Eye Surgery Q&A
|My eyes look tired and old and have dark circles. What can I do?|
|Part of the tired look is when the upper eyelids have excess skin that hangs there. The eyelid fold is poorly defined and it is difficult to place eye makeup. The lower eyelids can bulge due to fat pockets under the skin and the lower lid skin can be wrinkled, with skin that appears dark.
An eyelid lift can help improve most of these findings. An upper lift can remove excess skin and some fat, giving a smoother, youthful look with a better-defined eyelid fold. On the lower eyelid, removal of fat pockets and tightening of the skin can greatly improve the tired, bag look. The dark circles, which are partly due to shadowing are improved with removal of the bags and wrinkles. Some pigmentation changes can be further lightened with skin care products.
The key to achieving a patient's desired look, is understanding what the patient is hoping for and designing a sound surgical procedure. If you want to know if your surgeon is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, call 1-888-4-PLASTIC.