Are you finding yourself staring at your lower eye bags every time you look in the mirror? Or cringe when you see yourself in selfies? Lower eye bags can make you look more tired, and older than you actually are. At Solomon Facial Plastic Toronto, Dr. Philip Solomon offers both Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty and Lower Blepharoplasty surgery, both of which, can improve how you look and how your feel.
What Is Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Lower Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat from beneath the eyelids that present as eye bags or puffy pockets beneath the eyes. In some cases, where excess skin presents, it can be trimmed and removed as well. Dr. Philip Solomon, a specialist in Blepharoplasty surgery in Toronto, often uses the Transconjunctival approach to remove fat from inside the lower eyelid. Where skin tightening is required, he combines the surgical procedure with CO2 Laser Resurfacing. In doing so, he can eliminate the need for external incisions and scars. Lower Blepharoplasty is typically performed in a two-hour surgical procedure under general anesthetic. Recovery time can range from 7-14 days.
What Is Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty?
Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty is a Non-Surgical Treatment that can incorporate Dermal Filler as well as CO2 Laser Resurfacing to optimize results. In using Dermal Filler, Dr. Solomon can add volume to the tear trough area to blend existing eye bags with the upper cheek. CO2 Laser Resurfacing can help tighten the skin below the lower lids as well as minimize the appearance of fine lines. Results are visible immediately following your injectable treatment however, in some cases, mild bruising or swelling can occur. A recovery period of 7-10 days is required following CO2 Laser Resurfacing.
Benefits of Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery
The benefits of Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery are many. Excess fat is permanently being removed from beneath your lower lids. Existing fat can be repositioned to better blend the lower lid with the upper cheek. The results can last indefinitely and Lower Blepharoplasty rarely needs to be done twice.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty
Non-surgical Blepharoplasty can be performed in a clinic environment without the need for local or general anesthetic. If your treatment plan only consists of filler injections, you will have no downtime and can see your results immediately. If your treatment plan includes CO2 Laser Resurfacing, you will optimize your non-surgical blepharoplasty results with this skin tightening procedure.
How Do You Choose?
A consultation with Dr. Philip Solomon will help determine which approach would best suit your needs and your goals. Patients in their 40’s and older with significant eye bags may require Lower Blepharoplasty surgery. That doesn’t mean they can’t try a non-surgical approach first, however the results are temporary lasting anywhere from 9-18 months and may not give them the results they are looking for. Patients who present with mild eye bags can often see great results from the non-surgical approach.
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For a consultation with Dr. Philip Solomon at either his Toronto or Thornhill Clinic, feel free to call our office to schedule your personal consultation.
416-864-6100 or 905-764-7799.