As is the case with most facial features, the area around the eyes is susceptible to sun damage, unwanted fat deposits, and the effects of aging. Eyelid surgery, medically known as a blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can be performed by Dr. Dennis Reiter at Visione 360 Eye and Cosmetic Institute in El Paso, TX. It can help improve your vision, remove excess tissue, and also make you look younger. Learn more about the reasons for this procedure when you go in for an initial visit with a facial plastic surgeon.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
You have both a top and bottom eyelid with fatty tissue that can build up over time. Both lids effect your facial appearance and how well you can see. These are the common eyelid “lift” surgery procedures:
- Upper eyelid surgery (makes you look more alert, reduces wrinkling, and helps open your eyes more).
- Lower eyelid surgery (reduces sagging and the appearance of dark bags around the eyes).
- Dual eyelid lift (both the upper and lower eyelids are surgically improved by your El Paso, TX, doctor).
Reasons to Choose Eyelid Surgery
If you have a problem with excess skin around your eyes that is limiting or obstructing your field of vision, eyelid surgery can help. Excess fat tissue around the eyes could be the real reason why you can’t see as well as you did when you were younger. Eyelid surgery is also beneficial if you are looking for a way to shave a few years off your facial appearance. Bags, flaps, and puffiness around the eyes are signs of aging and tiredness.
The Surgical Appointment
Unlike more invasive surgeries that require deep anesthesia, eyelid surgery is an in-office, outpatient procedure that doesn’t take very long to complete. Your eye doctor injects local anesthesia so that you won’t experience discomfort. The creases and folds are marked as guides. Incisions are made, fatty tissue is removed, and then the cuts are re-sealed with sutures. The procedure could take several hours depending on your unique needs.
Schedule Your Eyelid Surgery
After a short consultation with a doctor at Visione 360 Eye and Cosmetic Institute in El Paso, TX, you’ll be able to schedule a convenient date to have your eyelid surgery. Call the office today at (915) 532-3937.
No matter how well you care for your skin, fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable. Fortunately, Botox offers a simple way to minimize lines and wrinkles without surgery, and it is among the cosmetic services conveniently offered by ophthalmologist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Reiter of Visione 360 Eye & Cosmetic Institute in El Paso, TX.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox, a substance derived from the purified botulinum toxin, was first used to treat crossed eyes and spasms in the neck, shoulder, and eyelids. In the early 1990s, ophthalmologist Dr. Jean Carruthers noticed an improvement in frown lines in patients who received the injections for eyelid spasms. In 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Botox for cosmetic purposes, and since then, millions of people have benefited from the treatment.
Botox works by inactivating the muscles you use to make dynamic facial expressions, such as frowning, squinting and laughing. Wrinkles and lines in the skin over the muscles smooth out when the muscles no longer contract regularly.
The needles used to deliver Botox injections are small to limit pain. Your El Paso facial plastic surgeon may also apply a topical anesthetic or cold pack to your face prior to your treatment to ensure that the treatment is a comfortable experience. You'll notice that fine lines and wrinkles are a little less noticeable within a few days after treatment, but it will take up to two weeks to see the full effects of Botox injections.
Botox results typically last about three to six months. Luckily, it's easy to maintain your results by making regular follow-up appointments.
What Types of Wrinkles Are Treated?
Botox is a good choice if you have:
- Lines Between Your Eyes: Do you have vertical lines between your eyes that make you tired or angry? Botox smooths these lines, refreshing your appearance.
- Horizontal Forehead Lines: The injections can also make forehead furrows less noticeable.
- Crow's Feet: Those crinkly lines at the corners of your eyes smooth out after Botox injections
- Lip and Nasolabial Fold Lines: Botox relaxes wrinkles around your lips and smooths the lines that extend from your nose to your mouth on either side of your face.
- Neck Bands: Signs of aging also affect your neck. Botox injections can minimize wrinkles that tend to form bands on your neck.
Enjoy a more youthful appearance with Botox! Call your El Paso, TX, ophthalmologist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Reiter of Visione 360 Eye & Cosmetic Institute at (915) 532-3939 to schedule an appointment.
A cataract is usually an age-related condition when the natural lens is clouded. Cataracts can also be congenital, caused by some sort of facial trauma, or a medical complication related to another disease, like diabetes.
