The upper and lower eyelid regions lose vital fat leading to progressive deepening of the eyes, dark circles and the illusion that the eyes are actually closer together than they actually were in young adulthood. Compounding this scenario is accompanying fat loss in the brows, temples and forehead leading to a gaunt appearance. Upper and Lower Eyelids – Using advanced, highly finessed techniques, Dr. Haworth restores fat to the upper eyelid making the eyes more “open”, almond shaped and wider spaced. For the lower eyelid, he carefully transfers fat to the “tear troughs” or lower eyelid hollows to reduce the appearance of dark circles and in turn, create a smooth transition from the lower eyelid into the cheek itself. When combined with an endoscopic mid facelift to elevate the cheek back to the lower lid, results are nothing short of spectacular. Forehead and Temples – Specifically, with age, the forehead tends to flatten, losing the youthful convexity of youth. Concavity ensues resulting in a more pronounced ridge along the eyebrows. Additionally, the temples become hollow imparting an aged, bony appearance to the upper third of the face. Unfortunately, women seem to suffer from this pattern of aging more significantly then men. Fortunately, fat transfer is an excellent solution to restore lost volume in these regions. Not only does a patient look naturally refreshed but aesthetic focus is directed back towards the eyes while the face appears more diamond shaped and shorter. The procedure involves taking fat from the belly or thighs and injecting it below the lower eyelid, to puff up an area that surgeons say generally begins to lose its shape by the time people are in their 30s. Injecting fat under the eyes is more difficult than injecting fat to other parts of the body. Because the lower eyelid skin is thin and delicate and the injection in this area requires more precision and delicacy. Call an experienced surgeon.
A good candidate for under-eye fat transfer is a patient who feels that the hollowness to their lower eyelid area makes them look tired. They would typically demonstrate significant volume loss to the lower eyelid and upper mid-face area. Many patients who have previously used filler in this area may want to try fat transfer as an alternative technique in order to achieve longer-lasting results and a natural and smooth transition from the cheek to the lower eyelid.
While fat transfers can be a good option for some, there are some patients who should avoid it: “This includes patients who smoke or who have an intense exercise regimen. These two factors may significantly limit how long the fat is able to last. Also, patients who demonstrate a negative lower eyelid vector, such as patients with prominent eyes and a deficient upper cheek. These may see very little improvement with a fat transfer technique.”
How Long It Lasts
For patients who want to scale back on having to maintain filler treatments with visits to the doctor several times a year, fat transfer is a longer-lasting solution. “We cannot say that fat transfer is absolutely permanent, as we are always aging and losing fat as we age,” but it is almost permanent as opposed to using a synthetic filler which has a volumizing life of on average 18 months to three years.
Natural fat transfer into the tissue does require an advanced level of technique and understanding of which fat to use, how much to inject, the percentage that will ‘live’ and how it is placed in the region of the upper cheek and lower eyelid to achieve the desired outcome after the inflammation subsides.”
for the right person, fat transfer to under the eyes can be a great procedure to restore youth and a restful appearance - permanently. In the wrong person it can aggravate bags, so be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon.
Transferring fat to the lower eyelid has been around for many years. Approximately 2% of the fat that is initially injected will be absorbed and the remainder of the fat will last a long time. The lower eyelid is a difficult area for fat transfer, so make sure you refer to a physician with extensive experience in the field.
Recovery after a fat injection is usually 2 weeks and swelling and bruising caused by the injection will also be eliminated.
* Rough fat under the skin
However, the effects of fat injection are rare and can be easily remedied if a small portion of fat accumulates. Injecting fat into the donor and recipient organs is also normal, which disappears after a few days.
Necessary care after fat injection technique
After this procedure, it will take several weeks for you to see the final result. In the first 5 days due to swelling and bruising you cannot judge the outcome. It takes about two to two and a half weeks to reduce the absorption of swelling and fat. On average it can be said that after three months, the end result will be clear and your overall appearance will improve.
You may now be wondering whether the injection of fat is permanent? How long does it take to get a fat injection? The answer to your question is that the results of this procedure are very long lasting and the results are far longer in places like face and cheeks than in other parts of the body.