My eyes within the past 2-3 months have become extremely swollen underneath. What in the world can I do to fix this? (photo)
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Under eye swelling
Although your posted picture is of quite poor quality, it appears that you have some prolapse of lower eyelid fat. This happens with aging and can be worsened with fatigue, stress, other medical problems (like thyroid dysfunction). Given your age and good quality of lower eyelid skin, a transconjunctival (incision from within the lower eyelid) lower eyelid blepharoplasty with conservative excision of fat and possibly fat re-positioning would greatly improve the contour and appearance of the lower eyelids. Weight loss can make the lower eyelids look more hollow but if you lost volume in your cheeks, this may make the lower eyelids look more prominent if there was already some fat prolapse. Dehydration would cause things to look more sunken and not swollen. Good luck!
Swollen under eyes is fat
The quality of the posted image is very poor.
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Great to hear your question. I lived in Louisville for three years so nice to hear from a local.So almost certainly what is happening is that you have lost volume from your cheeks. This combined with a little descent (drooping) of your cheek fatty pads leaves your lower eyelid looking exposed and empty. We call this tear trough deformity. The net can show you exactly what I mean. I bet it looks much better when you smile a full smile. My advice would be to first consider cheek filler to refill the tear trough. This works very well as a solution. There is undoubtedly a small element of eye lid bagginess too but I strongly suspect the tear trough is at fault. Hope that helps. Adam Goodwin
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