Do your eyes look droopy, partially shut, or have skin folds? These issues, as well as lines and wrinkles around the eyes, can be treated with eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. A brow lift will also compliment eyelid surgery and help to give you a more open, youthful look. Here’s what you need to know to determine if eyelid surgery and a brow lift are right for you.
The Surgery Itself
The surgery itself is done in house at our JCAHO accredited ( same grade as a hospital) OR. Your surgeon will use a very thin bladed scalpel or radiofrequency to make tiny incisions around your eyes, removing excess skin and pulling skin tight around the eyes. The brow lift is similar, pulling the brows up from the eyes to give you a more open look.
Recovery from eyelid surgery and a brow lift is relatively simple, and you won’t have to worry about taking a lot of time off. You will be able to return to work within a week! You may still have a bit of swelling and bruising after the first week, but these will resolve within two weeks of having the surgery.
As with any surgery, there are some risks involved in eyelid surgery. We do everything we can to minimize the risks. It is important to recognize that complications from anesthesia and other such complications can occur without warning, and these may have to be addressed in surgery and may increase your recovery time.
If you are interested in discussing whether eyelid surgery and a brow lift are right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule your consultation.