I am male, 55 years old and have a tired appearance most of the time.

Question:

I am male, 55 years old and have a tired appearance most of the time. I believe it is due to permanent circles under my eyes. I have been looking into blepharoplasty. It looks like you remove the fat that is causing the circles. But wouldn’t that create loose skin? Do you remove some skin as well?

Answer:

Blepharoplasty is somewhat of a generic term which has to do with the surgical correction of aged-appearing eyes. Every patient is different and in some patients there is excess fatty tissue whereas other patients primarily have excess skin. Additionally, some patients have a considerable amount of volume loss of the upper cheek and lower eyelid area. Nonetheless, the most successful blepharoplasty takes all of this in consideration and use an approach that tailors the process to the individual. Our goal is to leave patients with a much less-tired, rested upper and lower eyelid. It is important that patients understand that we are not able to give them a 25 year-old set of eyes but an appearance where they look less tired and great for their current age. Posted by Dr. Williams