Treatment for Festoons Under Eyes?
- Asked by lumpycat in Gold Coast
- 4 years ago
I have festooning under my eyes -- big, loose bags across the cheek bones. Some days, the bags are almost unnoticable, some days I look deformed. What is the cause and what is the cure? What is the risk and what is the cost?
Festoons in a lumpycat?
I'm guessing you are not a 70+ year old man? pity. the treatment in that age group is simple excision with excellent results. they are the result of fluid accumulation in the recess of Eisler. the triangular floor of the orbicularis oculi muscle. lower lid bleph is the traditional treatment with muscle suspension usually added. but be warned results not always ideal as the physiology is not cured and the recess is lifted but generally not obliterated. good luck
Festoons under the eye
Need an exam to be sure...
An examination would be necessary to be sure of exactly what is causing your problem, but if you have true festoons, these are caused by redundancy of the orbicularis occuli muscle (the muscle responsible for closing your eyes and producing a squint).
The only way to improve true festoons is to surgically trim the redundant muscle and skin. The surgery is relatively simple and quick, and usually done as an outpatient.
I recommend you find a surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and visit for a consult.
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