Eyelid lifts have come a long way in the last decade, both surgical and non-surgical. The question is, do these non-surgical lunchtime eyelid lifts really work, or are they a waste of money? To answer that question, you have to understand how non-surgical eyelid lifts work and how they compare to cosmetic upper lid surgery.
The primary cause of drooping upper eyelids is loss of volume caused by aging. This is particularly common after age 50. It results in drooping brows and loose upper eyelid skin, which give a fatigued look and make eyes look hollow. In a non-surgical response that restores youthfulness to the upper eyelid, a Miami cosmetic surgeon would inject fillers. The most commonly used fillers for eyelid lifts are the patient’s own fat, or the use of hyaluronic protein products like Juvederm or Restylane.
A reputable Miami cosmetic surgeon proposing injectable fillers will give you the pros and cons of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, so you make the right decision for you. Non-surgical eyelid lifts using fillers are non-invasive. They are simple procedures that can be done during your lunch break from work and are virtually painless. There are few side effects, and the results are immediate. On the downside, non-surgical eyelid lifts only last from six months to 2.5 years before they need to be repeated.
Non-surgical eyelid lifts work by plumping up the gaunt eye area and thereby repositioning the eyebrow and reducing the excess skin. Eyelid lifts done with upper eyelid surgery can rid eyes of excess fatty deposits that make eyes appear puffy, and reduce excess sagging skin that affects the contour of the eyes. Upper eyelid surgery is a longer term solution than non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Consult with your Miami cosmetic surgeon to determine which approach is best for you.