Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery? Planning to change my eye shape (Photo)
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Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
All that said, your eyes are not perfectly symmetrical as you have noted. But I am sure you know that very few people have symmetrical features, and there are many celebrities with marked asymmetry who are very attractive. Just do a Google search and you'll see.
If you would like to, you are welcome to come in to our offices for a consultation, or you can seek out another plastic surgeon in your area who enjoys working on eyes and has years of experience. You can use the opportunity to take an objective look at your face, learn what's possible (and not) through surgery or non-invasive treatment, then take some time to think it through.
Eyelid Surgery for the younger patient
- Pigmentation of the lower eyelid can make you look tired or angry. The pigment can be alleviated with skin bleaches like Kojic acid or Hydroquinone. Many of the looks of tired looking eyes can be attributed to this darker color to the skin.
- Depressed tear troughs or sunken folds under the eyelid can be the result of genetics, loss of fat to the area under the eye or cheek sagging. In any case, the best way to treat a depression in this area is with a filler. I prefer fat grafting to this area because it is replacing fat with fat and the color of the fat tends to neutralize any blue color from the surrounding blood vessels for those with thin skin. Other fillers like juvederm or Restylane tend to cause a bluish hue under the skin called the Tyndall effect. The fillers are also a little more stiff and unnatural looking when placed under the thin skin of the lower eyelid.
- Herniated fat from around the eyes can create the bags that so many older people hate. Treatmet for the bags involves removing the fat to smooth out the lower eyelid. While this can be a problem for younger patients, it is more frequently associated with the aging eye.
- Excess skin or crepey skin can also contribute to lower eyelid aging. Surgery to remove the excess skin is simple but I caution that there is always the risk of excessive removal leading to a blood hound look. Care should always be taken to take less than more skin!
I would be curious how many hours a day your are thinking about this.
Lower eyelid retraction giving unhappy eye appearance
Changing eye shape
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