As people age, some of the first signs of aging appear around the eyes. For example, bags can start to develop under the eyes, and dark circles can also crop up. Dark circles are often caused by age-related fat loss, while eye bags result from weakening skin and sagging fat.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles. He routinely discusses and educates prospective patients about non-surgical blepharoplasty and whether it’s their best option for correcting age-related issues around the eyes.
What Is Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty?
Non-surgical blepharoplasty is a procedure that aims to fix issues like sagging skin and dark circles around the eyes without cutting or removing excess skin. This noninvasive treatment is perfect for individuals who do not want traditional surgery and the risks associated with it.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty?
As mentioned earlier, patients who want to avoid traditional surgery often request non-surgical blepharoplasty instead. This treatment is ideal for individuals who have primary volume loss under the eye. This can be corrected during the procedure with fillers that even out the area, hiding dark circles and bags.
Should a patient display excess puffiness under the eye, it could be due to an excess of fatty tissue. Those individuals might have better results undergoing traditional surgery, where the fat will be rearranged for a more balanced look.
Dr. Azizzadeh will consider your case carefully to determine the cause behind the dark circles or bags under your eyes and suggest the best course of action for the greatest possible results.
What Are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty?
A Painless Procedure: A common complaint about traditional surgery is pain. Non-surgical blepharoplasty has gained popularity in recent times because it’s virtually a painless procedure. You can also expect adequate numbness during the “operation.”
After-Effects Resolve Quickly: Unlike traditional surgery, where cuts and wounds can take weeks to heal, any redness, bruising, and mild swelling (all very normal after a blepharoplasty) will resolve on their own after a few days. This quick recovery time is welcomed by those who do not want to display the signs of cosmetic surgery on their faces for a long period.
Cost-Effective: Due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure, non-surgical blepharoplasty is often more affordable than traditional surgery. Needless to say, this is a big reason why many patients opt for non-surgical blepharoplasty when they notice signs of aging around the eyes.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The non-surgical blepharoplasty procedure can last anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour. During this time, the surgeon will use the best method suited for your case to correct the fat distribution around your eyes.
There is no clear timeline that stipulates how long a patient can enjoy the results after undergoing non-surgical blepharoplasty. But there is good news. The results are known to last a long time, often years.
Contact Us for a Consultation
Don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our expert staff can arrange for a consultation to see if this procedure is the right fit for you. Dr. Azizzadeh is a highly sought-after specialist in the field of facial plastic surgery, and he can discuss your options with you and help you decide if you want to proceed. If so, you can expect the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery to deliver a top-quality, safe, and effective non-surgical blepharoplasty experience.