It has been said that the eyes are the gateway to the soul and that the first thing people notice about a face is the eyes. Therefore, it makes sense that so many people want to maintain a healthy, smooth appearance around their eyes.
Life, however, may have other ideas. Aging, stress, sun exposure, and genetics are just some of the factors that can cause crow’s feet, wrinkles, puffy eye bags, fine lines, and sagging eyelids and brows. These can all cause you to look older and more tired than you actually are.
Fortunately, eyelid and brow lift surgery can make a dramatic difference. These procedures have quickly gained momentum as popular corrective solutions to the problem of aged, tired eyes.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is also known as an eyelid lift. This procedure is used to brighten, lift, and tighten the area around the eyes. While some patients receive just an eyelid lift, it can also be performed along with other facial procedures such as a rhinoplasty (nose surgery), a brow lift, or a facelift.
The Top Reasons for Opting for Eyelid or Brow Lift Surgery
For some people, the skin on the upper and lower eyelids can stretch as muscles around the eyes weaken, causing normal fat around the eyes to become more prominent. It can also cause loose folds of skin to protrude.
In other words, as people age, the tissue surrounding the eyes becomes weakened and more prominently displays the fat around the eyes that has always been there.
The most common reasons people consider eyelid lift surgery are to reduce or eliminate the following concerns:
- An overly tired appearance
- Puffiness around the eyes
- Wrinkles near the eyes
- Excess skin around the eyes
- Dark circles and bags under the eyes
Tissues in the forehead and eyebrow areas can also sag and lose elasticity. When this happens, eyebrows can begin to droop down below the orbital rim. This can cause excess skin to appear on the upper eyelids and above them, resulting in a hooded appearance that seems tired or angry.
Are You a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid and brow lift surgery may be an excellent solution for many women and men.
During your eyelid or brow lift surgery consultation, be prepared to answer the following questions, which will help determine whether you might be a good candidate for blepharoplasty:
- Are you physically healthy?
- What are your expectations for this aesthetic procedure?
- Are you 35 years old or older?
- Are you younger than 35 years old with genetic traits that cause a need for eyelid surgery?
Although many blepharoplasty patients are at least 35 years old, some younger people may benefit from an eyelid lift. During your initial consultation at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your needs and goals and devise a personalized treatment plan that will outline the ideal course of treatment for you.
What Is a General Cosmetic Eyelid Lift Procedure Like?
Very tiny incisions are made in some of the natural creases and contours around the eyes. These should leave no visible marks. Fatty tissue is removed from the upper eyelids, and loose skin is tightened.
Then, the lower eyelids are worked on to complete the procedure by eliminating puffiness while reducing dark circles. Some patients have laser technology treatment to supplement their eyelid lift, which is used to smooth the lower eyelid areas.
In addition, complementary techniques might also include injections of Botox to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
In general, blepharoplasty can take one to three hours. If you will be receiving additional treatments and procedures during the same session, the surgery can last longer. An eyelid lift is done right in our exclusive surgical facility, and the results are very long-lasting.
Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lift surgery is a related popular procedure that can elevate drooping eyebrows. It is also often used to minimize forehead creasing and frown lines on the forehead that have gradually increased with time as people make normal facial expressions.
Many people who could benefit from repositioning the eyebrows to reduce excess hooding find a brow lift beneficial. In addition, small forehead frown lines that create a furrowed look can also be treated during a brow lift surgery.
During your initial consultation, you’ll discuss with our medical professional which procedure is best suited to meet your aesthetic goals. You may very well be an excellent candidate for both procedures. While some people have either an eyelid lift or a brow lift, many get both procedures done.
With both treatments, incisions are always expertly and carefully placed to give the best chance of preventing noticeable marks.
Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift Surgery in Wellington, FL
Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery is a Florida state-licensed surgical facility that is also AAAASF-certified.
This means that our facility meets or exceeds licensing requirements of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. You can rest assured that we raise the bar for setting the gold standard in high-quality patient care.
When you come to Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, we’ll always make every effort to make sure you’re comfortable and at ease. Our team has worked hard to earn a reputation as the leading provider of plastic surgery services in the entire Wellington, FL area.
If you’ve been thinking about eyelid lift and brow lift surgery, don’t wait another day to take the first step toward your aesthetic goals. Contact our professional, friendly team today and schedule a consultation with us to learn what these procedures can do for you.