Is surgery really my only option? (Photo)
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Under eye concerns
Replacing the volume by adding fillers would be a good start, its a non surgical option and would refresh your appearance by decreasing the shadowing in that area and even camouflage some of the fat herniating from the under eye area. Filler options vary from temporary injectables to fat transfer.
Laser skin resurfacing would help tighten some of the skin in that area as well, further improving the results of the filler and lastly, a lower eyelid blepharoplasty would help as well to remove the slight fat herniation you have, but I feel that replacing the volume would be your first and best option.
Options are many
Is surgery my only option?
The question you ask is a very important one. There are multiple choices that are available to you, surgical and nonsurgical. The overlying skin of the upper and lower eyelids can be treated (laser, chemical, etc) as we all have skin changes over time. There appears to be excess skin of bilateral upper eyelids as well as some minor hollowing below along the lower eyelids. For the upper eyelids, surgery can reduce the excess skin. For the lower eyelids one can restore volume with fat or filler and produce a very nice result. Ultimately I would recommend that you consult with a specialist to review the surgical and nonsurgical options available to you. Hopefully this is helpful .
Be healthy and be well,
James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS
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Surgery my only option?
some actinic (sun) damage, and hyperpigmentation. A non-surgical approach could include the right skin care
regimen using lightening agents, and light laser treatment such as IPL or BBL. The use of subcutaneous
fillers, either natural (fat grafts) or manufactured, can also make a difference. The best answer is that 'yes' there are alternatives to surgery. I would discuss these with your local specialist. Best of luck to you.