Do you feel like you look tired or even angry?
As one ages, the tissues around the eyes can change, resulting in an appearance that can make you look older than you feel. When looking at the aging eye (periorbital) region, one may notice several changes. The upper eyelids can be full with skin excess or even hooding of tissue, the latter often being more prominent in the outer upper lid. Not uncommonly, these findings are made more noticeable by falling eyebrows.
While looking in the mirror, place a finger above the outer eyebrow and gently pull upwards. If your upper lid looks brighter and more awake, then the combination of upper eyelid blepharoplasty with Browlift may be right for you. Not all Browlifts are the same, and the procedure will be customized to your specific concerns.
Prior to considering surgery, Dr. Atkins and Dr. Frodel will discuss other important considerations for the eye region, such as combining Botox®, fillers like Juvederm or Belotero, or using lasers to optimize improvement is this concerning area. This is particularly the case in the lower eyelids, where a multi-pronged approach with the use of fillers is recommended. Additionally, Dr. Frodel will review whether a Browlift or just a blepharoplasty alone is best for rejuvenation of the upper eyelid region.
How does a Browlift correct my tired look?
To reverse the look of tiredness and correct falling eyebrows, small incisions are made near and in the hairline or around the temple areas. The muscles and tissues that are contributing to the undesirable look are treated. This results in the eyebrows becoming more open and lifted, thus creating a younger and brighter look. This procedure is typically done under anesthesia.
Dr. Frodel may discuss combining a Browlift with upper eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the aging eye area.
What is a Browlift with Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?
When drooping eyebrows add to the aging appearance of the upper eyelids, Dr. Frodel may recommend a Browlift combined with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, which is generally performed under anesthesia. Multiple small incisions are made in the scalp (without shaving any hair), then the brows are freed up and conservatively elevated. In many cases, only a small temporal incision is made on each side. The tissue is then secured in the temple region. At this point, the upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed. In a blepharoplasty, an incision is made in the crease of the eyelid and excess skin is removed. The combination of these 2 procedures leads to a bit more swelling than with blepharoplasty alone, so it is usually about 7-10 days before make-up is effectively applied. As always results depend on your age, your skin condition and overall health.
If periorbital rejuvenation seems to be an option for you, please call for a consultation with either Dr. Atkins or Dr. Frodel at 678-213-2220.
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