, worked for me.
I have had what is commonly referred to as puffy eyes or bags under the eyes since I was 26; I am now a 34 year old male in very good shape. I've always taken pride in my appearance, so when I started to have daily baggy eyes, it became a concern to me. Naturally, I searched the internet for resources and suggestions. Most of the one's I found said to try putting ice cubes, cucumbers, tea bags, steak or a cold spoon on the problem area. I even came across a couple of suggestions to try Preparation-H :) I have read that the Preparation-H suggestion was actually dangerous, so don't try that.
Which of these worked and which one's didn't? I should also note that I have tried a number of inexpensive, as well as expensive, creme's that are supossed to help puffy eyes. These creme's are usually found at pharmacies and online health and beauty websites. None of these creme's helped me one bit. What has worked best for me is tea (black tea) bags.
What you do is boil water and put 2 tea bags in like you would if you were going to make tea. After brewing for 5 minutes, take the tea bags out...ring out the liquid...and now put them in the freezer. You need to have them cool, but not frozen. I say keep them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Now lay down and apply the tea bags over the puffy areas under your eyes.
I try to leave them on for 15 minutes, turning them over 1/2 way through. After, make sure you rinse off any residue with a cold damp tissue or face cloth.
I find this has helped reduce puffiness, but is no cure. I am strongly considering seeing a certified Plastic Surgeon to get a professional opion on how to more permanently get rid of the excess fat under my eyes.
Puffy Eyes