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Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Nov-Dec;22(6):409-13.

Cosmetic lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning via intra-SOOF dissection: surgical technique and initial outcomes.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.



To describe a novel surgical technique for lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning in an intrasuborbicularis oculi fat (intra-SOOF) plane.


Description of surgical technique and outcome of a retrospective, interventional case series of 66 consecutive patients who underwent surgery.


Sixty-six patients with an average age of 56 years underwent bilateral transconjunctival lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning in an intra-SOOF plane. Surgery was most commonly done in an office-based operating or procedure room under local anesthetic only. Patients were observed for an average of 6 months. Complications and revisions were few. Surgical outcomes and subjective patient satisfaction rate were excellent.


Lower eyelid fat repositioning blepharoplasty in an intra-SOOF plane is an alternative technique to address the tear trough deformity. This technique provides excellent surgical results and high patient satisfaction. Convenient for both patient and surgeon, this technique is readily performed in an office-based procedure room under local anesthetic. Further follow-up will determine long-term outcomes.

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