Symptoms of cataracts may be:
- Dulled, or blurred vision that isn't improved by glasses
- Light sensitivity
- Increased glare from lights
The only way to treat cataracts is through a surgical procedure. It is a common procedure performed by Dr. Dennis Reiter. Cataract surgery improves distance vision, but doesn't take into consideration other refractive errors, like astigmatism. Dr. Reiter, your El Paso doctor, uses the latest technology to implant a new lens into your eye. This should improve your ability to see.
- Distance and Astigmatism Correction: This procedure corrects patients' eyes so they don't need glasses for most activities, except reading, computer work and fine detailed work.
- Multifocal Cataract Surgery: Dr. Reiter offers patients this procedure to correct distance and near vision, as well as corneal astigmatism. He uses advanced technology like Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI’s) with Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery.
- You need a complete/comprehensive ophthalmic/cataract evaluation prior to any surgical procedure.
- Make sure your insurance covers the procedure you need. In many cases, insurance companies cover basic cataract surgery, but don't cover premium procedures.
For more information about cataract surgery from your El Paso, TX, doctor Dr. Dennis Reiter at Visione 360, Eye & Cosmetic Institute, just call (915) 532-3937 today!
Upper eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure used to remove loose, flapping skin on the eyelids. In addition to making you look older, excessive skin can also get in your eyes and block your vision. Dr. Dennis Reiter offers a range of cosmetic and ophthalmic services at Visione 360 Eye & Cosmetic Institute in El Paso, TX.
Eyelid Surgery in El Paso, TX
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, eyelid surgery can correct a number of problems associated with the aging process, including:
- Loose, sagging skin, and folds on the eyelid
- Fat deposits that make the eyelids look swollen and puffy
- Excessive bags under the eyes
- Sagging or drooping eyelids
- Fine lines and wrinkles due to excessive skin on and around the eyelids
Eyelid surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower lids to get the result you are looking for. If sagging skin has been blocking your vision or irritating your eyes, a blepharoplasty procedure may improve your quality of life by improving your vision, as well as your confidence and self-esteem from the cosmetic results.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?
The first step in deciding whether to invest in eyelid surgery or any cosmetic procedure is to schedule a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon with a solid track record of results in the procedure. Some of the general guidelines for cosmetic eyelid surgery candidates include:
- Being in good, general health
- Not suffering from a serious eye condition
- Have a good understanding of the procedure and realistic goals and perspective on the potential outcomes
Find a facial plastic surgeon in El Paso, TX
For more information about eyelid surgery and other cosmetic procedures, contact Visione 360 Eye and Cosmetic Institute by calling 915-532-3937 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reiter today.
Do you want to turn back the years? Dermal fillers can give you a more youthful look. Fillers can erase wrinkles, treat acne scars, plump thin lips, volumize cheeks, enhance shallow contours, and improve the appearance of scars. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Reiter at Visione 360, Eye & Cosmetic Institute, which is located in El Paso, TX, offers a variety of fillers to meet patient's needs.
Dermal Fillers Overview
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin. Some dermal fillers are natural and some are synthetic. Dermal fillers can enhance facial contours, smooth fine lines, soften creases, and restore lost volume in the cheeks. Dermal fillers are also used to treat acne scars, plump thin lips, and decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids. Dermal fillers are a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
Dermal Filler Treatment
Before the treatment, you will be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Your facial plastic surgeon will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically underneath the skin. A treatment session takes about 15 minutes. Some dermal fillers are done in repeat sessions a few weeks apart. Some patients experience mild swelling and bruising, but these side effects are temporary and will subside over the days following treatment.
Longevity of Dermal Fillers
How long the effects of filler treatment will last depends on the patient, product, and the area of treatment, and the patient. Generally speaking, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer the effects will last. The effects of Hyaluronic Acid fillers will typically last from 6 to 18 months.
During your consultation, your facial plastic surgeon will evaluate your areas of concern and review your medical history. Your surgeon will explain your course of treatment, the type of filler recommended in your case, what you can expect from the outcome, and the longevity of the result.
Turn back the clock on aging today. Say yes to dermal fillers! Call Visione 360, Eye & Cosmetic Institute in El Paso, TX at 915-532-3937 today to schedule a consultation. With dermal filler treatments, you will look as wonderful as you feel.
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