Fat grafting can be the ideal solution to under eye hollows. It can provide a soft, natural looking permanent result. Fat grafting requires, expertise, experience significant training and patience from a plastic surgeon. Find a plastic surgeon who can demonstrate success with fat grafting by sharing many many before and after images of patients they have treated. Then check for and confirm any plastic surgeon you consider has excellent training, credentials and the philosophy of the plastic surgeon you would like to consider before scheduling a consultation.
Fat grafting to the eyes is a great way to improve the hollow around your eyes as long as it is done by an experienced surgeon. Many people think they have dark skin under their eyes. Sometimes, it truely is dark pigmented skin, but often it is just a shadow from the hollow. If done conservatively, it can significantly improved the hollowed, sick, or emaciated appearance.
Fat transfers to this area are technically difficult, so make sure you find a surgeon who has experience working in this area. The eyelids may also get quite swollen afterwards, so expect some downtime and an overcorrected appearance initially.
Hello and thank you for your question.
To answer your
question, yes a fat transfer can help you. This is a procedure I perform for
periocular (around the eyes) rejuvenation routinely. I recommend that you
see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific
answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history
and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you
Fat grafting is a reasonable alternative to continued temporary filler injections. The result will be permanent. Sometimes the fat grafting needs to be repeated, as it is better to underfill rather than overfill the area.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
- Fat grafting under the eyes can replace regular Restylane injections for a more permanent result
- It does take a certain level of expertise and experience to graft under the eyes, so choose your surgeon carefully
- With proper technique, the results are fantastic