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Derm News: 2007.22(3)

Autologous Fat Transfer for Periorbital Rejuvenation: Indications, Technique, and Complications

Dermatologic Surgery, 33(5):572-578
SHAUNA KRANENDONK, SUZAN OBAGI
ABSTRACT

Background

The periorbital region is one of the first facial regions to show signs of aging. Traditional surgical approaches consisted of lifting and excisional procedures including brow lifts and blepharoplasties. Suboptimal results, however, have led surgeons to reassess their approach to the periorbita to address volume loss.

Objectives

In this article, we review the shortcomings of brow lifting and blepharoplasty procedures and discuss the volume loss that occurs with aging. We present our approach of rejuvenating the periorbital region through volume restoration using autologous fat transplantation.

Methods

A review of fat transfer technique for the periorbital region is presented.

Results

Before and after photos are presented demonstrating periorbital rejuvenation.

Conclusions

Surgeons performing cosmetic surgery should reconsider their approach to the periorbital region and enhance their results through autologous fat transplantation.


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