My prospective plastic surgery patients often ask about the eyes, as the eyes are the first area of the face that one notices. Additionally, the eyes are a universal sign of health and beauty across the world. Subsequently, cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) are popular here in Washington DC and throughout the country.
For many men and women, the first signs of wrinkling may start to appear around the eyes. These tissue changes can start in the 30s and progress more rapidly for those with excess sun damage. The eyes become gradually smaller, narrower, or tired-looking with time. Surface wrinkles and skin irregularities develop in the forehead, brow, and sides of the eyes. Lastly, the eyebrow descends slowly, which can obscure vibrant and beautiful eyes.
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift is plastic surgery to rejuvenate the area of the upper eyes. A brow lift can be achieved in a variety of methods, including nonsurgical BOTOX brow lift. For a limited incision brow lift, the brow is lifted or stabilized with incisions hidden in the scalp. No hair is shaved and drains are not utilized with Dr. Chaboki’s conservative approach.
Brow lift surgery can help “open” up the eyes to rejuvenate the face, either alone or combined with eyelid surgery. A limited incision brow lift achieves a natural look with small incisions hidden in the scalp.
The patient in these photographs demonstrates a combination upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and endoscopic brow lift surgery, which allowed her eyes to be more open and rejuvenated for natural results. Before and after photographs show three months and 4 years after plastic surgery, which demonstrates the long-term results with plastic surgery. Nonsurgical treatments with BOTOX, Dypsort®, and facial fillers provide excellent, but temporary results. See many more before and after brow lift and eyelid surgery results in our photo gallery.
Upper eyelid surgery with limited incision brow lift
Brow lift and blepharoplasty are performed at the same time in appropriate candidates. One reason for combined surgery is that for some patients the eyebrow may drop lower after upper eyelid surgery alone unless the brow is stabilized or lifted. When the brow drops after upper blepharoplasty, patients may complain of appearing angry or tired. Consultation with a plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures can help determine if brow lift, eyelid surgery, or both would be necessary to achieve a patient’s desired results. Read more about brow vs. blepharoplasty surgery.
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