Can Fat Grafting be done Behind Eyeballs to Lessen Hollowing?

Can fat grafting be done behind the eyes to give a more protruding look of the eyeball, and create a less hollow or sunken in look?

Treatments for enopthalmos

Thanks for the question. Eyes that are sunken in the the orbits can be described as enopthalmos.The anterior projection of the eye is usually measured relative to the outer edge of the orbit, the orbital rim, but can also be assessed relative to the maxillary prominences, or the contralateral eye. There are congenital causes of enopthalmos but the most common reason is from trauma (orbital blow out fractures). Fat grafting is not a technique that is typically used. For patients that have significant orbital volume the orbit itself can be reshaped by cutting the bones that comprise the orbit or layering additional bone or titanium plates to decrease the volume. These are serious operations with the rare risks including blindness or impairment of the movement of occular muscles. Again, usually, patients needing these treatments have experienced facial trauma or have congenital facial bone defects. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon for a complete evaluation. I hope this helps.

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