A forehead lift or "browlift" is used to correct a drooping browline (eyebrow area) reducing the horizontal lines and furrows (worry lines) that often make a person appear angry, sad or tired. The procedure creates a refreshed, youthful appearance to the forehead area above the eyes.
When performing a forehead lift procedure, muscles and tissue areas that droop or cause creases are removed or corrected to smooth the skin on the forehead to reduce frown lines and raise the eyebrows. There are two surgical methods, and during your initial consultation the procedure that works best for you will be recommended. The first is an older method where a surgical incision is hidden just above the hairline.
With increasing frequency browlifts are also performed using an endoscope which enables the procedure to be performed with a minimal length and number of incisions. The endoscopic browlift represents a growing trend toward aesthetic procedures performed through smaller incisions and with less recovery time.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid tucks, are very common in patients over 40. This is a procedure to remove or rearrange eyelid fat, and tighten excess skin in the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and the puffy bags under the eyes - features that make you look older and more tired than you feel. The effect is to give the eyes a more rested, youthful look with a brighter appearance.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both and can also be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures. One of the procedures which is somewhat unique to our practice is the "fat redistribution technique." This involves the repositioning of the patient's own fat from the lower eyelids to correct depressions between the lower eyelid and upper cheek, revitalizing that entire area.
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