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Under Eye Filler vs Under Eye Surgery in Tampa
One of the most common reasons I see patients is for lower eyelid concerns. Patients come in complaining of hollowness under the eye that can give a tired appearance. This can impact younger and older patients.
What causes the dark circles under the eyes?
Dark circles under the eye can be caused by shadow effect. It can also be caused by pigment deposition in the skin. The shadow effect is more easily corrected the superficial pigment is not.
What is the shadow effect?
Our eye sockets have fat in them to cushion the eyeball. As we get older the septum which holds the fat in the socket gets weaker, and the fat herniates out. This creates a bulge and a shadow underneath it. At the same time aging results in deflation and descent of the cheek. This exposes the bone that is normally covered by this cushioning. This creates the hollow appearance.
What are the treatment options?
In general there are 2 treatment options for patients who have under eye hollowness, surgery or filler.
What does filler do?
Filler is placed in the hollow area in between the fat that has herniated out and the cheek. This smoothens the transition between the lower lid and the cheek. It can last about 1 year. This can be done in the clinic.
What does lower eyelid surgery involve?
Surgery involves an incision on the inside of the eyelid and the excess fat is surgically removed. I then take fat from your body abdomen or lateral thighs and inject that into the hollow areas to build it back up.
Why not use the fat that is removed from the under eye?
Sometimes that can be done, but in general you need alot more fat to build the area up then what you can remove from the under eye.
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