Can Fat Under Eyes be Removed Without Surgery?

I got baggy eyes & want to remove excessive fat from upper & lower lid of eyes, is it possible without surgery,if no how much it cost to the persons who resides in Canada or UAE.

Doctor Answers 16

Options to remove fat under eyes without surgery

To achieve best results, you should have a consultation with an eyelid surgeon to discuss the effectiveness of a nonsurgical approach. Only surgery can get rid of the hoods from the upper eyelids. The procedure can be performed within 45 minutes and appear healed in 2 weeks. If the fat bags in the lower eyelids are mild, then fillers can be used to augment the cheek volume and conceal the appearance of the bags. Fillers are relatively inexpensive, but will have to be repeated in about a year. I hope you find this helpful.

Can I get rid of puffy heavy eyelid fat without surgery?

Eyelid Bags can be caused by many different issues. Sometimes a combination of issues are contributing to the puffy, heavy look of the lids. Changes in skin, fluid accumulation, muscle, fat from the eye socket, and changes in the cheek and surrounding structures can all contribute. It is important to have an experienced physician evaluate your eyelids to determine all the changes that need to be addressed to achieve your goals. Although fat can not be REMOVED without surgery, in many cases, in office procedures can be used to improved the shadowing and baggy appearance of the lid. I commonly use injections such as Botox, Restylane, and Voluma in combination with skin rejuvenation to improve the eyelids without surgery.

Jeffrey M. Joseph, MD
Newport Beach Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Upper and lower eyelid fat can be treated differently

For the upper lids, the only solution is surgery.  Upper lid blepharoplasty is a short procedure which can be performed in the office OR suite with suture removal two to three days postoperatively.  For the lower lids, while surgery is also an option, you can also consider the use of a filler such as Restylane as an initial treatment and then assess whether it produced the desired benefit.  The procedures can be performed together and the cost is relatively low.

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Under eye fat without surgery?

If you are opposed to surgery and depending on how much fat you have, filling out the surrounding area with a filler may achieve the appearance that the fat has been taken out. This is more like a camouflage effect, but if done properly you can get very good results without the surgery.


Dr Siegel

Michel Siegel, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Under eye fat

The bottom line is no.

Typically in the upper lids we try to preserve as much fat as possible. The area near the nose often has a pea sized bit of fat we remove to prevent a bulge there

The lower eyes can have a procedure to tighten the wall that has weakened (septum orbitale) to hold the fat back or a small amount of fat can be removed from the inside and the canthus (attachment to the orbital rim) tightened slightly and a pinch of skin removed from directly under the eyelashes leaving an imperceptible line. 

All can be done in the office with a touch of sedation.

Dr. J

A. Dean Jabs M.D., Ph.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Bethesda MD/McLean VA

Fat removal around the eyelids without surgery

 To remove fat from either the upper or lower lids is a surgical procedure. There are 2 fat pads located on the upper lids and 3 fat pads located on the lower lids underneath the skin and muscle.
 It's important to make sure there's not any allergies present thyroid conditions he at least try a low-salt diet.
 If the medical conditions are not causing the puffiness, then you can proceed with a upper or lower blepharoplasty with a conservative fat pad removal. For many examples, please see the link below  to our eyelid surgery photo gallery

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Fat removal without surgery


Sorry bit there is no way to remove fat without surgery.  Some advocate heating the fat with a probe under the skin.. These results are not reliable and often disappointing.  Certainly, as stated above you can fill around the bag to camouflage it.



Dr. Massry

Guy Massry, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Do not remove your eyelid fat, reposition your eyelid fat.

NO IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE FAT FROM EYELIDS WITHOUT SURGERY!  Be careful about ypur eyelid fat.  95% of humans become hollow as they age.  Think about older people.  Aging makes us look skeletal.  We lose fat.  If youe eyelid fat is removed you hasten this aging.  Eyelid fat should almost never be removed, it should be repositioned to positions of need.  Good Luck

Non Surgical Blepharoplasty

There is no non-surgical method for removing fat from around the eyes. The best alternative may be to add fat or facial filler to around the eyes to camoflauge the hallows.

D.J. Verret, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Fat removal without surgery

If you have only mild fullness of your lower eyelids then you may be a candidate for strategic placement of filler to mask the "bags".  Surgery really is the best method of reliably and predictably removing fat in the lower eyelids for a rejuvenated periocular appearance. 

Keshini Parbhu, MD
Orlando Oculoplastic Surgeon
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