The authors report the results of their approach for the treatment of the tear trough deformity, by lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning and fat transfer to Ristow’s space and the deep medial fat compartment.
One hundred fourteen eyes of 57 patients underwent lower eyelid blepharoplasty, fat repositioning, and fat transfer between 2010 and 2012.
No major complications were observed in any of the patients in this series. In all cases, there was significant improvement in the lower eyelid contour, tear trough, and blending of the transition at the eyelid–cheek junction noted by both patients and physicians.
Despite the availability of multiple procedures, effacement of the tear trough region remains a challenge. The addition of fat transfer to Ristow’s space and the deep medial fat compartment to traditional fat repositioning lower blepharoplasty are effective methods for volumizing the tear trough and may synergistically improve outcomes.