Hello, I'm Dr. Stephen Prendiville. I'm a facial plastic surgeon located in Fort Myers, Florida. One of the things I see common in my practice are patients coming in describing issues of looking tired or having people describe them as looking tired. And certainly, the eyes, the area in the upper third of the face, is what conveys emotion. And so, this is an area a lot of people are naturally concerned about, issues regarding self image. And the question also arises, "Is there a way that we can address these concerns without surgery?" The answer is that for certain types of changes that we have, for example, we describe as a teardrop deformity in other words, a sort of hollowing out in the inner aspect of the eyelid, a filler such as Restylane or [inaudible 00:00:46] can be an acceptable thing to consider.

But, for patients who have excess upper eyelid skin, basically, a procedure known as upper eyelid blepharoplasty will be the best choice. It's kind of like taking the pleat out of the trousers, basically, so removing that skin excess and make it look natural. For patients who have what we describe as bags under the eyes, in other words, excess fat, or descent of the cheek area, the best choice is going to be what we describe as a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. And that's a way to, A) reposition the cheek, and B) basically, remove the excess fat and remove a little bit of the skin to achieve more youthful look.

And, this is a procedure I perform many times and generally, eyelid surgery has very high satisfaction rate amongst our patients that helps you look better. Modern techniques tend to make you look more natural. So, if you have any questions, please visit out website at, or you can call our office for consultation, or you can see some of the answers I post on realself. Thank you very much, bye bye.

Tired Eyes Can Be Treated With a Variety of Procedural Options

Dr. Stephen Prendiville discusses the surgical and non-surgical options available to patients with "tired eye" concerns.