How Can I Get A Hooded Eye Look?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am wondering if theres a specific procedure to get more of a ”hooded” eye look. I will attach two images, one of my eyes and one pic of what I mean by hooded eyes.

Let’s say I want to have a result in the middle between what my eyes look right now and the hooding on the second pic, so not 100% as hooded as the second picture but more like 60%. Would that be possible and what procedure would you recommend that is not too invasive?

Thank you for your time and I am looking forward for your reply.

A:The difference in shape between your upper eyes and that of your example is that you have a retracted supratarsal sulcus. (v profile shape compared to the hooded eye which has no sulcus and more skin) Since you can’t add skin the approach has to be to make the supratarsal sulcus less deep by volume. This could be done by synthetic fillers, fat injections, dermal-fat  grafts and/or infrabrow implants. It is not clear which one of these is the best option since so few procedures like this have been done. Nor is it clear how effective it is on your scale of 0 to 100% of the goal.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon