Under eye filling, otherwise known in the media as light filling, is the injection of fillers containing hyaluronic acid. The main purpose of the under eye filler is to eliminate the dark circles under the eye area and to reduce the size of the pit in the corner of the eye often referred to as the "tear pit", which has increased in depth in some patients.
Because the skin under the eye is very thin, it is perhaps the riskiest procedure in dermal fillings. There is a high risk of complications, and there is also a high risk of long-term problems that can occur. Due to the thin skin in this area, even the slightest irregularity can create a negative outcome and be noticed by others. Frequent repetition of under eye filling can lead to long-term and difficult-to-fix problems due to the anatomical characteristics in the under eye region.
Due to the long-term problems that can occur with this procedure, most plastic surgeon specialists prefer to use autologous fat transfer
(using the patient's own fat during the filling procedure) and recommend this to their patients. However, this method is a more extensive procedure than the application of hyaluronic acid containing fillers. First, a small amount of fat is taken from the patient using liposuction. In sterile conditions, the patient's fat, without the addition of any additives, is injected using suitable needles, the same way as the dermal filler procedure.
There is a natural and positive expression provided through the procedure, caused by the diminished appearance of the tear pit, and the distinctly lighter colour created in the under eye area.
The most appropriate procedure, under eye filing procedure or the use of fat transfer to the under eye area, will be determined by your plastic surgeon following an examination.