Q: Dr. Eppley, do you perform Love Band eyelid surgery. I have lost the fat padding directly underneath my eyes, which I would like back. In Korea, they call these fat pads “love bands” and promote surgery to enhance that area via fat transfer in order to make the eyes appear bigger. Do you offer “love band surgery” as welland not just fat grafting for lower eyelid hollows? Thanks so much.
A: Love Band surgery is fat injection grafting done just under the lashline of the lower eyelids to create an elevated skin roll. This is done by placing small fat droplets in a linear fashion with a microcannula technique. It usually takes less than 1cc per eyelid to create the roll. This is viewed in some countries, particularly Korea, as enhancing the eye area and making it more attractive. It is a variation of contemporary fat injection grafting that is done just to one specific area of the lower eyelid in a very precise manner.
Dr. Barry Eppley