Am I a good candidate for Blepharoplasty lower eyelid surgery? (Photos)
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Lower lid hollowing
You will need upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Avoid lower eyelid surgery
I would recommend a small amount of filler to each lower eyelid/cheek junction. The goal is to give you a natural look. Fat removal will leave you hollow and will worsen over time. Good luck!
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You are absolutely a poor candidate for lower eyelid surgery.
Thank you for your question. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty is used to remove bags from below the eyes. I don't see any prominent bag over your lower eyelid. I do see excess upper eyelid skin. This is treated with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty.For more information please see the enclosed video.
based on the photographs you posted it looks like you have some cheek volume loss and deep tear troughs. I would be curious to know what filler you have tried and what you did not like about it. fat transposition blepharoplasty may be an option but would advise to have a detailed discussion with an experienced eyelid surgeon about your goals and expectations.
Blepharoplasty Vs Facial Fillers to Revitalize the Cheek and Eyelid junction:
Eyelid surgery is best for those with extra lid skin and fat. You do not appear to have these in the area of your lower lids. However, facial fillers will assist in taking the hollow or sunken look away from the lower lid and bone junction. Fillers such as Radiesse and Voluma when properly placed in the cheek area will lift and contour the concave or sunken areas of the face. Fillers should not be placed in the eyelid or above bone of the orbit or rim. Facial fillers when properly and artistically placed enhance the contour and revitalize the mid-face. During your consultation you should look at before and after photos of other patients and get a full understanding of what can be accomplished by the plastic surgeon. Experience with the product being injected and skill in contouring the face with Radiesse and Volume are important in affording you optimal results.
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