One Year Post Upper and Lower - Minneapolis, MI

I inherited dark circles under the eyes - not very...

I inherited dark circles under the eyes - not very baggy, but dark. My original consult was for lower only. I decided to do upper and lower. I am really glad I did both - I would not have gotten the results I have without both. The lower is better but I still need makeup to cover up the dark color. The good thing is, there is less area to be covered. The upper has really opened up my eyes in a naturaly way. Not one person has asked me if I had work done; however, many, many people have commented on how young I look for my age (49 at time of surgery). It was a relatively painless procedure but the bruising and swelling was very bad. I needed two weeks to look even remotely normal. I saw people on this site that said they looked good in a few days. That was definitely NOT my experience. I work at home,so that helped. However, my eyes were quite dry and I could not do computer work for quite a while. Overall, the resuls are very natural and lovely.

It has been 3 mo and I still have a pulling from the upper and lower lid surgery most of the time. Is that normal?
I too have dark circles. Do you have any before and after pics to share?

Hi Blue Jay -- Your eye situation sounds a lot like mine, but I didn't realise lower eyelid surgery could help with dark circles (mine are more yellow-y, but it's the same idea). Did you get fat transfer as well, or just bleph? I'd love to see pics too, if you don't mind sharing them.


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