I feel like my eyes make me look tired and old and I really hate my dark circles. What can I do to make my eyes look young again?
It sounds as if you are primarily referring to your lower eyelids. Lower eyelids tend to look tired and have dark circles when they either have fat which has protruded from the orbit or more likely a combination of that as well as a deficiency of upper cheek volume. Deficiency of upper cheek volume with or without the upper orbital fat protruding leads to a dark shadow under the eyes. Lower eyelids can be rejuvenated by removing orbital fat if necessary and adding volume to the orbital groove therefore enhancing the convex appearance of the upper cheek. We use fat transfer to accomplish this result. Facial fat transfer is an minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure which allows us to sculpt and restore the face to its natural youthful beauty. The results are natural and long lasting because the patient’s own tissue is used. During a facial fat transfer, fat is first harvested from a fattier area of the body, such as the abdomen or hips through a gentle suctioning technique then transferred int o the areas of the face in which this restoration is needed.
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