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I desperately need orbital rim implants for a negative orbital vector (UK)

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  • 11 months ago

Pictures speak louder than words so please see my pic. I look like some kind of panda. I've been asked if I'm tired, or even straight-up told "you got eye bags". I usually have to make out that I'm tired to save embarrassment rather than admit that I was just genetically made to look like this. No matter how much I sleep, I have what looks like eyebags, although it is a negative orbital vector. Yes, on weekends when I get more sleep, they look slightly better, like 5% better, but whether I sleep for 6 or 13 hours, I look awful, tired, aged, stressed, unhappy. I recently got REJECTED for orbital rim implants in the UK, where I'm from, by two of the top eye bleph docs. I think they're scared of keloiding because I'm of Caribbean origin. I have been looking at Dr Griffin, a black plastic surgeon in the US who specializes in keloid-avoiding techniques, but am looking for other bleph docs in the US too. It looks like the only way I will get this done is by flying out the US. Expensive, but I hate my eyes. I don't even wanna socialize because I look like a tired gargoyle. When I pull the skin near my eyes back, I look like I actually slept. It raises my looks by about a good 1 point (out of 10) which is what I need. Any advice for me? Which US surgeons could help me?

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Dr Kenneth Steinsapir is a very good oculoplastic surgeon that can perform orbital rim . Good luck to you .
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Hi There! I had orbital rim implants about 6 weeks ago (on october 8th) by Dr. Louis Apostolakis in Austin, TX. I am extremely happy with the results. I too was always told by people I looked tired and sometimes, yes, the straight up- you got bags. My dad has the bags, my sister has the bags (although she just scheduled an appt with Dr. Apostolakis to have the same surgery). I highly highly highly recommend him. Once I upload some pictures I can send them to you if you'd like! Good luck!
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Yes, please upload some before and afters. I will check this Dr Louis out. This is gonna cost me so much. Sigh :(
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Hi! I just posted a review- as I couldn't figure out how to post pictures in comments- I'll post a link once it is approved.
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http://www.realself.com/review/austin-tx-eye-bags-treatment-tear-trough-implants
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Thanks for sharing.  Did the UK doctors say why they rejected you as a candidate?  Just wondering if they gave you a clear reason, I know you suspect it is due to the risk of keloid scarring.

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Hi, thanks for replying. They didn't specify but I think I will ask. It will probably take me weeks to get a reply out of Maryam Zamani. It took me weeks just get her to say whether she was willing to operate on me or not. I suspect either Naresh Joshi feared he wouldn't be able to give me the results I wanted via lower bleph and Zamani feared orbital rims would result in keloid scarring. My only hope is to shortlist some US surgeons but I don't know where to begin.
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It would be interesting to hear what their answer would be.  If you find out please let us know.  As far as finding surgeons in the US, you can use our Find A Doctor feature to narrow down some results.  If you find a Doctor who sounds interesting to you, read reviews other Community Members have posted about them (specifically for eyelid surgery) and reach out to them by commenting on their review or sending them a PM (private message).  You might also find this post helpful:

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

I hope that helps, at least until some other Community Members post here.  Good luck to you!

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Thanks for the links Jill81!
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Anytime :)

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