Extra fat on the body can contribute to certain structures on the body sagging or looking aged. If you’re young enough or have good skin quality, losing weight can sometimes completely solve this. Other times, a surgeon may need to perform a skin removal procedure to get rid of extra skin and tighten up the area. One frequently asked question on this topic is, “Will losing weight help hood eyes?”

Hood or hooded eyes most commonly refer to when skin conceals the eye crease over time. It usually occurs due to age and increased laxity of the skin. The condition can sometimes look fatty which is why patients often ask this question.

In general, hooded eyes are best addressed by an upper blepharoplasty surgery where the extra skin is removed, occasionally the muscles tightened, and the skin pulled taut. Overall, the upper face does not contain large amounts of fat. While fat deposits can sometimes may their way onto or near the eyes, weight loss is not guaranteed to diminish these. 

While losing weight likely will not hurt hooded eyes and may provide some subtle improvements, usually, a blepharoplasty is the best treatment for hooded eyes caused by aging. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035 or reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.