I have very deep noticeable circles under my eyes. I would like blepharoplasty to remove them. If I just get my lower eyelids done, will my eyes be covered for any time afterwards? How much time does it take to be completely healed?
Briefly, no, your eyes will not be covered (even if you also had your upper eyelids done, and there should be minimal evidence of bruising by one week). First, it is important to mention that the “dark circles” beneath the eyes are usually from two causes: 1) fullness in the lower eyelid and 2) shallowness of the area just below the eyelid, sometimes called the “tear trough”. People have varying amounts of each of these and so it is important that your surgeon is experienced in evaluating your individual needs for an eyelid lift. If you have significant deepening of the tear trough area and upper cheek, you would benefit from re-volumizing this area. Re-volumizing is best done with your body’s own filler fat. You can also use synthetic fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, but they rarely last as long as fat, which typically lasts many years. If you have additional questions about fat transfer for rejuvenating the face or eyelid rejuvenation, or if you wish to see before and after photos please follow the links below or e-mail us at any time.
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