PLASTIC SURGERY OF THE EYELIDS, EYEBROWS AND FOREHEAD
Heredity, skin abuse, and overexposure to the sun can eventually cause our temples, eyebrows and forehead to relax or descend. Loose skin may develop around our upper and lower eyelids, as well as fatty deposits, which can cause pouches. The result can be a tired, sad look and, when particularly pronounced, even an angry look. Fortunately, cosmetic facial procedures can correct many of these problems. The first signs of aging are evident around the eyes and therefore this surgery is very common
Eyelid problems are corrected by an operation called blepharoplasty. Brow and forehead lifts do a great deal to alleviate drooping eyebrows and wrinkling of the forehead. In fact, in many cases, proper treatment of the brows and forehead is essential to the overall treatment of the upper part of the face.
Blepharoplasty is performed on both the upper and lower eyelids to remove the skin and protruding fatty tissue. In both operations, incisions are made in the natural skin folds of the eyelids, making them virtually unnoticeable after they are healed.
Often a problem with excessive upper eyelid skin is accentuated by the relaxation of the eyebrows and forehead. When this is the case, an operation to elevate the brows and perhaps, even the forehead is in order. The direct or mid-forehead brow lift is designed to remove skin just above the brows and to elevate the muscles around the eyes to improve drooping of the brows themselves. This operation is most successful with men since they usually have numerous forehead wrinkles in which to hide the resulting scars. It is used infrequently with women, and only with those who have considerable forehead wrinkling. However, many women now are having an operation that both elevates the brows and diminishes forehead wrinkles and frown lines. This procedure is called forehead lift and is performed through an incision hidden behind the hair line. The forehead and brows are elevated and the excess skin is removed from behind the hairline, completely hiding the scar. All of these procedures can be done alone or in combination with a facelift or other facial surgery.
THE IMMEDIATE AFTER-EFFECT
After the operation some swelling and bruising of the eyelids can be expected.
The swelling usually subsides within the first few days and the bruising subsides within two to three weeks. There may be mild discomfort for a short time after the surgery but this is controlled easily with medication. Significant pain is quite rare. Sutures are removed 4-5 days after surgery, and make-up can be applied shortly thereafter.
A NO SKIN INCISION
A new state of the art procedure called TRANSCONJUNCTIVAL BLEPHAROPLASTY can eliminate lower lid fullness without a skin incision in selected patients.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) – This operation is designed to correct deformities of the nose. It is the most common operation in facial surgery throughout the world.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and Eyebrows & Forehead – Brow and forehead lifts do a great deal to alleviate drooping eyebrows and wrinkling of the forehead and improve the quality of eyelid surgery results.