What is under-eye fat transfer?
A major factor driving the increase in cosmetic surgery has been the natural desire to look younger. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian performs anti-aging procedures such as under-eye fat transfer, is a method where fat is transferred under the eyes creating a younger-looking face that can last for years. This procedure is becoming a very common approach to achieving a more youthful appearance and a way to naturally rejuvenate the lower eyelid and cheek area. The fact that this procedure uses the patient’s own body fat in a very natural way, makes it a very appealing option for people considering to get work done on their under-eye area.
How is under-eye fat transfer performed?
Under-eye fat transfer with Dr. Hovsepian typically takes an hour to complete the procedure. It involves liposuction from the abdominal area or thighs (depending on the patient). The collected fat is then injected below the lower eyelid, which creates volume in an area that generally begins to lose its volume and shape by the time people are in their 30s. The recovery period takes approximately 1-2 weeks.
What are the costs of under-eye fat transfer?
The cost of the procedure is generally a few times more expensive than typical hyaluronic acid facial filler injections (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane), however, the under-eye fat transfer procedure lasts for years while the typical commercial facial filler injections need to be repeated about once a year.
What are the benefits of under-eye fat transfer?
In addition to lasting longer than commercially made facial fillers, Dr. Hovsepian believes that under-eye fat-transfer surgery is more "natural" in both method and appearance. Fat transfer is an excellent, permanent option for patients who want a natural, rejuvenated look in the under-eye area.
Considering under-eye fat transfer?
For a consultation with Dr. Hovsepian and for more information about under-eye fat transfer please contact us.
Raffi Hovsepian MD
Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery