Fat Transfer Eyes
- Usually done to correct or restore sunken eyes that are caused by the process of aging or sometimes by atrophied sub-orbicularis occuli or simply the loss of fats in the eyes.
- A choice of a local anesthetic or an oral sedative is made and given by the surgeon who will perform the procedure. Most often surgeons choose local anesthetics.
- The procedure involves harvesting fat from body parts where it usually accumulates like the thighs and stomach areas. A hypodermic needle that is small in size is used to do the harvesting.Â After which, the harvested fat will be placed in a centrifuge to rid it from excess fluids and damaged cells are removed. This will then be injected under the eyes with another hypodermic needle that is much smaller in size.
- Results last from three months up to three years depending on how the body reacts to it and the expertise of the surgeon doing the procedure.
- Swelling and bruising can be experienced afterwards.
Fat Transfer Under Eyes Cost
- Like other cosmetic procedures, this one is usually not covered by insurance so patients have to pay for it on their own. An exception to this rule is when the purpose of the fat transfer is restoration due to accidents. The cost may be covered partially or even in full.
- This procedure is considered a highly sensitive technique since it is very near the eyes and tissues around it are quite soft. This means that the cost is greater compared to other fat transfer procedures in other parts for the body. This holds true even when only small amounts of fat are harvested and injected.
Fat Transfer under Eyes Before and After (Tips)
- Just like breast augmentation using fat transfer or grating, this one would need a surgeon that is not only licensed to do it but has the expertise, the experience, the skill, and the training.
- Before and after photos of previous patients can be requested to see results
- It would be best to choose a place that has been reputed to have done safe and excellent procedures and those that have complete set of facilities.
- Talking to someone who had undergone the procedure with the same surgeon and in the same facility can also be advantageous
- It is also good to take the advice of your chosen surgeon in preparing for the procedure and things to do after the procedure is done.
- Recovery time usually does not take long as long as proper care is given to the injected area.