Can Lower Eyebags Surgery correct malar festoons?

Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower eyelid blepharoplasty, focuses on addressing concerns such as under-eye bags, puffiness, and excess skin in the lower eyelid area. Malar festoons also referred to as cheek or malar bags, are characterized by swelling or puffiness in the mid-face area, specifically between the lower eyelid and the cheek. These festoons can create a bulging or puffy appearance beneath the eyes and along the cheekbones, contributing to a tired or aged look.

While lower eyelid surgery primarily targets the lower eyelids, it may indirectly improve the appearance of malar festoons by addressing some of the contributing factors, such as excess skin and fat in the lower eyelid area. During lower eyelid surgery, your plastic surgeon may remove excess fat deposits and tighten the skin and muscles around the lower eyelids, resulting in a smoother and more rejuvenated appearance.

However, it's important to note that lower eyelid surgery alone may not fully correct malar festoons, particularly if the festoons are primarily caused by factors such as skin laxity, volume loss, or fluid retention in the mid-face area. In some cases, additional procedures or treatments may be necessary to address malar festoons effectively.

Plastic surgeons at Formedi in Antalya, Turkey, may recommend complementary procedures or non-surgical treatments to address malar festoons in conjunction with lower eyelid surgery. These may include:

1-) Mid-Face Lift: A mid-face lift, also known as a cheek lift or malar lift, focuses on lifting and repositioning the tissues in the mid-face area to reduce the appearance of malar festoons and restore youthful contour to the cheeks.

2-) Injectable Fillers: Dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be injected into the mid-face area to add volume and improve the contours of the cheeks, reducing the prominence of malar festoons.

3-) Laser or Radiofrequency Treatments: These non-surgical treatments can help tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production in the mid-face area, improving the appearance of malar festoons and enhancing overall skin quality.

4-)Fat Transfer: Fat transfer procedures involve harvesting fat from other areas of the body and injecting it into the mid-face area to restore lost volume and improve the contours of the cheeks, reducing the appearance of malar festoons.

By combining lower eyelid surgery with complementary procedures or treatments, individuals can achieve comprehensive rejuvenation of the lower eyelids and mid-face area, addressing both under-eye bags and malar festoons effectively.

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