Cosmetic eye surgery has proven to be a safe and effective answer to the issue of aging skin around the eyes. Here at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Adam Singleton performs two types of plastic surgery for the eyes: the eyelid lift and the brow lift.
The eyes are among the first things that people notice when they look at your face. Framing your eyes are your eyelids. These may not be features that you think about often, but eyelids play an important role in your overall appearance. For eyelids that have lost their youthful tightness, we offer a cosmetic eye surgery procedure called blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty corrects numerous issues, including fatty bags under the eyes; puffy eyelids; drooping skin that hangs over the eyes and obstructs vision; lines and wrinkles on the lower eyelids; and saggy upper or lower eyelids. By treating such aging symptoms, patients can enjoy a rested, rejuvenated look.
The techniques used during your eye plastic surgery will depend on your specific eyelid concerns. For example, an easily concealed incision placed on the inner lower eyelid is ideal for patients with pockets of fat under the eyes. Alternatively, the incision may be hidden in the lower eyelid or in the upper eyelid to treat other concerns.
Recovery after blepharoplasty is generally short, with most patients waiting only a month before the incisions are fully healed.
The results are long-lasting. Patients may choose to undergo minor touch-ups 15 to 20 years later.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can restore a more youthful appearance to the eyebrow and forehead areas. This procedure is the perfect complement to facelift surgery and is often paired with the procedure. While a facelift corrects the lower portions of the face, a brow lift addresses age-related changes in the uppermost regions of the face.
This type of cosmetic eye surgery may be right for you if you have wrinkling on the forehead between the brows; sagging eyebrows; excess eyelid skin due to a heavy brow; or a naturally heavy brow you’re unhappy with.
Various brow lifting techniques have been developed to solve a variety of issues, so how Dr. Singleton will perform your procedure will depend on your specific goals. Typically, however, incisions are made at or behind the hairline where the resulting scarring is well-hidden. Tissues and muscles are tightened to smooth out lines and wrinkles and to restore a more youthful brow positioning. Once your doctor achieves your desired results, he’ll close your incisions and bandage the area to allow for the recovery process to begin.
Patients make a complete recovery in around three weeks.
Results can last up to 15 years, after which you may choose to undergo the surgery again.