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Surgical Pearls
Sept/Oct 2014

Fat Repositioning in Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Plastic Surgery at Castle Rock, Castle Rock, Colorado
  • 2Farrior Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, Tampa, Florida
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014;16(5):375-376. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2014.156

Fat preservation and grafting techniques have gained popularity in lower eyelid blepharoplasty because surgeons recognize the failure of fat removal to address the tear trough deformity.14 Analogous to addressing brow ptosis when considering upper eyelid blepharoplasty, patients who present with requests for lower eyelid rejuvenation most often have accompanying midface descent.

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