Botox/upper bleph for a 20 year old?

Submited by Lawrence G. Kass, M.D. on December 17, 2013

Question: Botox/upper bleph for a 20 year old?
Recently my thinned-skinned 20 year-old daughter consulted regarding the dark circles under her eyes. We did not inquire about this, but she was told that her crows feet are consistent with a 25 year old, would be a candidate for botox, and her upper lids were too heavy giving her a tired look. Although I agree with the findings, and I had those procedures done when I was in my 30’s, I feel 20 is WAY too young. However, a can of worms has been opened, and now she is self conscious. Thoughts?

Answer: Naturally, it is difficult to answer this question without seeing your daughter or, at least photos of her. In general, I would agree with you that 20 if awfully young to consider surgery and I agree with Dr. Steinsapir that if surgery is considered, a most conservative procedure would be best. Since I am in St. Petersburg, please let me know if I can be of help. Good luck!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Lawrence Kass is a celebrated plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist who owns and operates the Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery, where he helps many people improve their facial appearance with the help of his targeted techniques and procedures. He also writes informative articles about cosmetic and plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery, sharing his experience and knowledge through academic and professional publications.