Tear Trough Deformity

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The appearance of lower lid bags or dark circles is multifactorial. The frequent patient complaint of ‘‘dark circles’’ is often caused by a tear trough deformity.

A prominent tear trough deformity is characterized by a sunken appearance of the eye that results in the casting of a dark shadow over the nasal lower eyelid giving the patient a fatigued appearance despite adequate rest.

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Tear trough deformity is characterized by loss of subcutaneous fat and thinning of the  skin over the orbital rim ligaments combined with midface descent. It is often related to forward projection of the bone of the upper cheek, and it may be more common in  patients with either congenital or age-related maxillary hypoplasia.

Treatments for Tear Troughs

There are several options available to patients for treating tear trough deformity. Treatment for this condition can be either surgical or by using minimally invasive techniques such as injection of a filler.

Whichever solution is chosen, patients will recover faster and get better results if they are already in good health. If a surgical procedure is required, being a non-smoker is ideal, and smokers will need to quit before their surgery.

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Your Consultation

During a consultation  Dr. Glavas will evaluate the degree of the tear trough and recommend the indicated treatment for the optimal result.

He will also go over the patient’s medical history, including all past procedures and treatments and any allergies.

Patients can take this chance to ask any questions that they may have regarding the treatment options that are recommended. If there are any concerns they have about the details provided, patients are encouraged to voice them.

Tear Trough Treatment Aftercare

For tear trough deformity treatments using fillers, patients will not have to experience any recovery period. They can simply go back to their normal schedule.

Surgical solutions may involve days or weeks of downtime depending on the details of the procedure. Recovery directions are to be followed diligently.

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