Procedure Lower Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) With Tear-Trough Implant and Fat Re-draping
Location Austin, TX
Procedure Length 45 minutes
Anesthesia IV Sedation
Cost $$
Down Time 1 day in public with sunglasses, 10 days without
Longevity Lifetime
Risks Numbness, Asymmetry, Eye Injury, Infection
Benefits Happier, Rested, Younger Appearance
Alternatives Injectable Filler (Restylane), Fat Transfer, Nothing
Problems Cured Hollowing and Dark Circles Under Eyes
Procedure Performed By Louis W. Apostolakis, MD, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Commonly Combined Procedures Upper Blepharoplasty (Eyelids), Facelift, Browlift, Skin Resurfacing

The lower eyelid cheek junction, known as the tear-trough, is a common area of dissatisfaction. The appearance of dark circles is in large part due to shadows cast into this depression. The sunken area creates a tired, unhappy appearance. The condition often exists in young and old, but younger people with an otherwise brighter appearance tend not to notice it as much. It is a result of deficient skeletal support and overlying sunken soft tissue which may worsen with age.