One of the most effective ways to wake up a tired appearance is by addressing signs of aging in the brow and eye area. Fortunately, there are two effective plastic surgery procedures that do just that. Dr. Andrews at PCI Plastic Surgery offers a brow lift to raise the forehead and smooth away wrinkles. He also performs eyelid lifts that remove drooping eyelid skin and opens up the eyes for a rejuvenated look. Both of these procedures offer a myriad of benefits, whether they are performed separately or at the same time.
What is a Brow Lift?
The aging process can take its toll on the brow and forehead area, often sooner than other areas of the face. Skin laxity leads to the formation of horizontal furrows across the forehead, while the entire brow appears to droop down into the eye area. The drooping makes you look perpetually tired or sad, while the creases can give you an angry or worried appearance.
A brow lift reverses these signs of aging by removing loose skin from the area and repositioning underlying tissue for a natural, more youthful look. Brow lifts typically involve incisions inside the hairline, which allow Dr. Andrews access to reposition tissue and muscle, remove excess skin and create a smoother look to the forehead. A brow lift can be performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Recovery is usually about 1-2 weeks.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
There are a number of potential benefits to gain from a brow lift:
- Forehead will appear smoother and firmer
- Horizontal creases will be reduced
- Brow line will be lifted to produce a refreshed appearance
Dr. Andrews will discuss your specific concerns and aesthetic goals with you to determine whether a brow lift is the right option for you.
What is an Eyelid Lift?
Also known as blepharoplasty, an eyelid lift is effective in waking up tired eyes by removing loose skin and raising up drooping lids. That sagging can give you an aged appearance and even interfere with your line of vision if the drooping is severe. This procedure can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both eyelids at the same time. The decision depends on the specific concerns and aesthetic goals of the patient.
Eyelid lifts involve incisions inside the eyelid or along the natural creases on the outside of the eye to minimize visible scarring after surgery. Through these incisions, Dr. Andrews removes excess skin and tissue and possibly fat, creating a refreshed appearance with more open eyes overall. Eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthesia. Recovery is typically 2-4 weeks.
Benefits of an Eyelid Lift
An eyelid lift offers a number of potential advantages:
- Removal of excess skin and fat from the lower lids reducing a puffy appearance
- Fine lines around the eyes will be reduced
- Upper lids will be raised, opening up the eye and possibly improving vision
- Reduction in upper lid puffiness for a smoother appearance overall
Dr. Andrews has performed numerous brow and eyelid lifts and has the necessary expertise to tailor these procedures to your specific needs. To learn more about either procedure, contact PCI Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 855-338-0261.