Now that masks have become compulsory in public spaces, it has caused a shift in cosmetic surgery trends. As they cover the lower half of the face, focus now tends to veer more towards the eyes.
This has made many of us eye obsessed. Cosmetic surgeons around the globe have seen an increase in eye related procedures. So, what type of treatments are patients choosing to improve the eye area?
Non-surgical eye rejuvenation treatments
Due to their minimal recovery time and reduced risks, most are turning to non-surgical methods to achieve brighter, more youthful eyes. Botox and fillers can be extremely effective at minimising fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. However, it’s important for patients to realise that there are still risks with these procedures and they only provide temporary results.
When injected into the eye area, Botox weakens the muscles that pull downwards. This automatically makes the eyes appear more rested. It can also help to eliminate crow’s feet and frown lines. However, this treatment won’t eliminate dark circles. Patients who want to eliminate dark circles under the eyes would instead benefit from filler. When filler is injected under the eye, it minimises the appearance of deep tear troughs, hollows and dark circles.
There are a whole range of non-surgical treatments that aim to reduce ageing around the eyes, but these are temporary procedures that require repeat treatments to maintain results, which often adds up. So, if you’re looking for more permanent results, surgery may be your best option.
Eyelid lift surgery
Eyelid surgery is becoming extremely popular. Typically carried out under local anaesthetic, the procedure involves making a small cut in the upper eyelid before removing a small section of skin. This results in less weight on the eyelids, while also opening up the eyes.
The recovery time is around a week, and it’s common to experience bruising and swelling. However, it does offer long lasting results. The procedure takes around an hour and is carried out under general anaesthetic.
Surprisingly, this procedure has been particularly popular with working men throughout the pandemic. This is thought to be because many of them now have the time off to secretly undergo cosmetic procedures.
The brow lift
Another option proving popular right now is the brow lift. Designed to raise the eyebrows, it can effectively lift the eye area, leaving behind a more youthful and smoother appearance. Many patients are surprised to find that they only need a brow lift to achieve their desired results. There are different techniques that can be used, and you may need to wear a bandage on the forehead for a few days after surgery. Sutures will be removed within 7-10 days.
Whichever procedure you are considering having done, it is important to do your research. It isn’t hard to see why eye related procedures are in high demand right now. However, every procedure has its risks; even the non-surgical ones. So, always talk through your options, alongside the risks and complications prior to undergoing any of the above procedures.