Hello , i had upper blepharlasty and brow lift 18 months ago! now my eyes are extremely sunken!! what is the average cos of fat grafting to upper eyelids in case i do not qualify for restylane in the lower eye area Regards Brian Jones
What is Average Cost of Fat Injection to Upper Eyelids?
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Cost of Fat Grafting to Upper Eyelids
In my practice, I often perform fat grafting to repair overly aggressive blepharoplasty surgery performed by other physicians. Of course cost is a consideration, but nothing is more expensive, as you have learned, than having an unfavorable outcome, and paying again for a surgery to correct a problem. Before price shopping, find several very experienced and qualified plastic surgeons with specific expertise in fat grafting. View many before and after fat grafting images to give you an idea of a result one might expect with the surgeon you select. Once you have found several plastic surgeons with the education, training, experience and philosophy that appeals to you, in addition to many, many before and after photos you find appealing, schedule a few consultations.
Consultation with Oculoplastics Surgeon
Although general plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons have experience in eye plastic surgery, Oculoplastic surgeons dedicate the bulk of their practice to this type of surgery. I would recommend ALSO getting a second opinion with an Oculoplastic [Eye Plastic] surgeon.
Fat grafting and filler injections may be options that are appropriate for you, and make sure you ask your surgeon [whether Oculoplastic, facial plastic, or general plastic] what their experience level is with both techniques.
There is often more than one way to achieve a desired outcome and surgeon experience and comfort may be the deciding factor in the decision making process.
Fat Injections to the Upper Eyelid
Fat injections to the uper eyelid cost $2,000 - $2,500. Make sure that your physician has experience with injections to the eyelids because results vary depending on the small quantity injected and the level of placement.
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Fat transfer to upper lid hollow.
Fat transfer to the upper and lower lid is common procedure, done under local anesthesia or sedation, your choice.
Your case is different you had upper lud blepheroplasty, need to know what exactly was taken. SKIN?, MUSCLE?. and FAT/>
If muscle strip was taken then there is a scar, and may need acctual fat graft, by opening the incision and put a strip of fat . Because injecting fat like in fat transfer into a scar can be very difficult an not accurate.
Cost of fat transfer
The cost in our office for a Fat transfer procedure is about 2700$. It take 1 to 1.5 hrs to perform under local anesthetic. I would be very careful about having fat injected into the upper eyelid. Risks of injury to the ocular globe, blindness from a fat embolic event and visual distortions are higher than injections in other areas. I am a big advocate of fat injection to the cheek and tear trough region, lips, smile lines and glabella lines. Make sure you go to a Certified Plastic Surgeon with fat transfer experience of course.
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