I am in my mid thirties and my lower eye bags had become more pronounced in the last couple of years. I consulted with a few doctors in my area to fix the problem. One doctor suggested fillers, but I didn't want to do the costly and frequent upkeep. The doctor I chose for my surgery recommended lower transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This seemed like a good option to me because the results would be lasting. This doctor is well regarded and I felt comfortable with his advice. I also viewed before and after photos. During my consultation he explained that hollow, sunken eyes could be a complication of overcorrection.
I thought he would avoid aggressive fat removal since he seemed to understand the problem of overcorrection. However, at 3 weeks post-op my results are really uneven. With the proper overhead lighting my eyes look ok. But with dim lighting or lighting from the side (such as a lamp next to the sofa) my right eye looks horrible. It appears he was too aggressive and a large crater has formed in the right eye corner (left in photos). When I smile there is a black shadow around my eye. My left eye still looks ok. I'm very upset about my results. I am already researching ways to correct the corner of my right eye.
At 3 weeks post op it is so sunken in. I'm afraid it could sink even more over the next few weeks. I'm hoping the left eye doesn't sink in as well. My doc is out of town right now and I won't have another follow up for a few weeks. I'm hoping the eye crater can be temporarily treated with filler while I find a more lasting treatment. I'm feeling discouraged because fat grafting seems to get mixed results and I'm not even sure if it can be used in the outer eye corners. At this point I'm just praying that my eyes can be fixed and that this surgery wasn't the biggest mistake of my life. Has anyone had filler or successful fat grafting in the outer eye corners?