Recovery and Results
There tends to be more postoperative edema with the combination compared to that with fat excision or a transconjunctival approach with fat transposition.
“A large part of the treatment is postoperative care. You can expect a significant amount of post-operative swelling, in some cases. At first, that can be discouraging, but, with time, you will get to where you want to be. Being sure the patient knows what to expect — that’s critical,” he says.
Dr. Brocks says that using this approach for his eyelid rejuvenation patients has given him more confidence that he can deliver the results that his patients want.
“Patients want to look younger and they want their eyelids to be rejuvenated. What they’re really asking for is to reconstitute that nice subtle, youthful transition between the lower lid and cheek. For me, I’ve found this consistently delivers that,” he says.