Can Fat Under Eyes be Removed Without Surgery?

I got baggy eyes & want to remove excessive fat from upper & lower lid of eyes, is it possible without surgery,if no how much it cost to the persons who resides in Canada or UAE.

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Upper and lower eyelid fat can be treated differently

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For the upper lids, the only solution is surgery.  Upper lid blepharoplasty is a short procedure which can be performed in the office OR suite with suture removal two to three days postoperatively.  For the lower lids, while surgery is also an option, you can also consider the use of a filler such as Restylane as an initial treatment and then assess whether it produced the desired benefit.  The procedures can be performed together and the cost is relatively low.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Under eye fat without surgery?

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If you are opposed to surgery and depending on how much fat you have, filling out the surrounding area with a filler may achieve the appearance that the fat has been taken out. This is more like a camouflage effect, but if done properly you can get very good results without the surgery.

 

Dr Siegel

Michel Siegel, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Under eye fat

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The bottom line is no.

Typically in the upper lids we try to preserve as much fat as possible. The area near the nose often has a pea sized bit of fat we remove to prevent a bulge there

The lower eyes can have a procedure to tighten the wall that has weakened (septum orbitale) to hold the fat back or a small amount of fat can be removed from the inside and the canthus (attachment to the orbital rim) tightened slightly and a pinch of skin removed from directly under the eyelashes leaving an imperceptible line. 

All can be done in the office with a touch of sedation.

Dr. J

A. Dean Jabs M.D., Ph.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Bethesda MD/McLean VA
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A. Dean Jabs, MD, PhD, FACS
Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
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Fat removal around the eyelids without surgery

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 To remove fat from either the upper or lower lids is a surgical procedure. There are 2 fat pads located on the upper lids and 3 fat pads located on the lower lids underneath the skin and muscle.
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 If the medical conditions are not causing the puffiness, then you can proceed with a upper or lower blepharoplasty with a conservative fat pad removal. For many examples, please see the link below  to our eyelid surgery photo gallery

William Portuese, MD
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Fat removal without surgery

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Hi

Sorry bit there is no way to remove fat without surgery.  Some advocate heating the fat with a probe under the skin.. These results are not reliable and often disappointing.  Certainly, as stated above you can fill around the bag to camouflage it.

Best

 

Dr. Massry

Guy Massry, MD
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Puffiness under the eyes may be treated non-surgically with fillers

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The most common cause for puffiness under the eyes is inadequate volume under the eyes and in the cheeks, causing sagging skin, leading to puffiness.  Several types of fillers, Restylane, Radiesse, Perlane, may be placed under the eyes and in the cheeks to treat this problem.

This non-surgical treatment when performed by a specialist, is safe and very effective.  Most patients choose temporary fillers which are repeated at 6 month intervals, but there are permanent fillers, like Artefill available.

Good luck in your search for information!

David Mabrie, MD
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Do not remove your eyelid fat, reposition your eyelid fat.

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NO IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE FAT FROM EYELIDS WITHOUT SURGERY!  Be careful about ypur eyelid fat.  95% of humans become hollow as they age.  Think about older people.  Aging makes us look skeletal.  We lose fat.  If youe eyelid fat is removed you hasten this aging.  Eyelid fat should almost never be removed, it should be repositioned to positions of need.  Good Luck

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Non Surgical Blepharoplasty

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There is no non-surgical method for removing fat from around the eyes. The best alternative may be to add fat or facial filler to around the eyes to camoflauge the hallows.

D.J. Verret, MD
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Fat removal without surgery

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If you have only mild fullness of your lower eyelids then you may be a candidate for strategic placement of filler to mask the "bags".  Surgery really is the best method of reliably and predictably removing fat in the lower eyelids for a rejuvenated periocular appearance. 

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Non-Surgical Eyelid Rejuvenation

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The simple answer is no, there is not a safe and predictable way to remove fat from the eyelids. It is important that the eyelids be evaluated. I have seen people who thought they had fat, the actually had loose or excess skin. In those cases laser treatments or even chemical peels can help. The appearance of fat under the eyelids may actually be due to the development of hollowness under the eyes. Filling this area with Restylane may reduce the appearance of fatty bags.

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