Author: Dr. Spagnolo Antonio Daniele

Date: 22/04/2020

Cosmetic surgeons are well aware of the boundary between aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery. In order to rejuvenate the eyes, they are able to identify when upper or lower blepharoplasty surgery is necessary and when, on the other hand, aesthetic medicine treatments can also be effective. Upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty require a plastic surgeon and represent cosmetic surgery Aesthetic medicine treatments, on the other hand, make it possible to intervene on drooping eyelids and signs of ageing that affect the eyes in a non-invasive manner. Although in some cases choosing the most suitable intervention to meet the patient's requests cannot be fulfilled by aesthetic treatments, there are also many cases in which more practical solutions can give satisfactory results.

If, for example, we have a patient who has an excess of skin around the eyes, it is very easy to think that aesthetic medicine alone is not enough to solve the problem and that, on the contrary, an aesthetic medicine treatment could even highlight droopy eyelids and thus cause a worsening of the condition. In this case, although more invasive and with a slightly longer recovery time, upper blepharoplasty is the optimal solution to achieve the desired result.

The cosmetic surgeon is therefore fundamental and must be able to listen to the patient's requests, evaluating the initial situation and the result to be achieved. Facial rejuvenation surgery, using the tools of aesthetic medicine or cosmetic surgery, can only be successful if it is able to restore a younger look to the patient, maintaining their natural beauty and original features and avoiding exaggerations and drastic changes.

Let's get to know the two approaches better:


Aesthetic medicine treatments

As we have mentioned to a certain extent, aesthetic medicine is made up of treatment tools that make it possible to carry out procedures that are defined as non-invasive. Undergoing aesthetic medicine treatment, in fact, does not require long recovery times as it does not require total anaesthesia nor the use of an operating theatre. In general, aesthetic medicine treatments are carried out on an outpatient basis, have no contraindications and do not cause post-operative problems. Quite the opposite, the patient can return to their daily activities in a short time without any special care.


- Upper and lower blepharoplasty

Upper or lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, involves cosmetic surgery and, despite being more invasive than aesthetic medicine treatments, it is sometimes the only way to rejuvenate the eyes without altering them. For example, when the excess skin is too abundant or the eyelids are droopy, it is necessary to resort to upper blepharoplasty or lower blepharoplasty. In these two cases it is possible to intervene surgically on the condition, eliminating the problem definitively. Upper or lower blepharoplasty can only be performed by a plastic surgeon in a suitable hospital facility. The operation requires total anaesthesia and longer recovery times compared to aesthetic medicine treatments.

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