October 2016

A Drooping Eyelid may Signal Ptosis

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Denver CO With all the talk lately about blepharoplasty and how it can help resolve concerns related to facial aging, a person may assume that a drooping eyelid is the same thing as a bagging eyelid. Also, there may be an assumption that age is the only reason that an upper eyelid may become droopy. This is not the case. There are people of all ages who live with a condition called psotis; and it is far different than the cosmetic bagging that occurs with age.

Age-related bagging of the upper eyelids involves fat protrusion that results from decreased firmness in the skin and a weakening of the levator muscle situated on the eyelid. Ptosis is also related to the levator muscle, though the cause may be congenital weakness that is not dependent on age. It is believed that congenital ptosis is inherited. It may be evident at birth, or it may develop sometime later in childhood, or even in adulthood. The condition may affect just one eye, or both, as the eyelid itself becomes separated from the muscle that lifts it. The primary concern with ptosis is that, at some point, tissue on the upper lid will impede the field of vision.

Correcting ptosis is necessary and important to quality of life. Individuals who have this condition may find that their eyes become exceedingly fatigued after just a few moments of reading. The eyelids simply do not seem to want to stay open. To see objects, one may have to lift their chin due to the resistance of the eyelids to open.

Ptosis Treatment Improves Quality of Life
We depend on clear vision to keep us safe and to give us a sense of well-being. Ptosis can be corrected with a straightforward surgical procedure that tightens the muscle and ensures its connectedness with the eyelid. If extra fat and skin are present, these may be removed through blepharoplasty during the same surgery.

At Fante Eye & Face Centre, patients receive the highest quality care for their cosmetic and functional concerns. To learn more about corrective surgery for ptosis, call our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.

5 Things to Know about CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting Denver CO | Fante Eye and Face Centre A few years ago, everyone was talking about the new treatment taking aesthetic medicine by storm. Today, people talk about CoolSculpting because this non-surgical fat-reducing treatment has consistently brought patients face to face with their desired physique. If you have been thinking about restoring better contours to an area of your body, read on for some important tips for your CoolSculpting experience.

  1. Discuss the full extent of your needs and expectations with your doctor. CoolSculpting can make a nice difference in the circumference of the midsection, but there are limitations. It is important to know the degree of reduction you want, and to also know the degree of reduction that is possible with this process. CoolSculpting is not like liposuction in the nature through which fat is reduced. While more conservative, it is also less dramatic in terms of results.
  2. The number of treatments you will need will be discussed in relation to the results you wish to achieve. One treatment can reduce about 20% of the fat in a given area. For some people, this works just fine. However, many patients choose to schedule two to four sessions over a few month’s time in order to maximize their contours.
  3. Prepare for pain. One of the reasons that CoolSculpting is popular is because it does not involve the discomfort and risks of surgery. However, that does not mean that treatment is completely pain-free. Some patients have no issue at all. Others may want to use an over-the-counter medication after their treatment in order to minimize sensations such as aching or tingling.
  4. Prepare some entertainment. While there are many patients who take their hour-long treatment time as an opportunity to just sit back and relax, an hour can also feel like an eternity if you have nothing to entertain you. Bring your laptop, music, or a favorite book along for the visit.
  5. Prepare for a waiting period. It is possible to notice slight reduction after a CoolSculpting treatment. However, the ultimate effect of cryolypolisis appears gradually. It is often two months after the initial treatment when dramatic results are seen. To track your progress, and help you remain patient, you may want to take pictures of your treatment area on a weekly basis.

Men and women from the Denver area visit Fante Eye & Face Center for facial rejuvenation. Now, you can also visit us for body contouring with CoolSculpting. Learn more at (303) 839-1616.


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