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Tear trough implants is a surgical procedure that corrects tear trough deformity and/or eliminates dark circles under the eyes. The deformity is a depression of the medial lower eyelid where it meets the cheek. As we age, the dark circles under the eye becomes longer and starts to run down onto the cheek. For some people, it can run extremely deep.
In a tear trough surgery, the goal is to restore volume in the lower eyelid/upper cheek area. The implant is made of silicone, inserted through a small incision and placed over the bone mass under the eyelid. It can be removed but expected to stay in place. A tear trough implant procedure can be combined with a facelift, an upper eyelid and other facial surgeries. There are no visible scars with the incision made on the outside of the eyelid.
There is an alternative to a surgical procedure in the form of dermal fillers. The injection of the temporary filler under the hollow between the lower eyelid and cheek can reduce and smooth the appearance of eye bags and tear troughs. Eye bags are partly caused by the loss of volume in the mid-cheek.
Replacing that volume with dermal fillers reduces the appearance of eye bags. Sometimes eye bags and tear troughs appear together and treatment is needed for the mid-cheek and the tear trough. The most common fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a gel form that mimics the hyaluronic acid found naturally in the skin, eyes, and joints in the body. The hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed. Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can often last for many years.
You are a good candidate if you are in good physical health, a non-smoker and realistic about the risks and results of a tear trough implant surgery in Philadelphia and the Main Line. If you are tired of a “hollow” appearance, have dark circles under your eyes and have large fat pockets in the lower eyelids, you can benefit from a tear trough implant. Excellent candidates have good skin elasticity. Let Dr. Morgenstern know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Complications are rare but can occur, including bad reaction to anesthesia, asymmetry of the eyes, bleeding, bruising, embolism, infection, numbness, scarring and swelling.
Your recovery takes up to two weeks in which time you may feel some discomfort in the eye area, reduced sensation in the cheek and upper lip area and experience some swelling and bruising. Most people return to work after a week. Avoid wearing makeup for the first two weeks after surgery. It is helpful to keep your head elevated and use cold compresses for pain relief and bring swelling down. Daily activities are fine as long as you do not get involved in strenuous exercises. It can take up to a year for the swelling to completely heal but family and friends will not notice it after a couple of weeks.
There are many great benefits of getting a tear trough implant in Philadelphia and the Main Line area:
“I did a lot of research before choosing a surgeon. I like and trust Dr. Morgenstern as he is artistic, he aims for a natural look and gives attention to detail. Dr. Morgenstern is a perfectionist.”
At Morgenstern Center, we care about our patients and providing the best results for a Philadelphia and Main Line tear trough implant. At your consultation, your surgeon will go over your current health, including pre-existing health conditions or risk factors, and discuss with you the best option available to you. Dr. Ken Morgenstern and Dr. Joseph Giacometti offer the best results using their experience and wealth of prestigious training. They are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and continue to be active in their field.
If you live in or around Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Exton, Wayne, PA; in the following neighboring tri state areas: Linwood, Flemington, Vineland, NJ; Wilmington, DE, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery and make an appointment with experienced oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeons, Dr. Ken Morgenstern or Dr. Joseph Giacometti for the very best in advanced care and state-of-the-art setting.