I do not have fat deposits just loose skin and hollowness. I am 57. Photos included. Scheduled to have upper and lower eye surgery this Friday (1/3/14) as well as CO2 Fraxel Laser.
I am having second thoughts on the lower eye surgery. Do I need it? (Photos)
Doctor Answers (5)
Do I need lower eyelid surgery?
Based on the limited photos that you provided, you can cosmetically improve the eyelid appearance with an upper and lower eyelid surgery. However, only you can determine if the lids bother you enough to cosmetically improve them with any procedure. Since the proposed procedures are elective, if you are ambivalent you should not undergo any procedure until you are sure that you want to proceed with it.
Following the advice of anyone who would presume to tell you what to do based on limited 2 dimensional photos without taking a full medical history, examining you, feeling and assessing your tissue tone, discussing your desired outcome and fully informing you about the pros and cons of each option would not be in your best interest. Find a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with and one that you trust and listen to his or her advice. The surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
I am having second thoughts on the lower eye surgery. Do I need it?
Only you can determine if you are a candidate. The posted photos say YES! But you need to decide if you want to proceed..
I think that you should do well with the appropriate blepharoplasty.
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I do not know the financial agreement you have entered with your potential surgeon.
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