Tear Trough Deformity

(Non-Surgical Treatment)

Tear Trough Deformity is a problem that can afflict people in their 20’s and mature adults in their 80’s and older.

With age the trough becomes deeper, the circles darker, and tears run down the trough and out toward the side of the cheeks instead of straight down the cheek as when the person was younger.  Also the upper and lower eyelids lose elasticity and start to sag while fat accumulates under the lower eyelids, making the shadow appear worse and the Tear Trough deeper.

Commonly, people complain of a Tired Look – Eyelid Bags – Puffy Eyes – and Eye Bags. Until now surgery used to be the only method for correcting Tear Trough Deformity and Eyelid problems but today Dr Benjamin Burt uses advanced techniques and injection treatments – in combination with surgery when it’s required – to rejuvenate this area of the face and to restore a more youthful, natural looking appearance.


How You Could Benefit From Tear Trough Deformity Correction

  • Tear Trough Deformity Correction safely rejuvenates the eye area
  • Tear Trough Deformity Correction reduces the tired & puffy eyes look
  • Tear Trough Deformity Correction employs Injectables today
  • Tear Trough Deformity Correction achieves long-term to permanent results
  • Tear Trough Deformity Correction often involves a treatment combination
  • Tear Trough Deformity Correction is chosen by men & women – of all ages


Tear Trough Deformity is the result of the skin and muscle of the lower eyelid that are tethered down inside the inferior rim to the periorbita. As we age, the eyes, skin and muscles change and visibly reveal facial aging.

Tear Trough Deformity Procedures

Your surgeon or nurse injector will tailor your treatment to your specific needs since procedures vary from patient to patient. Surgery is not required by every patient with this problem – many times it is correctable using the appropriate dermal filler.  This will be determined during your personal consultation.

If surgery is required to eliminate lower eyelid bags (Blepharoplasty) in addition to injection of the Tear Trough, the treatment can be done under one anaesthetic. If you are not a good candidate for Injectable treatment of the Tear Trough Deformity, the surgeon will discuss the correct surgical procedure with you.

Your Consultation

We belive the first consult is critical to both you and the injector.  It is during this time that you both achieve a mutual understanding, trust and respect. The information you provide is essential to tailoring the right treatment plan and realistic goals. The surgeon or the nurse injector will listen carefully and sensitively before developing your personalized surgery/treatment plan.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What causes tear trough deformity?

Tear Trough Deformity is the result of the skin and muscle of the lower eyelid that are tethered down inside the inferior rim to the periorbita. As we age, the eyes,  the skin and the muscles change to show facial aging.

2. What problems are associated with tear trough deformity?

The primary concern is the “trough” that causes tears to roll from the corner of the eye and sideways across the cheek – instead of straight down the cheek.  Other concerns include:  tired look – eyelid bags – puffy eyes and dark under-eye circles.

3. Are you a good Candidate?

Almost everyone – of both genders and all ages – is a suitable candidate for Tear Trough Deformity correction unless there is too much under-eye fat accumulation.

A good candidate is anyone who suffers from Tear Trough Deformity and desires effective correction from it. You should be in otherwise good health and able to have realistic expectations.  During your initial consultation, the surgeon or the nurse injector will thoroughly assess your condition and concerns and personalize a treatment plan to specifically meet your needs.

4. How does an injectable filler correct tear trough deformity?

Injectables are used to replace lost volume and contour. When injected into the problem area, it plumps it up while the HA (hyaluronic acid) stimulates the bodies own renewed production.

5. If surgery is needed for tear trough deformity correction, what is involved?

If surgery is necessary it will most likely be Blepharoplasty Surgery to correct excess, sagging skin of the lower eyelid. This skin overhangs and contributes to your problem.  If you are not a candidate for correction with Injectables, then you may require surgery to correct the Tear Trough Deformity.

6. What downtime is involved with injectable correction?

Patients typically take 1-2 days off work and do nothing. They will still not look perfect but will feel more comfortable about being seen. Overall down time varies with each patient.

7. What is the cost of injections to correct tear trough deformity?

The cost for the procedure is $2200. This fee includes the injector’s fee and the cost of the dermal filler.

Please keep in mind not all patients are alike and some will require a slightly different operation than others. Rest assured, you will receive a specific price quotation during your consultation visit. Our staff are always happy to discuss these matters with you in more detail. 

8. What is the cost of the consultation?

The cost of the consultation is $150

The Esteem Cosmetic Studio website provides general information about cosmetic surgery. General information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, and should not be accepted in place or in preference to a consultation with a surgeon.


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