P. G. Rittes, MD has indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.
The Use of Phosphatidylcholine for Correction of Lower Lid Bulging Due to Prominent Fat Pads
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2001
Volume 27, Issue 4, pages 391–392, April 2001
How to Cite
Rittes, P. G. (2001), The Use of Phosphatidylcholine for Correction of Lower Lid Bulging Due to Prominent Fat Pads. Dermatologic Surgery, 27: 391–392. doi: 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2001.00282.x
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 20 DEC 2001
Background. Patients with prominent periorbital fat pads often complain of having a persistent “tired” look and seek treatment from their dermatologist.
Objective. A non-surgical treatment of fat pads.
Methods. Thirty patients were treated for prominent lower eyelid fat pads with phosphatidylcholine injection. Pre- and posttreatment photographs were taken for long-term analysis.
Results. A marked reduction of the lower eyelid fat pads was noted over the 2-year follow-up period. There were no recurrences.
Conclusion. The injection of phosphatidylcholine (250 mg/5 ml) into the fat pads is a simple office procedure that may postpone or even substitute for lower eyelid blepharoplasty.