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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
 

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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.1-4 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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