Eyelid & Brow Surgery


Eyelid & Brow Surgery

Many people who are concerned about excess skin in their upper eye area are surprised to find out that a browlift is indicated rather than eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty.) This is because the skin that is hooding the upper eyelid is raised as the brow is re-positioned during a brow lift.

Surgery: Outpatient
Est. Surgery Time: 1 - 2.5 Hours
Recovery: Walking is encouraged right away
Post-Surgical Care: Elastic Dressing
Recovery Time: 2 weeks for normal activity and 3-4 weeks to return to strenuous activity

Eyelid & Brow Surgery: Eyelid & Brow Surgery work in different ways to address drooping eyes, eyebrows, and eyelids achieving a younger looking and more rested look to the entire eye area.


What is Browlifting?

Browlifting procedures are most commonly performed through an incision in the scalp.  A fiberoptic scope is inserted and the brow tissues are released and the brow elevated.  No incisions on the forehead.  The upper eyelid surgery is performed by removing an ellipse of skin and muscle from the upper lid and conservatively removing some fat.  The lower eyelid, on the other hand, does not require much skin excision.  Rather, the bulging fat and the sharp demarcation between the cheek and eyelid (tear trough) are addressed. 

The Eyelid & Brow Consultation

First off, a thorough discussion of your desires and expectations is carried out.  An examination of your brow and eyelid anatomy is performed.  Brow and lid position and any skin and/or fatty excess are noted.  The dynamic interrelationship of the brows and eyelids is reviewed with you as a specific plan is developed. Your relevant medical history and any medications are examined.  Your plan including surgery specifics, costs, surgery location, etc is then formulated.