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Treatment for Tired, Puffy Eyes?

Tired, droopy, puffy eyelids are a common complaint of many seeking plastic surgery. However, before proceeding with any cosmetic procedure, a medical evaluation is required.

Puffy eyelids are common with thyroid disorders. It is important that your thyroid hormones are stable before considering any plastic surgery. Allergies are another medical condition which contributes to the appearance of tired/puffy eyelids. Ensure any allergies are controlled as well. Speak to your endocrinologist and allergy specialist before speaking to a plastic surgeon.

Blepharoplasty, cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the US and may be the best treatment option. Blepharoplasty surgery deals with the skin, muscle, and fat of the upper and lower eyelids. Botox Cosmetic is an injection which helps more the Crow’s feet, or fine wrinkles on the sides of the eye. Botox Cosmetic does not help the puffy or droopy eyelids. Resurfacing, laser or chemical peel, is another good option to consider to help with puffy eyes. Resurfacing removes the top layers of skin, allowing the skin the refresh itself. Resurfacing procedure help to reduce fine wrinkles and tighten the skin.

Speak with you plastic surgeon, who can perform a comprehensive examination, and recommend a cosmetic treatment which is appropriate for you.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.