Is Blepharoplasty a Thing of the Past?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery has seen a 38% decline in popularity since 2000 and, while it remains one of the top five most popular plastic surgery procedures in the U.S., there were fewer performed in 2015 than in 2014. Does this mean that eyelid rejuvenation is a thing of the past? That we’ve moved onto other forms of facial enhancement over the past 15 years? Not really. But these statistics do correspond with the increasing popularity of nonsurgical treatments designed to produce a more youthful look around the eyes.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are the two most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in America. While neither one is a good alternative for blepharoplasty, both can be used to correct crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes and in between the eye brows. However, if drooping eyelids or dark, puffy skin below the eyes are the issue, these nonsurgical options simply won’t do the trick.
New York cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman offers both blepharoplasty and nonsurgical treatments for their intended and most effective purposes. If you are unhappy with the way aging has impacted the area around your eyes, Dr. Pakeman welcomes an opportunity to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation where he can help you determine if eyelid surgery, another cosmetic option, or a combination of both will be ideal for your specific needs.
To schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Pakeman, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care online or by calling 212-308-1566 today. Dr. Pakeman serves NYC and all surrounding areas of New York and New Jersey.