Left upper eyelid fat transfer

I recently had chalazion surgery and fat was also removed from the upper eyelid. My eye is no longer almond shaped. The size of the chalazion was 5 mm. Should I consider fat transfer to restore the shape of my eye? How much will be the cost?

When you are considering revision eyelid surgery, it is best to consult with a surgeon who has considerable experience. There are several techniques that are available for augmenting fat in various areas of the face.

Brent Moelleken MD, FACS
Brent Moelleken MD, FACS
120 S Spalding DrBeverly HillsCA90212US

Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

120 S. Spalding Drive, Suite 110,
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212, US

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I agree with Dr. Buchanan. It is not uncommon for there to be a depression or volume loss in an area removal. Over time these tend to smooth out. Depending on how recent the surgery, you may or may not benefit from some mild massage to the area. If the change is persistent after 6-12 months, then have the area examined and go over your options with your surgeon.

Roberta L. Gartside MD
Roberta L. Gartside MD
1800 Town Center PkwyRestonVA20190US

Roberta L. Gartside MD

1800 Town Center Parkway, Suite 412, Reston,
VA, 22090, US

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If you have truly lost fat from the removal of the chalazion, then a fat graft could correct the problem. However, since you only recently had the surgery, the fat may have only been pushed out of the way by the chalazion and the eyelid may recover with time. The cost will vary by where you live.

Robert T. Buchanan MD
Robert T. Buchanan MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

Robert T. Buchanan MD

209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands,
NC, 28741, US

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