In another article, I had discussed a non-surgical procedure for rhinoplasty. The main reason for increasing popularity of non-surgical procedures is that many patients want to improve their appearance but are afraid of anesthesia, do not want to pay huge fees to surgeons, and are afraid of the possibility of scars. Therefore, it was only a matter of time that a non-surgical procedure for eye lift was made available.
The conventional eyelid surgery involves removal of fat and excess skin from both upper and lower eyelids. While this procedure gives longer-lasting and aesthetically superior results, it is a complex procedure. It takes a few hours to perform and since the eye is a delicate organ, the risk is high. And as you can guess, the cost of a procedure is determined mainly by the duration of the surgery and the degree of risk involved. But there are other issues with conventional eyelifts. The recovery time is about a week or more and during this time, you can’t get much done.
Facial plastic surgeon L. Mike Nayak at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, however, is using the same process that is being used for nose reshaping for eyelift. He is employing injectables to fill in the “valley” beneath the “mountain” of an under eye bag. The non-surgical eyelift is aimed at people who have only a small amount of fat underneath the eye. The best candidates for this procedure are relatively younger patients.
Doctors can use several different types of fillers. Some products last three months, others can last up to a year or more. The procedure is done after applying a numbing cream and takes minutes to perform. Patients can return to work the same day, although there may be some redness and swelling. While the cost may vary for individual cases, you should expect to pay less than a thousand dollars in most locations.
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