What is a sunken eye?
The condition is most commonly associated with patients who have a small amount of fat on the upper lids of their eyes. Patients who develop this condition may appear disinterested and unattractive. A congenital condition occurring at birth is referred to as sunken eyes. These conditions are caused by an inadequately developed aponeurosis of the levator muscle. A sunken eyeball can be treated in a number of ways, depending on its specific cause and severity. Many cases of congenital sunken eyeballs can be effectively treated with fat transposition from the thigh and abdomen. Upon completing the surgical procedure, the patient is instructed to reserve fat graft by gently touching the incision area for at least three weeks. If your eyeballs are sunk due to ptosis, levator resection may be able to correct the problem. As a result of this procedure, the fat must be relocated to a precise area through long-incision surgery.
Many cases of congenital sunken eyeballs can be effectively treated with fat transposition from the thigh and abdomen.