American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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6 months ago

Is this the right answer?

I was born with excess skin under my eyes, and I e always hated it. I want it removed but I’m unsure how I should go about it. Is surgery the answer?

Procedure: Eyelid Surgery
Location: billings, MT

Replies 5

Daniel Kim
ASPS Surgeon


Jaime Caloca Valenzuela
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello, You are an excellent candidate for Lower Blepharplasty, indeed. The procedure can safely be done under Local Anesthesia, Local and Sedation or General Anesthasia. It can be performed in less than 2 hours.

Daniel Allan

Are you squinting in the photo? This will exaggerate the folds in your lower lids. Notice how your upper lids are covering the upper half of the iris. Hard to give you an answer based on this picture.

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

Yes, surgery may be the answer. How you go about it is by making an appointment with a local ABPS certified or eligible plastic surgeon for a consultation and to find out how good a candidate you are for this.

Michelle Copeland
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for your question! I would need to examine you in-person to best answer your question. Eyelid surgery has become one of my most popular procedures to remove the fat and skin that is protruding in your lower eyelid area. Saggy and crepey excess skin can be removed with an incision hidden in the lash line and fat can be removed with no visible incision. You may also benefit from skin-tightening procedures like Thermage, which is a non-surgical technique that uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin under the eyes with no downtime. The use of certain topical creams can also be helpful to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. I suggest making an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in surgical and non-surgical eyelid procedures.


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