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Does a Fat Transfer Under the Eyes Pose a Risk to Eyesight?

I have a fat transfer scheduled to correct a "sunken" look in my lower face. I am also considering having fat transferred to my under eye area. Is there any risk to one's eyesight when injecting "deep in the muscle" as I'm reading is best?

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Fat injections below the eyes has risk

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No procedure can be done with a guarantee of no risk.  There is a theoretical risk of fat traveling through veins and extending to the retina and causing blindness. Thinner products such as Juvederm and Restylane be thined by injecting hyaluronidase.

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