When Should You Consider Fat Transfer Blepharoplasty?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


Fat transfer blepharoplasty is used in conjunction with a lower blepharoplasty if the area has a hollow appearance. It can also be used as a standalone treatment to fill out the sunken area. Even with a lower blepharoplasty to tighten the skin, it still does not fill out the hollow area. A fat transfer can effectively replace the lost volume for a younger, more rejuvenated appearance.

Your eyes are the first thing that most people notice about you. A hollow and sagging appearance around the eyes not only makes you look tired, but you can also appear older than your years. To learn more about lower blepharoplasty and fat transfer blepharoplasty, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shoib Myint at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV.

What to expect from fat transfer blepharoplasty

During a consultation, Dr, Myint will meet with you and learn about your goals and concerns. He will then recommend either a fat transfer blepharoplasty or a lower blepharoplasty paired with fat transfer to help give you the results you seek.

The fat used in a fat transfer blepharoplasty can be obtained from almost anywhere on your body where you have undesirable fat deposits. An exceedingly small amount of fat is needed to carry out the fat transfer.

The most popular area for a fat transfer blepharoplasty is the nasojugal fold, which runs from the corner of your eyelid down to the lateral nasolabial fold.

Is a fat transfer blepharoplasty right for me?

Dr. Myint specializes in upper and lower blepharoplasty coupled with or without fat transfer. The cosmetic facial enhancement procedure is popular for both men and women. If you have started to notice that you have an excess of skin that appears loose and causes folds, blepharoplasty might be ideal. Individuals who suffer from a hollow appearance under their eyes might benefit from a fat transfer blepharoplasty to restore lost volume to the area for a more youthful appearance.

Folds and sagging skin around the eyes not only make you look tired and older but can also impair your vision, which can impact your life in a negative way. Simple tasks become difficult to undertake. For women, applying makeup can be difficult due to the folds and loose skin that droops down over their upper eyelids. Luckily, an upper or lower blepharoplasty with or without fat transfer can correct the problems to improve vision while giving you a younger appearance.

What to expect after blepharoplasty

Following a blepharoplasty procedure, you will need to rest. You should not participate in any strenuous activities for several days after the surgery. You’ll feel mild discomfort and notice some bruising. It is not unusual for there to be swelling, but a cold compress can help alleviate it. You might also want to consider taking pain medication to feel comfortable as you heal.

A blepharoplasty with fat transfer can last for several years, but natural aging does continue, so you may need touch-ups and revisional eyelid surgery to maintain your appearance.

Find out more about fat transfer blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills

If you would like to learn more about fat transfer blepharoplasty, schedule a consultation with Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery to discuss the procedure. He will sit down with you to answer all of your questions and determine what procedure can help you reach your goals. Contact us in Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.