look adorable, gentle, and youthful.
The plump areas under the eyes, consisting of eye muscles,
are called “Suborbital hypertrophic orbicularis” or“Love Bands”.
Love bands reduce the appearance of fine lines under the eyes and give them a cute and young appearance. Those who have small love bands appear older than they are.
As we age, the muscles under the eyelids begin to sag and the skin loses resilience. It may cause the areas under eyelids to look sunken. If you have small suborbital hypertrophic orbicularis, you can augment them with the love bands surgery. This can be achieved through procedures like artificial skin substitutes grafting or filler injection.
“Eye Bags？ Love Bands？？What’s the difference？”
The position and shape of eye bags and love bands are different.
“Love bands” is often mistaken for “eye bags “. In fact, the positions and causes of the two are completely different. Love band is a 0.4-0.6cm band shaped bulge produced by the orbicularis oculi muscle during contraction, located just below the lower eyelashes, which makes the eyes look more three-dimensional and has the effect of enlarging the eyes.
Dr. Liu’s professional reminder
If there is an eye bag problem, the love band will appear more obvious after eye bag surgery.
It is recommended to consult with your doctor to discuss the suitable procedure for you.
How to make a lovely love bands?
According to the implants, there are two kinds of common love band plasty: foreign materials and autologous materials.
Foreign materials: including injection of hyaluronic acid and surgical implantation of Goretex, artificial dermis, etc.
Autogenous material: it is the tissue that obtains from oneself, common for autogenous fascia, dermal fat, etc.
Hyaluronic Acid Love Band Injection
Injecting hyaluronic acid is the fastest and reversible way to produce love bands. Because the skin under the eyes is thin and delicate, small molecule hyaluronic acid should be used for injection to avoid excessive hypertrophy of love band! At the same time, the technical threshold is high. To use hyaluronic acid to make a perfect love band line requires the doctor’s rich experience and skilled technology, and patients also need to fully cooperate.
Although the method of using hyaluronic acid to sculpt the love band is simple, this operation is more selective for the patient. The patient must be younger and the skin is tight. Only when the love band sculpture effect is better can it be achieved. If the patient with loose skin reluctantly beat the love band with hyaluronic acid, it is likely to produce edema and become like eye bags, and even cause chronic edema of the entire eye, which is unnatural.
Love Band Surgical Method
Extraneous tissue is surgically inserted to create an obvious shape of love band.
The implant was placed under the lower eyelid through a small incision less than 3 mm at the end of the eye. The scar after operation is very small, which is not easy to see by the naked eye. The effect of this method can be maintained for a long time , and it is firmer than the lying silkworm created by applying hyaluronic acid, and the effect of enlarging the eyes is more obvious. Artificial or autologous tissues can be implanted to create permanent love bands.
STEP 1：Consultation, determine your eye type and situation. Design love band that suit your face best.
STEP 2：An incision of about 3mm is made bellow canthus of the eyes. Based on the decided shape of love band, the skin will be separated from the underlying tissue.
STEP 3：The customized implant is placed and stitches are added to finish the procedure.
I Will cosmetic clinic common materials
① Artificial dermal implant：Foreign materials
Now we use decellularized dermis, which is easy to use and natural, but expensive.
②Autologous dermal fat or fascia：Autogenous materials
Most of it is taken from the dermal fat of the thigh or deep temporal fascia; because there is a natural groove in the thigh, the temporal part is covered by hair and will not remain, but because the implant must be taken from the donor, the operation time will be the more common steps are also more troublesome.
dermal fat of the thigh