|Festoons are bags which occur
anterior to the cheek bones in some individuals.
They are also called cheek or malar bags, or even
malar mounds. When they are pronounced, they can
cause seriously deleterious effects on one’s
appearance. What is worse is that some folks, who
may not know better, assume that their presence
indicates that the person with them has a problem
with chronic drinking.
Unlike bags in the lower eyelids, festoons are not
due to herniated or anteriorly protruding orbital
fat. And unlike the bags in the lower eyelids,
festoons are not improved with eyelid surgery. In
fact, cosmetic surgery on the lower eyelids, which
does not address the festoons, may even make them
appear worse by removing the eyelid fullness above
Traditionally, festoons have been difficult to
treat. As mentioned above, they are not improved
with traditional lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty).
And unfortunately they are not improved with a
traditional facelift procedure either.
Fortunately, Dr. Kass has developed an answer for
this difficult problem which has proved greatly
successful in the vast majority of the patients he
has treated. Treating the festoon with a unique
resurfacing technique, Dr. Kass avoids the
unacceptable scars associated with direct surgical
excision, and also avoids the use of costly, less
predictable laser procedures.
With more than 27 years of clinical practice and
after performing thousands and thousands of facial
procedures, Dr. Kass is simply the most experienced
cosmetic facial and eye plastic surgeon practicing
in the Tampa Bay area today. Do you really want to
trust your face to anyone else?
Clinical Descriptions of Selected Patients in Photo
Festoon Treatment Before and After Photos