10 Jun

Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift for a More Youthful Look

Your eyes tell people a lot about you, even though some of it might not be true. Your eyes can make you appear ill or tired. They can make you appear as though you are not following the conversation or make people think that you don’t get enough sleep. Whether the problem is bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids and brows, or a combination, an eyelid and brow lift can make you appear healthier and younger almost instantaneously.

Open Up the Eyes

With an eyelid lift combined with a brow lift, your eyes will look much more open and alert. As we age, the skin around our eyes and brows begins to lose elasticity. Changes in weight or even just long hours at work can make the skin around your eyes begin to sag. With an eyelid and brow lift, the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened. These procedures can completely transform your look, making you appear healthier and more alert.

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22 Nov

Do You Need a Brow Lift?

brow-lift-pretty-womanA brow lift, also known as a forehead lift and browplasty, is a powerful procedure that subtly revitalizes the forehead area. By tightening the soft tissue on the forehead, a brow lift restores a youthful contour to the eyebrows, upper eyelids, and forehead skin. If you’re becoming frustrated with sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and limited capacity for facial expressions as you age, a brow lift can reverse those symptoms and help you look and feel younger.

Top Three Reasons to Get a Brow Lift

Age impacts the body in many different ways. On the forehead in particular, the sun, wind, and pull of gravity steadily strip the skin of its youthful contour and firmness. Even if you feel happy and energetic, the drooping appearance of your forehead and brows might cause you to look sad, angry, or fatigued. When sagging brows, frown lines, drooping tissue, and deep horizontal creases across the forehead begin to negatively impact your appearance, a brow lift can turn back time and help you look the way you feel. Read More

10 Oct

An Eyelid Lift Can Transform Your Appearance

45630681 - insightful look blue eyes boyYour appearance is defined by so many elements, especially in your facial region. The contour of your cheeks, the fullness of your lips, and the size and shape of your eyes all contribute to the distinguished look of the person you see in the mirror. As you get older, you may find that your eyes are changing for the worse, especially around the eyelids.

It’s common for adults to struggle with various eyelid problems. Some have excess, hanging skin that covers the natural fold of the upper eyelids, while others have chronic puffiness or deep grooving that ages them ten years. Fortunately, eyelid lift surgery known as blepharoplasty has become a routine procedure that can reverse these conditions and transform your appearance into a younger and more rejuvenated version of yourself. Read More

10 Apr

Tired of Looking Tired? Blepharoplasty Might be Right for You

eyelidAs we grow older, one of the first places we start to show signs of aging is around our eyes. Pesky crow’s feet, puffiness or “bags” under the eyes, sagging eyelids, and more can tell our age, and make us look tired even when we are extremely alert. There is an alternative; you don’t just have to accept this as part of aging.

Plastic surgery has recently become main-stream in society due to its affordability. No longer just for celebrities, plastic surgery of all kinds is being performed all over the country on middle class Americans. Blepharoplasty is plastic surgery for your eyelids which can remove that tired, “old” look from your eyes as you age. It is a relatively pain free procedure that has both cosmetic and medical advantages. Read More

26 Feb

What to Expect: Recovering from Eyelid Lift Surgery

eyelidsEyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance of your eyelids. The goal of this surgery is to reduce wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes and perk up “droopy” eyelids. Although it may take up to two or three months to fully heal from eyelid lift surgery, the incision marks will fade fairly quickly with proper care. It is important to note that the recovery time will largely depend on your preparation before and after your procedure. With proper planning, you should feel like your “old self” in no time at all. If you are interested in learning more about recovery process after eyelid lift surgery, you have come to the right place. This blog will tell you everything you need to know about recovering from eyelid lift surgery.

The information below can help prepare for the eyelid lift surgery recovery process:

Functions

The main purpose of eyelid lift surgery is to eliminate extra skin from your eyelids (upper and lower). It is also used to “perk up” droopy and/or saggy eyelids and diminish wrinkles from around your eyes.

Types

It is important to know the various types of eyelid lifts before you schedule an appointment with a plastic surgeon. For instance, a traditional eyelid lift consists of making an incision and removing extra skin from your eyelids. In some cases, under-eye fat is also removed. Moreover, some eyelid lift procedures use laser beams to remove excess skin from your eyelids.

Pre-Surgery

Approximately a week or two before your eyelid lift surgery, you will need to stop taking anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. Advil, Excedrin, Bayer and Aleve) because they can thin your blood and prevent it from clotting properly. You should also stop taking vitamin E because it can cause prolonged bleeding and/or hemorrhaging. Furthermore, you will need to stop smoking because nicotine can delay the healing process.

Post-Surgery

Following your eyelid lift surgery, you will need to have a cold rag, ice packs and/or a cold compress on hand to place on your tender and swollen face. You will also need several soft, comfortable pillows to rest your face on during the recovery period. It is important that you prop your head up on the pillows to reduce swelling.

You may also want to try gentle homeopathic remedies like arnica and bromelain for bruising and swelling, but make sure to consult with your surgeon before ingesting any herbal supplements. It is important that you follow all of your plastic surgeon’s instructions and seek emergency medical treatment if you experience excessive bleeding/hemorrhaging, breathing difficulties, progressive swelling and/or an infection at the surgery site.

***It is important to note that recovery time will depend on your body condition and the procedures performed, but generally it takes at least 8 to 12 weeks to fully heal from eyelid lift surgery. If you opt for laser eyelid lift surgery, you may experience a shorter recovery time, then if you opt for traditional eyelid lift surgery.

References:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2014). Eyelid surgery. Retrieved from http://plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/eyelid-surgery.html

Rodriguez, R. L. (2014). Eyelid surgery. Cosmeticsurg.net. Retrieved from http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/eyelid-surgery/
WebMD. (2014). Eyelid surgery. Retrieved from
http://www.webmd.com/beauty/eyelid-surgery/cosmetic-procedures-eyelid-surgery