3 patients. 3 different types of lower eyelid problems.
The lower eyelid area is one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. For some people, lower eyelid problems can be hereditary and appear as early as in their 40s. Puffiness, bags, and thin, crepey-looking skin are among the most common problems for both women and men. An experienced facial cosmetic surgeon will carefully assess each patient’s situation and address their lower eyelid problems accordingly. In other words, there’s no single solution that’s right for everyone.
Here is a brief story of three patients and the lower eyelid area problem and potential solution for each. The goal of all lower eyelid procedures is an entirely natural-looking result that leaves the eyes and face appearing refreshed, brighter and younger. Learn more and take next steps to look your very best.
Patient #1: “Like the rest of my family, I have bags under my eyes”
(Age 45) Patients who have “bags” (protruding skin under the eyes) can benefit from lower eyelid surgery. The surgeon gently makes a very thin incision under the lower eyelash to remove the excess fatty tissue and leave the undereye area looking smoother and younger. Dr. Smyth performs all lower eyelid surgeries using local anesthesia, ensuring patients a quicker recovery and eliminating the risks associated with general anesthesia.
Patient #2: “What can I do about all of the extra skin under my eyes?”
(Age 63) Loose, excess skin under the eyes can be quite common as we reach our 50s and beyond. The condition is made worse by sun exposure and smoking. The lower eyelid lift/surgery used to remove bags under the eyes (described above) is also the procedure of choice for removing drooping, under eye skin whose draping effect can be aging.
Patient #3: “The skin under my eyes is sunken in.”
(Age 72) As we get into our 60s and 70s, we tend to lose fat in our face, which can leave some of us with depressions or indentations in the undereye area. Dr. Smyth as well as other leading facial cosmetic specialists may suggest filling these “tear trough” areas with Restylane, a dermal filler specifically formulated for the fine and thinner skin under the eyes. Restylane results typically last one to 1-1/2 years, after which injections can be repeated.
TIP: Whatever concerns you have about your lower eyelid area, be sure your cosmetic surgeon specializes in the face and neck and is highly experienced in performing both surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments (fillers).
Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including lower and upper eyelid surgeries and treatments. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss all of today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490