This forty-eight year old woman came to my office to discuss treatment of the “bags” under her eyes. Her pre-operative photographs demonstrate her excellent skin quality and a vibrant youthful shape of her eyes. However, we readily see the bulges of the lower eyelid which also highlight the junction between her lower eyelid and her cheek. These bulges result from excess fat in the lower eyelids.
During our pre-operative consultations we discussed eyelid surgery. As with all cosmetic surgery, one wants to leave alone what is good and treat only what is not attractive. Therefore I recommended to this patient that we only remove the excess fat from her lower eyelids. Her post-operative photographs demonstrate the improved contour of the lower eyelids and the blending of the lower eyelid with the cheek. She looks much more rested and youthful following her surgery.