What are the chances/percentage of people needing fillers for tear trough after lower blephoroplasty? (Photo)
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- From either approach, the lower lid fat can be repositioned as well as trimmed,
- Trimming the fat only risks a hollow eye; repositioning the fat risks excess fullness
- Discuss your options with your surgeon,It is best to avoid the need for tear trough fillers when possible.
- Your photo suggests descent of cheek tissues. A mid-face or face lift may also be needed for the best possible result. Best wishes.
Need fillers for tear trough after lower blephoroplasty?
As a general rule, having a lower lid does not lead to you needing fillers unless your Plastic Surgeon is removing the fat. In my practice, like that of many Plastic Surgeons, we tend not to remove the fat, just tighten the sagging of the lower lid area that sent you to the Plastic Surgeon in the first place.
Some patients will land up with filler because they need the filler to assist with their loss of volume, which occurs, for most people, with ageing.
Sometimes, once the lower lid sagging has been tightened(without removal of fat), the loss of volume component is still there, because that has not been treated by the surgery.
An experienced Plastic Surgeon can usually guide you.
Tear Trough and Lower Lid Bleph
Best of luck!
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Fillers for tear trough after lower blephoroplasty
You have excess fat in the eyelid and a hollow below these fat bulges.
There is a tough Ligament that separates these 2 areas that enhances this appearance.
You don't need to have Surgery to remove the fat AND have fillers after the surgery to fill the deficit.
Your Surgeon should be able to release this ligament and re drape the bulging fat into the tear trough, any residual hollowness can be touched either with small amounts of fillers or using fat performed at the time of your surgery.
Hope this helps