Is fat grafting a good procedure for improving under eye hollows? Are there other, more effective alternatives?
Fat grafting is an excellent procedure for improving under eye hollows. We feel that in most patients it is the best procedure. It allows for significant, predictable, long-lasting improvement in this area. The only down-side is that it requires intravenous sedation and the recovery to return to social activities looking good can be 2 weeks. The other options for correcting hollows are to use a filler such as Restylane or an implant. An implant is again a surgical procedure and we feel that fat provides a better more natural result in most cases. Restylane is a great option for patients trying to avoid surgery, keep their expenses down or those who can’t tolerate the recovery time of fat. Restylane provides great results, but needs to be repeated about every year.
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