I have pouches under my eyes that make me look tired all of the time. I read that this is fat. I would like have surgery to remove this fat. What is the name of the surgery? Will all of the fat be removed? Is any of the skin removed?
Usually the lower eyelids have a combination of fat which has protruded forward from the eye as well as a trough or groove inferior to this fat. The fat is removed during a lower blepharoplasty procedure however not all of the orbital fat is removed as this would cause sinking of the eye. This is usually combined with an autologous fat transfer to improve the orbital groove. Further descriptions of this procedure and photographs can be found on our website.
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