correction of hollow eyes?

  • auting82
  • 1 year ago

I got pretty severe under eye hollows after a sunburn which bothers me a lot since it has aged my face significantly. I have been researching solutions to this problem online and it seems like its 2 real options, either fillers like Restylane and juvederm or fat grafting. Fat rafting sounds to me like a more permanent solution to this problem then keep injecting fillers under eyes every 6 months to a year. Anyways, I came across Dr Brooke Seckels site where he explains technique of The Arcus Marginalis Release with Fat Grafting, where a whole piece of fat is taken from your body and placed under your eyes to fill the hollows.This is apparaently a better technique the fat injectables that some other surgeons use. Has anybody on the forum heard or knows anything about this type of procedure? Also has anyone here had any procedures done with Dr Seckel? I appreciate greately any relevant information.

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My fat grafting actually gave me similar under eye hollows (plus a whole host of lines and lumps). Even filler by experienced doctors can lead to bumps that look odd. I had a very unhappy experience with injectable fat grafting and would say that whatever you do, just make sure the doctor is very conservative and experienced in the procedure. You can always go back and touch up any area you don't think was filled enough. It's the getting it out part that's tough. The problem is with strip grafting is that it too can lead to unsightly lumps - I saw one example on here. I would imagine since you are a good looking guy and young that a temp filler would be recommended.
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Hello and thank you for the comment. I have done a lot of research about the different methods regarding this type of procedure. What suprises me is that so many board certified expert plastic surgeons have so many different opinions on what technique is the best and safest. I am now in a state of hesitation, because I just cant trust anybody.Seems like everybody is just guessing on whats the best. Fillers seem like a better idea because its reversible, but on the other hand you can get a lot of problems with injecting stuff below your eyes as well.I read many people complaining about tyndall effect which is a permanent or longlasting discoloration after injections.In rare cases also blindness has happened. Many doctors also say its unsafe to inject anything in that under eye area because it a lot of delicate structures that can get damaged. However there is one doctor Dr Brooke Seckel that has caught my attention regarding this issue.He uses a technique called The Arcus Marginalis Release with fat grafting.By cutting the pink area of the inside of the eye with a laser, you achieve a clean cut with no visible scars which heals much faster.He does fat grafting by taking a whoelpiece of fat from your belly and positions it pricesely under the eye.This technique is different from fatinjections and apparaently survival rate of the fatcells is higher resulting in more predicatable results. All this sounds good to me, but what worries me is that I cant understand how you can pricesely place a wholepeice of fatstrand in such a small area so that no bumps and irregularities occur. Also there ae not to many people writing anything about their expiriences regarding this techniques.Also Dr Brooke Seckel has not uploaded enough before/after pictures.I am still thinking, but I must say, it does not go one day that I am not irritated by these under eye hollows.I look at my pictures from a few yers back, and I must say I looked way better before.
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The doctor's technique sounds interesting but it also sounds risky because of the cutting into the pink underside part. That would scare me because that essentially makes it sound an eyelid surgery rather than a less invasive injection. I mean, it may not really be that risky if it's a good doctor doing it, but the risk should be in proportion to the reward you'd potentially get ... I mean, if your eyelids were really sunken underneath and also played a role in ageing you quite significantly I'd say that this procedure might be worth the risk. I didn't even notice your eye hollows, I initially saw someone with a smooth and young looking face. Yes, I would be worried about the precise implanting of a fat strip.. I don't know if they shave it down or what.. I guess this is why the procedure might be better for people with seriously sunken eyelids, because even if they get a slight bump then it may still be worth the tradeoff of looking generally smoother and better. In your case I don't reckon it would be worth it. I had to scrutinise the picture to see the hollows you speak of. You should try the eye filler - even if it doesn't promise such an optimal result, I have still seen dramatic results (on people worse off than you) from fillers, and they even worked on me without lumping - I have paper thin skin. It would be better to get slightly short of perfect than aim for perfect and end up with complications. I reckon this blue tint effect from fillers is fairly uncommon. Believe me, you don't want to be getting any type of surgery on your face at your age unless absolutely 100% necessary... i speak from experience, and I am faced with many surgeries to correct untoward results to not only look my age, but also to look normal and presentable again. Unlike me, it sounds like you've done your research and can see that every doctor says the opposite of another one anyway, perhaps because they might have invented a specific procedure or simply feel more confident in one area over another. Since you look no older than early 20s, I would say definitely stick to fillers. Perhaps the doctor you're interested in will do this for you instead? Lots of people have under eye filler and they are fine.
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I forgot to add... I always had a positive tilt to the underside of my eyes and after fat grafting, I now have a slight white show because the fat grafting did something there, like weighed it down. Now they are rounder despite having never had an eye surgery. You definitely don't want that to happen.
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Thanks alot for the answer...I think I will definately postphone any facialsurgery even fillers.I am just to afraid of getting bad results, and reading your expiriences has made me take a break on this.I might consider fillers in a few years. By the way, I am 31years old, not early 20s ;)
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Wow, surely you must know you look a lot younger than your age. Glad you are being cautious with this, it definitely pays off.
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I too have this problem. Caused by vanity and wanting to be tanned years ago and now I am paying the price! My eyes really bother me but when I think of all these procedures u can have done it really scares me as I watch these program's and things don't always go well and then u end up wishing u just bought a pair of fashion glasses to cover up your bags ha. Good luck.
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Oh goodness, Ima say it-your attractive and shouldn't touch your face. However, I know most ppl are their own worst critics and if you INSIST on doing something, I do not suggest fat grafts. From what i have researched, fat grafts under the eyes usually are aesthetically unacceptable and are near impossible to remove if you do not like the results. For every good review your going to find at least 3 bad ones for this (check this website). As far as fillers-my understanding is Restylane is the safest, but not safe. Under eye area is delicate and there is a large room for error-bumps, irregularities, actually seeing the Resytylane thru the eyelid skin, etc. However, there have been good reviews but you have to see an EXPERT, not just anyone, to do the injections (probably an oculoplastic surgeon). Again, I suggest do nothing but I hope this info helps.
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