Ten Ways to Become a 10
Herein, the experts describe the top five invasive and top five noninvasive cosmetic procedures and how they rate in the First State.
Dr. Peter Coggins, a surgeon in Greenville, says about 80 percent of his patients undergo fat grafting, which is one of the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. Here, Coggins performs a liposuction procedure. Photograph by Jared Castaldi
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Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by removing excess skin and fat deposits and tightening muscles and tissue.
How it’s done Surgeons make incisions in areas that will conceal the scar, such as the natural crease of the upper eyelid, the lower lash line or inside the lower eyelid.
Why it rates “We look in each other’s eyes when we talk,” says Dr. Christopher Saunders. “And when we age, we see it in this area first.” The procedure is second in popularity to mini-facelifts for Pontell.
The upper eyelids are a “slam dunk,” Danyo says. “You look great and it’s simple to do. The lower eyelids are more complicated.” Sometimes, a patient may look better with volume restoration under the eye, which involves using a filler to plump up the trough that emphasizes eye bags.
Risks Temporary blurred or impaired vision, difficulty shutting your eyes, a temporary droop in the lower lid, fluid accumulation, eyelid disorders and eye dryness.
Recovery Surgeons agree that most people have little pain, but they will experience discomfort from swelling and bruising.
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