What We’d Like You to Know about Eyelid Surgery
- Posted on: Sep 30 2017
Statistics indicate that eyelid surgery is a popular method of facial rejuvenation for adults of all ages. Some say that the results of eyelid surgery have enabled them to feel better about their aging process; to become less critical of other parts of the face, such as lines and wrinkles or jowls. We receive numerous inquiries about rejuvenating the eyes in our Palo Alto office. So, we’d like to offer a few points that we think you should know.
What You Should Know Before Eyelid Surgery
- Surgery may not be the only option for fresher eyes. As physicians have become more familiar with the characteristics and capabilities of various dermal filler products, the floodgates have opened for more treatment options beyond surgery. Injectable solutions may be appropriate for some patients wanting to reduce the appearance of under eye bags or even heavy upper eyelids. What you need to know is that injecting tear troughs with dermal fillers does not get rid of bags, it simply hides them. Botox treatment for a sagging brow can liven up the eyes, but it may not reduce upper eyelid hooding in every situation. Sometimes, surgery is the most appropriate choice of treatment. The best way to know is to consult with an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
- Eyelid surgery may not be enough. Because the upper eyelids are directly affected by the position of the brow, knowing which procedure is needed can be difficult. Dr. Fisher performs a thorough consultation and examination of facial tissue in order to determine where the problem lies. In some cases, a brow lift may be performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery, or as an alternative. Depending on the severity of sagging, a non-surgical brow lift using injectable products may also be considered as an adjunct to the eyelid lift.
- Nervousness is part of the process. It’s completely normal to feel somewhat anxious as treatment day approaches. We are thoughtful about the level of care we provide to our patients, and provide the fullest extent of information to help prepare for surgery and recovery.
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