Dermal Fillers Prove to Be Valuable Alternative to Eyelid Lift Surgery

j0284951If you’ve noticed the skin above and around your eyes is beginning to sag, you may be a good candidate for eyelid lift surgery. This surgery works by removing excess fatty tissues from around the delicate eye area, and lifting up the skin to create a more wide-eyed, youthful appearance. However, some doctors believe that going under the knife to achieve this youthful look isn’t your only option.

Dermal fillers are proving to be a valuable alternative to eyelid lift surgery and can take years off your appearance after just a single treatment. Injectable fillers can help to raise the upper eyelid and brow area, making the eyes appear more prominent. The injectable also adds more volume to the face, which can help those who have sagging, loose skin around the eye area.

Dr. Val Lambros, author of an article that appeared in the most recent issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, explains how hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can provide reliable, consistent and exceptional results for improving the eye area, and may be a valuable alternative to surgery fro many people.

This procedure works by adding volume to the brow line and upper lid, and the soft filler helps create a contoured, natural appearance. By increasing volume in the brow, the eyes are naturally lifted and can create a more youthful look.

This ‘nonsurgical brow lift’ can be performed with local anesthesia, and typically takes under an hour. Most patients experience only a light soreness or redness at the treatment site, and this will disappear within a few hours. The filler can remain in the body for up to 8 to 12 months, but touch up treatments may be required every six months in some people.

Further Reading

  • A new TV show in Australia called The Shire recently spotlighted plastic surgery and featured the stars of the show having now qualms about treatments. The show’s stars Sophie and Vernesa aren’t afraid to show off their fake breasts in revealing tops and dresses, and are both sporting the infamous lip-enhanced pouts. Vernesa admits that she’s been told not to have any more filler treatments in her lips to prevent her lips from touching her nose. She undergoes Botox for the first time on camera.

  • Phillis Diller, a comedy pioneer who was also a trailblazer in her public acknowledgement of having plastic surgery, died yesterday at the age of 95.

  • Kim Kardashian continues to shoulder rumors about having plastic surgery, and some people report that the star has had multiple procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, and Botox. Kim has admitted to having Botox, as well as VelaShape treatments designed to treat cellulite and smooth out the skin. She reportedly undergoes laser facial treatments to maintain her smooth skin and ward off the effects of aging. But has she really gone under the knife for more extensive procedures?