Why is the skin over malar bags more discolored and wrinkly and can it be sucessfully resurfaced?
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Treatment of malar fat bags
Malar fat bags (sometimes called "festoons") are due to laxity of the orbicularis oculi muscle, which in some people extends down to the cheek. I have successfully treated many of these with my personal midface lift technique, which is performed through an incision just below the eyelashes of the lower eyelids. Using some advanced maneuvers, I have been able to lift up and tighten the lax muscle so that it lies smooth on the cheek.
I would be pleased to discuss this with you. Please call 212 570 6080 for a consultation.
Elliot Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City