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Malar Festoons: Is Blepharoplasty The Solution?

There are many reasons someone might be in need of blepharoplasty; it is a surgery required for correcting deformities, disfigurations, or defects of the eyelids. Most people know when they have some sort of eyelid issue and consult a Miami cosmetic surgeon to find out what eyelid surgery is best for them. Often, reasons for needing upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery are viewed as cosmetic and therefore are seldom covered by insurance. With that said, for many it is an extremely important Miami plastic surgery that greatly improves their vision. If you are having issues with sagging or bagging of your eyes, chances this surgery could help you see clearer, however not all bags are what they appear to be. Make sure you consult with the best plastic surgeons in Miami first.

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A common mistake people make is confusing malar festoons with lower lid bags because of their close location to one another. Lower lid bags are caused by fluid protruding through the skin, or fat, malar festoons are mainly on the upper part of your cheek and they protrude as well. So, if you suffer from lower lid bags and malar festoons, it can look like one problem when in fact they are separate issues.

Blepharoplasty is typically used to remove the sagging and bagging of the lower and upper eyelids to improve vision, but fixing malar festoons can be included in the procedure. However, the surgical results for that area have proved to be less successful. Don’t let that scare you though, there are newer procedures beyond surgery to research that can correct festoons. The best way to figure out what eyelid issues you are having is by meeting with one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami and letting him/her assess your needs and decide what your best course of action should be.

Dr. Myron Tanenbaum, MD. Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Miami Plastic Surgery
Opthalmic Plastic Surgery | Cosmetic & Reconstructive
Miami, Florida