Would Blepharoplasty Result in Scar Tissue Due to a Young Age?
- Asked by Etherealism in North Potomac, MD
- 3 years ago
I would like to get as many opinions as possible, but am very apprehensive about dermal fillers due to the horror stories I have heard about them (though I do know it's not the product, rather the injector!)
Please let me know what my best option(s) is/are for my tear troughs. Thank you, and take care!
Would Blepharoplasty result in scar tissue due to a young age?
If you do anything, find the best, most experienced injector of the lower eyelid area, and have conservative treatment with Restylane. My best advice is leave those beautiful eyes of yours alone!
Age and surgery
I hate to differ with the two prior physicians, but I hate using fillers for the tear troughs in the lower lids. First of all, your photos are poor for evaluating your problem, there are many young people who have prominent fat pockets in their lower lids and they can be easily and permanently taken care of with a small surgery where there is no external incision.
Fillers need to be constantly re-injected into the lower lid area and can give terrible results.
Seek a consultation IN PERSON, with a qualified Plastic Surgical professional and let them evaluate your issue in person.
Tear trough treatments
There is absolutely no way you should or could have a safe lower lid blepharoplasty. You already have some scleral show and your risk of worsening it is huge. Your tear troughs need Restylane and it should be done by an experienced physician injector. Please don't let anyone talk you into a bleph.
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Options for tear troughs
- We do not recommend injections into the tear troughs. There have been multiple complications with this procedure whereby patients look pretty puffy for years on end because the dermal filler has been injected into the orbital fat.
- It is important to identify what is causing the tear trough.
- If there is a double bubble effect created from the fat in the lower lids a simple conservative fat removal can be done through a transconjunctival approach to give a nice new natural contour. This procedure is termed, lower lid blepharoplasty.
- Fat repositioning is also an option to fill in the tear troughs.
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Lower eyelid surgery can be tricky
As you can see your question created a lot of answers because lower lid surgery can be tricky! I would not recommend it for you for all the reasons mentioned above.
On the other hand youth is your best friend at this time and enjoy it as long as you can. Many opportunities for cosmetic surgery will come up early enough!
Blepharoplasty scar tissue result
Fillers as a trial to assess the appearance of surgical eyelid interventions
Conservative and possibly staged injection of Restylane to the lower eyelid and cheek junction is a reasonable option albeit temporary. This would allow you to determine if you like the result. You could then proceed with learning about surgical options for achieving a longer term solution.
Filler is clearly your best option
What you are hearing is the voice of caution. Yes you have an issue: fullness in the lower eyelid and a hollow under the eyes. Your eyes are big. The risk of lower eyelid surgery damaging the muscle the holds the lower eyelids up is huge if an cut is made under your eyelashes to reposition your lower eyelid fat. You could have surgery from behind the lower eyelid to reposition this fat. However, one must always weight relative risks: The punishment must fit the crime. Until about 6 years ago, surgery was really your best option.
However, today it is filling of the lower eyelid hollow with Restylane. I recommend going onto the liquidfacelift.com website to find a qualified injector in your area. Avoid surgery as long as possible.
Web reference: http://www.lidlift.com
Fillers can stave off a blepharoplasty
A tear trough deformity is a hollowing under the eye, near the nose. There are many theories why these occur. They become obvious when fat above herniates out creating a shadow where the tear trough is. Surgically this is treated by taking some of the fat from the eyelid and moving it to the tear trough. For many patients, this hollow area can be filled with a filler such as Restylane and yield excellent results.
The good thing about dermal fillers, especially hyaluronic acid fillers is that if you don't like the result it can be dissolved with an enzyme injection, Vytrase or wait until it goes away. The eyelids are very delicate with thin skin so this treatment should be done by a very experienced physician.
Restylane is great for tear troughs
I do not feel that surgery would help your tear trough unless you had some sort of an implant, which I do not suggest. On the other hand, properly injected Restylane, would help. The advantage of Restylane is that if, for some reason, you are unhappy with the result it can be completely dissolved.
Hope this is helpful.
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