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Is Eyelid Surgery Your 2017 Resolution?

eyelid-surgeryMost New Year’s resolutions have to do with losing weight, quitting a bad habit, or improving relationships with others, but there is one uncommon New Year’s resolution that might be perfect for you: the resolution to get eyelid surgery. Most people don’t even know that eyelid surgery is a possibility until they find themselves needing it, but it is true that cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgeries have become incredibly popular to help patients overcome specific eye and vision issues.

Cosmetic Blepharoplasty

The most common type of eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty, which removes fat and excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. This can be a life changing procedure for anybody, especially older patients, whose eyelids have become droopy and baggy due to stretched skin and bulging fat pockets. The effect of sagging, narrowed eyes tends to make a person look older and more tired than they really are, so blepharoplasty is an important treatment to rejuvenate the patient’s appearance and help the eyes look youthful again.

It’s a simple outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia with sedation. During surgery, an eyelid surgeon reduces the sagging tissues like skin, muscle, and fat pockets by making incisions in the natural folds of the eyelids. After the eye tissue heals, the signs of any surgery are virtually impossible to see.

Surgery Without the Knife

Most patients aren’t too excited about the idea of a scalpel cutting open the skin tissue around their eyes, which is why many surgeons now use radiosurgery instead. This new technology uses high frequency radio waves to replace the scalpel. These radio waves pass from a microfine wire to an antenna behind the patient. As soon as the wire touches the patient’s skin, it makes a very precise incision. Since radiosurgery allows maximum results with minimal bleeding, discomfort, and recovery time, it makes achieving your New Year’s resolution so much easier.

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