Best approach for chronically/genetically heavy eyes? (Photo)
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Tired and sad appearance of eyes.
Heavy eyelids and best treatment
Thank you for posting your photo. I have a great deal of patients who come to my office for fillers or Botox for this area. In your case I would refer you to an excellent oculoplastic surgeon to help remove some of the excess skin. After the procedure you would be an excellent candidate for some "baby" Botox to remove the fine lines and Belotero under the eyes for the tear trough area if that area was still of concern.
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Thank you for sharing your photos.
Eyelid surgery is a common request for today’s patients. Depending on whether the problem is attributed to the Upper Eyelid, the Lower Eyelid or the Brow and Forehead, the options are different.
Some points to consider include:
Upper eyelid skin excess causing visual obstruction to surrounding features or simply to look better could require a upper eyelid lift or blepharoplasty (with or without removal of the fat bags) to create a more open and appealing eye and return to a more youthful appearance.
In our practice, 50% of patients show concern for the upper eyelid excess particularly along the outer sides of the eye brow. This is called “hooding” and may also obstruct vision but is attributed to “drooping” of the brow and forehead.
If the one or both upper eyelids themselves droop to the point of covering the pupil (black spot in the middle of the eye; it is called “ptosis”. This is a functional problem from trauma, tumor or disease will need an evaluation for proper repair.
Usually, lower eyelid surgery is performed cosmetically to reduce the fat bags which develop under the eyes and / or for the overlying loose or crepey skin.
Lower eyelids which are rounded or loose from the eye itself may contribute to an open but unnatural appearance of the eye region and contribute to irritation, dryness and irritability.
It is best to undergo an evaluation and correct diagnosis of your eyelid concerns with a Board Certified and well experienced Plastic Surgeon or Ophthalmologist. Your desires can be addressed with cosmetic and / or reconstructive surgical and sometimes non-surgical (for example, botox or filler) options.
I hope this was helpful! Good luck and Happy New Year!
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