Educate Yourself Before Proceeding

The term fat transfer and fat grafting are synonymous; they both refer to taking fat from one area of the body (abdomen, thighs, etc.) and injecting it to the eyelids and hollows around the eyes.  Eyelid fat transfer can be a standalone procedure or can be performed with other facial or eyelid surgeries such as brow lift, blepharoplasty, canthoplasty, ptosis or cheek (mid face) lift surgery.

Eyelid fat grafting can be a very rewarding procedure as the fat will fill hollows and depressions around the eyes and provide a more youthful appearance.  However, the areas around the eyes are very non-forgiving, so if the procedure does not go perfectly well, complications can occur.  These problems involve contour irregularities (lumps and bumps) which can be very cosmetically distracting.  Often, while not a permanent fix, fillers are a better option for eyelid hollows.

Dr. Guy Massry, is a Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon.  That is a specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive brow lifts, blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, canthoplasaty, canthopexy and mid face lifts.  He has specific expertise in eyelid fat transfer or fat grafting.  He sees and handles many complications from these procedures.  Dr. Massry really stresses  caution with these surgeries and to only have them by a true eyelid surgical expert.  Dr. Massry would be happy to give you a consultation for eyelid fat transfer.