Blepharoplasty and eyebrow lift


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Blepharoplasty and eyebrow lift at our plastic surgery practice in Manhattan. Blepharoplasty and eyebrow lift to eliminate the outward signs of aging.

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  1. 1. Blepharoplasty and Eyebrow LiftBlepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is carried out toeliminate the outward signs of aging on the face,which usually begin to appear around the eyes.Blepharoplasty brings back the youthful look to thearea around the eyes through a combination ofprocedures. The procedures involved are, removingexcess skin and fat from the upper eyelids, removing or repositioning excess fat in thelower eyelids, removing the excess skin, and using a chemical peel to smoothen the skintexture of the lower eyelid. Besides these, procedures such as eyebrow lift and removal ofthe muscles that cause vertical furrows between the eyebrows can be done.Blepharoplasty - - Rejuvenates Upper and Lower EyelidsIn the case of upper eyelid surgery, the scars remain hidden in the eyelid crease. Excessfat pouches without loose skin that are found in the lower eyelids can be removedsuccessfully through a transconjunctival approach. In such an approach, the incision isplaced inside the lower eyelid. To remove the loose lower eyelid skin along with the fatpouches, an incision is placed under the eyelash line.Botox injection is beneficial in treating individuals who have deep vertical furrows inbetween eyebrows, and heaviness of the inner eyebrows. This is believed to be caused bythe over activity of the corrugator muscles over a long period of time. Though theinjection is expensive, painful and has to be administered once in every six months, it is aquick solution to attain temporary results. For a permanent solution, surgical removal ofthese muscles is the ideal option. The procedure can be done at the time of eyelid skinremoval.
  2. 2. Removal of the muscles doesnt result in any impairment or have any adverse effect; onthe contrary it contributes to a natural look.An upper eyelid surgery and a browlift can treat hooded eyelids caused by saggingeyebrows. The procedure demands an incision above the hairline within the scalp oneither side. Plastic anchors are then attached to the bone through the incisions to hold thelifted skin of the forehead in place. In the course of time, these plastic anchors dissolve.Browlift is an endoscopic technique and doesnt require the removal of any hair.Browlift Surgery - - Smoothes the Forehead AreaFor individuals above the age of sixty who tend to have substantial sagging of theforehead and/or deep horizontal lines, an open browlift can produce exemplary results. Inthis case, a long incision is made from the top of the head to a region between the ears.To raise the forehead, a strip of scalp skin is removed. Again, plastic anchors thatdissolve over a period of time are used to stretch the skin in place. This procedure is notrecommended for individuals with high forehead or thinning hair. For those with highforehead, a different variant of browlift is opted. In such a case, the incision is made atthe hairline as the latter will not rise further.Auxiliary procedures can treat conditions associated with the eyelids. Botox injectionscan treat "crows feet" (wrinkles near the outer corner of the eyes). Similarly TCA(Trichloroacetic acid) can treat wrinkles appearing under the lower eyelid skin. Itremoves the top layer of the skin and a new epidermis is regenerated which is softer andsmoother. The skin will exhibit light crusting and may remain pink in color after TCApeel is undergone. Application of make-up will hide the coloration till it is completelyhealed. Chemical peel can treat dark circles in some cases though normally it is difficult.Weak lower eyelids could cause symptoms of dry eyes, as they reduce the naturalprotection the eye receives. This can be treated by removing excess skin and fat from theeyelids, along with providing a tightening process.
  3. 3. Surgery is not recommended for those who have less tear production since they run therisk of developing chronic eye irritation after surgery. Depending upon the gravity of thecase, those who have dry eye symptoms may require upper and lower eyelid surgery.Blepharoplasty Procedure at bodySCULPT®At bodySCULPT®, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at our all-inclusiveplastic surgery practice in Manhattan. Eyelid surgery normally takes about an hour and abrowlift takes an extra forty five minutes. Complex cases may take longer time. Localanesthesia is administered in most cases.Pain medication is not required as only slight discomfort is experienced. The eyes are notbandaged. For a few days, vision may be slightly blurred. Ice compression on the eyelidis applied after surgery and administered for a period of 24 hours. Browlift surgerycauses more discomfort compared to eyelid surgery. Numbness of the scalp, swelling ofthe forehead and tightness of the scalp may be experienced, but will disappear withpassage of time.Sutures are removed in a period of five days. It takes about two weeks for the swellingand discoloration to disappear. If chemical peel has been undergone, a light cover-up maybe needed for the lower eyelid for two weeks. Work and normal activity can be resumedone week after eyelid surgery and two weeks after browlift or chemical peel. Outdooractivities such as cycling, jogging and non-ball sports can be resumed three weeks afterthe surgery. Ball games can be played after six weeks.Complications and risks arising from blepharoplasty and eyebrow surgery occur onlyvery rarely. Irritation of the eye and infection if it occurs at all, are temporary. Blindnessor permanent nerve injury through blepharoplasty or browlift is again very rare.Hair loss resulting from open browlift incision is minimal. Skin darkening is not apermanent feature. Bleaching cream can treat skin darkening that might be caused bychemical peel.
  4. 4. Brow lift surgery need not be repeated. The effects of eyelid surgery last for decades.Many undergo only one surgery, but a few may require a second one if he/she tends todevelop small amounts of excessive upper eyelid skin over the years.Our Location:128 Central Park South,New York, NY 10019Call us: 1-800-282-SCULPT(728578)E-mail: