What Type Of Eyelid Surgery Can Improve My Tired And Depressed Look?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Am I candidate for eyelid surgery that can help with my droopy outer eyelids, which give me a tired and depressed look. 

A: Thank you for your inquiry. You would be a candidate for outer corner eye reshaping (lateral canthoplasty with lower eyelid spacer grafts) but that would not be most effective if just done alone. Your outer eye corners turn down for a reason…they mimic the lack of bone support underneath them. You have lack of underlying midface projection which results in a negative orbital vector. ( projection of cornea is at or in front of the infraorbital rim) Such negative orbital vectors are best treated by adding structural support (custom infraorbital-malar implants) with the lower eyelid reshaping procedures.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana