One of the signs of aging is the drooping of the eyes. As your brow drops down and the skin on your eyelids loses its elasticity and strength, your eyes can appear closed or squinting even when you try to open them to their widest. If you are experiencing this closing up of the eyes, a combination brow lift and upper eyelid surgery can open up your eyes and give you a more youthful look.
With a brow lift, the brow line is tightened and raised to be re-suspended in the place where it is most natural and youthful. This is a fairly simple procedure, and it can be done at the same time as eyelid surgery or a face lift. Often, a brow lift alone will not be enough to open up your eyes and give you a more youthful look.
With upper eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, excess skin is removed and the eyelid is tightened up to eliminate folds that make you look as though you are squinting. Upper eyelid surgery is also a fairly simple procedure done on an outpatient basis, and it has a low recovery time.
Often, upper eyelid surgery can help you look more youthful, but it will not completely correct the problem. Having a brow lift at the same time as your eyelid surgery can give you much better results. You will also save on recovery time by having both procedures done at the same time.
If you are interested in learning more about a brow lift and upper eyelid surgery Tampa Plastic Surgeon Dr. Landon can be reached at: (813) 404-3380. We will be happy to discuss your goals and options with you to help you get the look you want.