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Bert Bowden, MD
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eye Surgery

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Sub Orbicularis Oculi Fat Lift

This is an unusual surgery that is required sometimes when there is extreme laxity of the lower eyelid. In this case, the eyelid must be raised to the appropriate position by elevating the tissues of the cheek to help better support the tissues of the eyelid. In most cases, it is used for looseness of the eyelid, but it may also be used in a cosmetic circumstance as a "midface lift".

By elevating the cheek, the lower eyelid has support from below in order to prevent sagging of the lid and better protection of the eye. The surgery is actually somewhat complicated, but the only incisions necessary to perform this surgery are made through a small incision in the outside corner of the eye. The tissues of the cheek are then elevated from the inside with stitches and attached to the bone at the bottom part of the orbit.

Dr. Bowden has performed many of these surgeries and will be glad to discuss this you should this be necessary.

 

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