Dark circles appear due to weakened shield covering fat
underneath eyelid that causes bulging and shadowy appearance.

Individuals with dark circles may look aged or fatigued,
so correction must be considered.
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Dark circles are usually classified into 4 types, and it is important to choose suitable method for individual.

■ Loosened Eyelid with Fat: Fat Removal on Lower Eyelid
What is the benefit? – Individuals in 20s and 30s have better results
due to more elasticity in their skin. There is no visible scar since the
incision is made along the inner surface of eyelids.
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■ Bulging Fat yet Sunken Lower Eyelids: Fat Relocation

What is fat relocation?
Instead of removing unnecessary fat, it is relocated in order to even out the skin surface on lower eyelids.
If there is not enough fat to fill up the sunken part, autologous fat grafting may be necessary.

01. Resect near the lower
eye lashes.
02. Make a partial removal
of excess fat.
03. Relocate remaining fat to
broad area and fix it firmly
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■ OPERATION INFORMATION


Duration 30 minutes to 1 hour
Anesthesia Local anesthesia with IV sedation
Stitch Removal 5-7 days after surgery
Recovery Period Daily activities (facial wash, make-up) are possible right after surgery.
Severe swelling disappears after 2-3 days.

Recovery period varies on individual basis.

■ Sunken Lower Eyelids: Autologous Fat Graft

Dark Circle Correction Using Autologous Fat - Grafting excess fat from own thighs, hips, and abdomen is another
method to correct dark circles, and also known for body contouring effect since the procedure grafts unnecessary
fat from own body. BK Plastic Surgery Hospital has developed our own method to increase survival rate of grafted
fat cells to enhance lasting period and results of the procedure.

Must remember before Fat grafting - Since fat grafting is considered as a challenging procedure that it might cause
lumps or over-absorption of fat due to misinjection, the procedure must be performed by a specialist.

Surgical Method

surgical method
01. Proceed local anesthesia
with IV sedation.
02. Harvest fat from thigh,
hips, and abdomen using
a small cannula.
03. Insert harvested fat into
centrifugal separator to
purify fat cells.
04. Inject fat into several skin
layers evenly underneath
lower eyelid skin.
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■ OPERATION INFORMATION


Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Anesthesia Local anesthesia with IV sedation
Stitch Removal 5-7 days after surgery
Recovery Period Daily activities (facial wash, make-up) are possible right after surgery
Severe swelling disappears after 2-3 days

Recovery period varies on individual basis.

■ Sunken Lower Eyelids: Filler Injection
Dark Circle Correction using Filler Injection - Filler is substance injected to either skin or underneath subcutaneous
tissue to create volume. Injection with natural substance such as hyaluronic acid can correct dark circles enhancing
youthful appearance.
Process - Apply sedative ointment on lower eyelid. Wait about 40 minutes for eyelid skin to be sedated.
Inject filler into where love band is desired to be created.
What is the benefit? - It is more effective when depression is not too severe. Reinjection after certain period of time
is necessary in order to maintain the result since it usually lasts up to 1 year.
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■ OPERATION INFORMATION


Duration 1 hour including anesthesia
Anesthesia Sedative ointment
Stitch Removal Not applicable
Recovery Period Light bruise may appear
Daily activities (facial wash, make-up) are possible on the same day

Recovery period varies on individual basis.



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