Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Says New Blunt-Tip Cannula Improves Non-Surgical Eyelifts

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Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, says new blunt-tip cannulas have changed the way he performs non-surgical eyelifts.

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Using a blunt-tip cannula instead of a needle to inject fillers for an eyelift has changed the way I perform this nonsurgical procedure. beneficial for injections around the eyes because the blunt-tip cannula does not cause as much trauma.

Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, routinely performs non-invasive eyelifts, using dermal fillers like Restylane® and Juvederm®, and now with the use of the new blunt-tip cannula, results are significantly improved.

“Using a blunt-tip cannula instead of a needle to inject fillers for an eyelift has changed the way I perform this nonsurgical procedure. This new technique is beneficial for injections around the eyes because the blunt-tip cannula does not cause as much trauma to this delicate area, decreasing post-treatment bruising and recovery time,” said Dr. Azizzadeh.

In the past, needles used in filler injections were painful and often caused tissue damage, bruising and swelling after the treatment. Now, Dr. Azizzadeh uses the blunt-tip cannula to achieve the same results without any of the disadvantages of using a needle.

Filler injections around the eye were difficult to perform because the needle caused too much trauma to the delicate area. With the blunt-tip cannula Dr. Azizzadeh can safely treat the eye area without causing excessive bruising. Furthermore, the blunt-tip cannula provides Dr. Azizzadeh with greater precision so the results are more natural.

The blunt-tip cannula differs from a needle in that it does not have a beveled sharp tip, instead it is blunt and rounded. It comes in various sizes and is more flexible than a needle. This flexibility is why there is less discomfort during the eyelift procedure and less bruising afterwards.

In addition to using a blunt-tip cannula to recreate volume and erase wrinkles around the eyes, it is also used in filler injections for the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and lips.

The advantages of a blunt-tip cannula are making an impact on dermal filler technique because it improves safety, decreases discomfort and speeds up recovery time for patients.

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, the Chairman and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, is a Harvard-trained facial plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, eyes and nose. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. His expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery has made him one if the most sought-after surgeons in the country.

In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh is also highly skilled in non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, including lasers, Ulthera, injectables, fat grafting, chemical peels and liquid facelifts. He has written 5 medical textbooks, lectured around the world and been featured in national media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, The New York Times and Discovery Health for his extensive knowledge in facial plastic surgery.

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the CENTER provides our patients with the most comfortable and technologically advanced facilities in the field of medicine. For more information about the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery visit http://www.facialplastics.info.

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