Are you investigating eye lid lift surgery and non-surgical eye area rejuvenation options?
How to know if you need a Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) or a combined Eyelid Lift with Anti-Ageing Injections
Depending on how they meet you, the first thing people usually notice about you is your face. It’s often also the first area of your body to show the signs of ageing. Excessive sun exposure, environmental factors, and repeated expressions – along with daily grimaces if you’re having a bad day at work – can all cause the face to age, especially the eye area. This is partially as our eyes are in near constant use when we’re awake, and are part of many facial expressions – as you well know when you think of the term ‘laugh lines’ (crows feet) and ‘worry lines’ (the infamous forehead elevens).
If you are experiencing ageing eyelids you’ll notice you may have uneven sagging or puffiness of the skin above your eyes (between the brow and eyelashes, as well as droopy eye brows, puffy under eye bags. Uneven upper eyelids that start to impede vision or look ‘awkward’ are usually the sign of ageing that leads a patient to consider a Blepharoplasty procedure, otherwise known as an Eyelid Lift surgery.
But there are non-surgical options as well as surgical options for ageing eyelids. These can help rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes and give you younger looking skin, with fewer wrinkles or lines.
If your concern is crow’s feet, you may want cosmetic injections or dermal fillers along with your eyelid lift or you may want to try some resurfacing techniques to stimulate new collagen.
Surgical options, often in combination with non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments, include a variety of facial procedures. The most common for the upper face are an eyelid lift or Blepharoplasty or a Brow Lift.
Eyelid surgery may involve an Upper Eyelid Lift, a Lower Eyelid Lift (for under eye bags or puffy pouches under the eyes) or a Canthoplasty.
What is an eyelid lift procedure (Blepharoplasty)?
Eyelid Reduction Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Eye lid reduction surgery (Blepharoplasty) can be performed by a Surgeon, such as an Oculoplastic Surgeon or a Plastic Surgeon, to remove redundant skin and skin folds from the eyelid area. Eyelid lift surgery or “eyelid reduction” surgery is formally known as a Blepharoplasty procedure. This procedure helps combat eyelid ptosis and reduces loose, sagging skin around the eye area. The area treated by an Upper Blepharoplasty surgery is located under the brow and above the eye lash line. The skin treated by a Lower Blepharoplasty is usually beneath the lower lid but above the cheekbones. Another type of eyelid surgery is a Canthoplasty. In severe cases of eyelid ptosis, excess skin may begin to cover the eye lash area and the iris, reducing vision. Ptosis can reach a level of severity that impedes a person’s vision. However, corrective eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty for the medical condition of Eyelid Ptosis) can help patients overcome drooping eyelid skin.
Upper Face Surgery
How to rejuvenate your eyes for fresher and younger skin: injections, wrinkle reductions, eyelid lifts or a brow lift?
Non-surgical options for eyelid or facial rejuvenation include high-quality injectables to combat wrinkles and dermal volumisers (filler injections) to restore lost volume around the mouth, lips, cheekbones, jaws or eyes. There are also laser procedures & methods of skin collagen stimulation including Laser Genesis, DOT Therapy (CO2 Laser Therapy), Fraxel Restore, and many other forms of anti-ageing skin treatments for face, hands, and decolletage.
Blepharoplasty Surgical Procedure: A Quick Overview
Also known as an eyelid lift surgery, blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures for reducing the signs of premature ageing, drooping eyelids or puffy “under eye bags.”
- Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper lids or lower eyelids – or both (usually not in one operation but it is possible).
- Upper Blepharoplasty surgery can correct “droopy” looking eyelids or uneven eyelids, and help reduce the perceived age of a person’s face.
- Removing excess skin along the upper lids can create a better eyelid surface for applying eye makeup and can reveal eye lashes hidden by sagging skin.
- Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the lower lid, and can help improve the facial and eye area skin contours for people prone to eye bags or puffy under eye ‘circles.’
- Lower Blepharoplasty surgery involves the periorbital area under the eye.
- As well as reducing wrinkles, this eye surgery can correct severe lower eyelid drooping that exposes the area of the eye below the iris
- Importantly for many patients, it can help remedy the dark “bags” that seem to form under the eyes.
Non-Surgical Techniques for Facial Rejuvenation & Wrinkle Reduction
Another way to reduce eye wrinkles, droopy eyes, or bags under the eyes is through volumisers, dermal fillers, and anti-wrinkle injectables.
Our team offers:
- quality dermal volumisers, dermal fillers & lip plumping injections
- quality anti-wrinkle injectables for combating wrinkles and reducing lines
- laser skin resurfacing or skin rejuvenation treatments
- Fraxel Restore
- DOT Therapy (CO2 Laser therapy)
- Healite II (award-winning LED treatments)
- CO2 DOT Therapy laser treatments
- MonaLisa Touch treatments for post-menopausal symptoms
Many patients with minimal wrinkles, droopiness, or “eye bags” opt for non-surgical techniques for a younger looking face.
Often, patients also start with non-surgical techniques because they require less downtime, are less expensive, and the results are temporary. Other times, patients aren’t experiencing enough signs of aging to warrant blepharoplasty surgery.
How to tell when you need a dual approach – a Blepharoplasty and Injections
Often, a single rejuvenation procedure (blepharoplasty surgery, an injectable session, a dermal filler approach) can rejuvenate the eyes and help you combat the appearance of ageing.
However, by the time you notice some signs of ageing that are bothersome enough to want to seek a solution, there is usually more than one concern.
What’s good for your eyelid appearance in terms of a blepharoplasty or other eye area rejuvenation procedure (or crows feet reduction injectables) depends on YOUR presenting skin collagen, wrinkles, eyelid & brow condition. This is partially impacted by environmental factors and genetics, but also by the natural processes of ageing.
Our Plastic Surgeons and Eye Rejuvenation Experts can help you to assess the condition and elasticity of your facial skin and eyelid area, and offer informed suggestions based upon your presenting skin laxity and collagen health.
Often the best approach will depends on the degree of eyelid droopiness, your existing skin health (or sun exposure damage), wrinkle depth, genetic factors, and more.
If you want to learn more, just schedule a visit to our Facial Surgeons OR ask to visit one of our Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing Dermal Injectors or Dermal Clinicians, who can help you assess which approach is likely to get you the improvements you are looking for. Our Team works closely together so you can meet our Injectors, Dermal Clinicians and often the Plastic Surgeons when you come to visit, especially if you attend an EVENT night (but Reservations are required).
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