YOUNGER-LOOKING EYES AND A SMOOTHER BROW WITH EYELID AND BROW LIFT SURGERY
When you look in the mirror, do your eyes look more tired than you feel? If so, you may want to consider an eyelid lift. Excess skin above your eyelashes can give you a tired appearance. But did you know that it can be easily removed under local anesthesia?
Many who are interested in having an eyelid lift are also interested in a smoother brow. A brow lift is a simple outpatient procedure that is many times performed in combination with an eyelid lift. If this sounds like you, call our office at 440.205.5750 for a consultation. Just think, you could have a softer, rested and refreshed appearance in about a week.
DR. VANEK ANSWERS THE TOP FOUR QUESTIONS HE RECEIVES ABOUT EYELID & BROW LIFT
QUESTION: What is blepharoplasty?
ANSWER: A blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids, whether it is in the upper lids or the lower lids. Using precise surgical skills, Dr. Vanek can perform the procedure to remove loose skin and extra fat, and to add volume and support to the eyelids.
QUESTION: What is brow lift surgery?
ANSWER: A brow lift is a popular procedure for men and women wishing to return a smoother look to their forehead and eyebrows. In brow lift surgery, the muscles that cause drooping or wrinkling are altered through small incisions hidden within the hairline. Elevation of the eyebrows can be accomplished through incisions in the temple region. It is often performed in conjunction with a facelift, eyelid surgery, dermal fillers, or skin treatments.
QUESTION: What is the recovery time for an eyelid lift and a brow lift?
ANSWER: The eyes are swollen and perhaps bruised until the sutures are removed—approximately one week. Patients are given oral Arnica Montana prior to the procedure in order to take advantage of its anti-bruising effects. For brow lift patients, approximately 10 days of suture fixation is required, which feels tight and swollen in your scalp. Patients who get an eyelid surgery and no brow surgery can have restoration of their more youthful look in 1 to 2 weeks. Patients who get a brow lift often look refreshed and relaxed with a minor amount of swelling in their upper lids within a few days after surgery.
QUESTION: Can I have other facial or body procedures with eyelid and brow lift?
ANSWER: Yes, men and women who want to rejuvenate their faces commonly choose an eyelid lift combined with another procedure. Eyelid surgery is a very brief add-on procedure, which can also be combined with body procedures such as a breast lift or liposuction, or for women who are undergoing a Mommy Makeover.