Blepharoplasty vs. Filler – Choosing the Right Solution for Under-Eyes and Tear Trough

As we age, under-eye bags are a common concern due to the loss of support in the skin around our eyes. When addressing these issues, individuals seeking a more youthful appearance have two main choices: blepharoplasty surgery for the lower eyelids or non-surgical fillers for both the tear trough under-eye area and mid-face areas.

As we age, under-eye bags are a common concern due to the loss of support in the skin around our eyes as well as our mid face. This leads to the development of dark circles and bags under the eyes. When addressing these issues, individuals seeking a more youthful appearance have two main choices: blepharoplasty surgery for the lower eyelids or non-surgical fillers for both the tear trough under-eye area and mid-face areas.

Blepharoplasty: A Surgical Approach to Eyelid and Under-Eye Bag Removal

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure primarily designed to improve the appearance of under eye bags and dark circles by focusing on the lower eyelids. During the procedure, your surgeon’s goal is to remove excess skin, fat, and muscle. The results of a lower blepharoplasty are to reduce creases through cutting, removing, and repositioning tissues. However, this surgical method not only changes the appearance of the area around the eyes but also impacts the micro blood vessels supplying the tissue. This can lead to unique aging patterns compared to non-surgical treatments, making the surgically treated skin appear notably different and weaker over time.

Under-Eye and Tear Trough Fillers: The Non-Surgical Alternative

Cosmetic eye fillers provide a non-surgical solution for under-eye bags and the tear trough area. These issues often result from the loss of support structures such as bone, muscle, and fat. Filler injections offer support without the need for tissue removal, leading to natural facial rejuvenation. By using dermal fillers to lift the skin, providers can reduce under-eye bags without incisions or tissue cutting. This approach aims to restore the skin to its original position, addressing both the tear trough and mid-face area. This is a significant advantage compared to common surgical techniques or filler alone, which often do not address the lost support in the mid-face.

EyeRise: The Non-Surgical Under-Eye Filler

EyeRise, a lower blepharoplasty alternative filler treatment, utilizes gentle dermal fillers like Belotero and Radiesse to enhance structural support. Multiple filler types are combined for optimal results. The goal is to lift and support the skin beneath the under-eye and mid-face areas, restoring their original position without the need for cutting or stretching. EyeRise also promotes tissue growth, including elastin, collagen, and new blood vessels, without reducing existing blood vessels. Furthermore, EyeRise provides a non-permanent solution, allowing adjustments over time as the body matures. This adaptability is not achievable with permanent lower eyelid surgery.

Advantages of Mid-Face and Tear Trough Filler Support

  • No tissue removal or cutting
  • No stretching of skin or tissue to new positions
  • Non-permanent effects
  • Reduced risk to micro blood vessels
  • Stimulatory impact of fillers, enhancing blood vessels, collagen, and elastin through bio-modulation
  • Focus on supporting, enhancing, and stimulating healthy tissue growth in the undereye and mid-face areas without permanent tissue removal or repositioning
  • Greater naturalness and adjustability over time
  • Minimal to no downtime

How Do I Choose Between Filler or Blepharoplasty?

The key difference between tear trough filler and blepharoplasty lies in their focus and adjustability over time. Blepharoplasty primarily targets the lower eyelids, while EyeRise addresses both the tear trough and mid-face areas. These under-eye area fillers offer a flexible, non-permanent solution depending on the patient’s needs, whereas blepharoplasty is a less adaptable, permanent treatment option.

How Can I Schedule a Consultation at VERVE for Under-Eye Filler?

To schedule a consultation to see Dr Stephen Bracci, call us at (212) 888-3003 or submit an appointment request and someone from our team will reach out to you.