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Is a visible lump under the eye a normal outcome 6 months post treatment or is it malpractice?

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Fat lump under the eyes after fat transfer

Dear JPPG,

  • A lump can occur after fat transfer and since the eyelid skin is so thin, it is easily visible
  • It is not considered malpractice, it is just a rare issue that can occur
  • Have you spoken with your plastic surgeon regarding this?
  • There are many treatments to help out

Best regards
Nima Shemirani


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is a visible lump under the eye a normal outcome 6 months post treatment or is it malpractice?


Hello JPPG,
To be able to answer your question, one must first know what operation you had (blepharoplasty?). Furthermore, you should post before and after photos.

Waldemar Merck, MD
Germany Plastic Surgeon

Lump

Without photos, a review of records and an examination it is impossible to answer your question - That said a complication or bad result in most instances is not malpractice

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Brea Plastic Surgeon
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Is a visible lump under the eye a normal outcome 6 months post treatment or is it malpractice?

   This is a possible outcome despite a well executed surgery.


Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, California

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