Submit your question below about any cosmetic procedure to be considered for posting with an answer from one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
Note: ASAPS cannot give advice about specific medical problems nor should answers provided by responding surgeons be substituted for a complete medical history, work-up and an in-personal medical/surgical consultation. Sorry we can't answer all questions. We try to select questions that have the widest general interest.
Is an under eye lid procedure right for me and what is the approximate cost?
I am 31 years old. I have always had puffy eyes. I've tried everything under the sun to reduce them but nothing works. As I get older I now have wrinkling and while I look 25, my eyes (when on a bad day) make me look so much older. How do I know if eyelid surgery is right for me and what is the cost?
That is a great question. Yes, seasonal allergies and chronic sinus conditions can contribute to puffy eyes. Consider starting with your family practice physician and request a referral to an Allergist. If the Allergist deems that your condition is merely cosmetic or hereditary, consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS. A combined transconjuntivial bletharoplasty with laser ablation of your perioccular wrinkles may just be the ticket.
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS