Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that enhances the appearance of the eyes. As you age, your skin loses elasticity, and the muscles supporting your eyelids weaken, causing sagging, puffiness, and wrinkles. Blepharoplasty addresses these issues by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance. In recent years, significant advancements in technology have made Peoria blepharoplasty safer, more effective, and less invasive.
Improved techniques for upper eyelid surgery
Upper eyelid surgery is one of the most common types of blepharoplasty. Traditionally, this procedure involved incision along the upper eyelid’s natural crease and removing excess skin and fat. While this technique is still used, modern advancements have led to less invasive alternatives.
One such technique is laser blepharoplasty, which uses a laser to make incisions and tighten the skin. This technique has the added benefit of reducing bleeding and swelling and can be done with traditional blepharoplasty.
Improved techniques for lower eyelid surgery
Lower eyelid surgery is often used to address under-eye bags, which can make a person look tired and older than they are. The traditional method for this procedure involved making an incision below the lower eyelashes and removing excess skin. However, this technique can lead to scarring and a change in the shape of the eyelid.
Modern techniques for lower eyelid surgery include transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which can be used to remove excess fat without making an external incision. This technique has the added benefit of allowing for the removal of excess skin and the tightening of the lower eyelid muscle.
Non-surgical options for eyelid rejuvenation
For patients who are not ready for surgery or do not want to undergo a surgical procedure, non-surgical options for eyelid rejuvenation are available. These options include dermal fillers, which can be used to fill in hollow areas under the eyes, and Botox injections, which can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes.
There have also been significant advancements in technology related to blepharoplasty. One such technology is the use of high-frequency ultrasound, which can be used to tighten the skin and muscles around the eyes. This technique is ideal for patients with minimal skin laxity.
Another technology that has been gaining popularity is radiofrequency skin tightening. This technique involves using radiofrequency waves to heat the skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in tighter, more youthful-looking skin. This technique can be used on the upper and lower eyelids and is less invasive than traditional blepharoplasty.
Whether you want to address sagging eyelids, under-eye bags, or wrinkles around the eyes, many options are available to help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed look. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with blepharoplasty, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in vision. However, the risks can be minimized by working with a qualified and experienced specialist.
Talk to your doctor at Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery for more information about blepharoplasty.