Can You Do Fat Transfer to the Lower Lid to Rid Dark Circles?

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Fat transfer to lower lid

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Yes fat transfer can be injected into the lower eye lid to improve any shadowing that creates dark circles. It will not change skin color but will improve volume and shape.

Fat Transfer to the Lower Lid to get Rid of Dark Circles

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It depends on what is the cause of the dark circles. If the circles are a shadow effect from fat loss in the area, then yes fat injection and filler to that area may help. Injecting around the eyes needs to be done very carefully by an experienced physician since the skin in that area is very thin and unforgiving. if the dark circles are due to hyper pigmentation, then it will unlikely help your problem. Instead, a laser treatment, chemical peel or bleaching cream may help. I suggest you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to have your dark circles addressed properly. Good luck.

Stephen P. Smith, Jr., MD
Columbus Facial Plastic Surgeon

Fat to Lower Eyelids for Dark Circles

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Fat, which I prefer because it lasts longer, or fillers can be injected in the lower eyelid margin to improve the lid contour. It will decrease the darkness if this is secondary to shadows but will not change the skin color.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Fat to tear trough

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Hello. Yes we do fat transfer to the area just under the lower eyelid above the cheek called the tear trough this improves the appearance of the eyelid cheek area patients can also have injectable a placed there like restylane.

Sanjay Lalla, MD, FACS
West Orange Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

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