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Eyelid Surgery Santa Barbara

Dr. Sheffield is a prominent Santa Barbara plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Some of our patients have brought forth interesting and detailed questions about upper eyelid surgery, otherwise known as upper blepharoplasty, and eye bags treatment.


:How to Repairs my Hallow/sunken Eyes?

My eyes are so hollowed. i’ve turn 20 and look like in my 40s. i hate this look. i’ve got exam coming up and i can’t focus on it due to my look. i am so embarrassed to go outside or even face my friend. i hate my face. people tell me to be happy but i can’t even after trying so hard because i keep worrying. i tried all home rem ides to solve it. i do have 7.5 to 8 hours sleep. i drink lots water. i think this could be genetic but i really want way out of this problem. please give me some advice.

: Thank you for your inquiry and for posting an image for us to reference to. About your concern, you mentioned that you want to have your sunken eyes improved so that the hollowness is repaired. To start off, we need to get an idea as to what the root of the issue is. Hollowness or sunken eyes may be caused by a number of factors. You are right, it could be genetics, but it could also be lifestyle, age, and environment. That said, your attending surgeon, may need to assess you properly to identify the best treatment for your sunken eyes and hollowness.


Based on the photo that you have provided, I can tell that there is some fat loss on both the upper lid and the lower lid. This fat loss is the reason for the shadowing and irregular contour on the area. Moreover, the purplish hue of the skin surrounding the lids may possibly be caused by heredity. However, I cannot tell for sure since I am only looking at a photo. Generally speaking, there are possible treatment methods that could be used to treat hollowness in the eye area. My preferred treatment method for this would be via dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. These are hyaluronic acid fillers that can help add volume that will result to a natural and smooth skin. Once the hollowness is filled, the dark discoloration may lighten up a bit. It can then be managed using other treatment methods for lightening the skin. Hope this is helpful!


Interested to know more about Upper Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Lift Surgery or Eye Bags Treatment? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for these procedures? Schedule a consultation today for your Santa Barbara plastic surgery!  Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280.

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