EYELID LIFT & BROW LIFT
As early as in our thirties, our eyes, foreheads, and brows may begin to look heavy, tired, and angry or sad, even when we are not. Wrinkles, loose skin, sagging muscles, and excess or fallen fat are all signs that sun, the environment, gravity, and time have taken their toll. Procedures that give a more refreshed, youthful look to the eye area make a big difference in overall appearance for both men and women. These are often the first rejuvenation procedures a person will consider.
Upper and lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) give the eye an alert, open look. Excess skin is easily removed, and fat is removed or repositioned to restore a more youthful contour. Incisions are concealed in the natural creases of the eye. With some patients, weak muscles around the eye may need to be tightened to restore the youthful shape, and this is performed through the same incision. The minimally invasive laser eyelid lift allows for smaller incisions, precision fat contouring, reduced bleeding and swelling, and more rapid recovery.
Forehead/ Brow Lifts can greatly reduce the heavy horizontal and vertical lines of the forehead and between the eyes. A brow lift is sometimes needed when the eyes appear heavy. It is important to know when an eyelid lift is the right choice, when just the brow and forehead need to be lifted, or when a combination of the two procedures is best. With a specialization in ophthalmic plastic surgery, Dr. Martin will help you understand exactly which procedure will give you the best result. New laser-assisted endoscopic forehead/brow lifts offer smaller incisions, reduced recovery time, and natural results.
As we age, many people will develop a descent of the brow. As the brow falls below the bone around the eye, the upper eyelid will begin to look full and heavy. Many people think that they need an eyelid surgery to get rid of this extra skin, when they actually need to elevate the brow.
Eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on the body, and it is here that most people will show the signs of aging first. In the upper eyelid, the skin may get so loose that it hangs down over the lashes, making it impossible to wear make-up. To correct this drooping extra skin, called dermatochalasis, a blepharoplasty can be performed.
Eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on the body, and it is here that most of us will show the signs of aging first. The lower lids can be especially problematic, because the skin not only becomes thin and wrinkled, but the fat around the eyes can move downward into the lid to produce the swollen.