Upper Blepharoplasty Alternatives – What Can I Consider?

Upper BlepharoplastyBlepharoplasty, in simple terms, is eyelid surgery. As people age, their eyelids can droop. An elective upper blepharoplasty is especially helpful if the drooping upper lid is causing impaired vision. In an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, an incision is made along the normal crease of the upper eyelid. Extra fat and tissue are removed. In a lower blepharoplasty, the incision is made below the eyelashes in the naturally occurring crease of the lower eyelid. Both a lower and an upper blepharoplasty are surgery. Some people are not good candidates for surgery. Some are concerned about the possible risks. There is also a chance that a lower or upper blepharoplasty may not solve the problem complete and need to be repeated.

Brow lift plastic surgery can lift sagging upper eyelids, lift eyebrows and reduce other signs of facial aging. If you are afraid of a surgeon cutting near your eyes, this may be a better choice for you. There are some ways that you could have a <non surgical eye lift. Laser light can be used to get rid of the top layer of skin. The laser light also causes the body to make collagen which firms the skin. Another new procedure uses a special radio frequency. This radio frequency also causes collagen production. The skin becomes more firm. Little lines and wrinkles seem to disappear. There are a variety of dermal fillers that can be injected into the skin to reduce sagging and wrinkling. Some, like Botox, are made from animal sources. Newer products like Restalyne are not. The newer products are less likely to cause allergic reactions.

Before you opt for a lower or upper blepharoplasty, be sure to do your homework. Check out your options and have a frank discussion with your plastic surgeon.

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