Many people say the eyes are windows to the soul. Just like windows, your eyes need a little maintenance from time to time to look and function at their best.
Sagging skin around the eye not only is a cosmetic concern, but it can actually block your vision! This can turn into a dangerous situation quickly. To improve your vision and appearance, your plastic surgeon may offer a combination procedure that lifts the eyebrow and eyelids at the same time.
Why is it better to undergo surgery for the eyebrows and eyelids at the same time?
When you change the position of either the eyebrow or eyelid, the other is inevitably affected. By lifting the eyebrows and eyelids together, your surgeon can give you a more natural look. When you lift a sagging eyelid without also picking up the brow, you can be left with a mismatched look that makes it obvious you’ve had surgery. Combining an eye lift with a brow lift will give you a seamless transition between more youthful, open eyes and a smoother, less wrinkled forehead. For a full face transformation, opt for lifting the cheeks and jawline along with the eyebrows and eyelids. Injectable treatments and sun protection after surgery can help you maintain your fresh, youthful look for longer.
How long will recovery take?
There is some downtime with both procedures. However, by combining them into one surgery, the total recovery time is reduced significantly to about 10 days. This means you can return to your normal routine faster and with more confidence than ever before.
What results can I expect after surgery?
It will take several months to see the full effect of surgery. However, as soon as the post-surgical swelling subsides, you’ll start to fall in love with your new look! Many postoperative patients enjoy:
- Brighter, more open eyes
- Improved vision due to less upper eyelid overhang
- Younger, more alert appearance
- Reduced eye puffiness
- Fewer wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead, on the bridge of the nose, and around the eyes
If you’re ready to face the day with self-assurance that can’t be stopped, contact us to set up a consultation. Dr. Adams has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in St. Petersburg since 1995, establishing a reputation for excellence that is unrivaled in Tampa Bay. Our state-of-the-art surgery center is conveniently located right here in our St. Pete office, bringing you expert medical care, superb customer service, and the benefits of modern medical technology.