Droopy eyelids impair your field of vision, in addition to suggesting you may be tired, worn out, or less than alert. Often this impact on vision is what brings men especially to the procedure. Along with lifting droopy eyelids, this surgery can remove puffiness and bags under the eyes, too, so the overall effect is nothing less than a brighter outlook on the world – as well as more favorable glances from those around you.
The effects are so remarkable that eyelid surgery is often the first procedure people consider. Frequently it is done on its own, although balancing the improvement with the rest of the face can call for lifting the brows and smoothing the forehead, too. One advantage of the delicacy of the tissues in the eyelids is that they heal quickly, and scars become inconspicuous.
Where the Story is Clear
The forehead, eyebrows, and eyelids suffer some of the greatest exposure to sun, wind, and the environment, because they are among the most prominent features of a person’s face. For the same reason, they show those effects unedited to the world. The forehead rises and furrows in reaction to emotions, too, from surprise to concern to happiness to concentration. As a result, this region of the face can be among the first to tell exaggerated stories of age.
Not only our natural expressions, but gravity too has an outsized influence on the eyebrows and eyelids. Because of the delicacy of the tissues on the surface and below the skin, they may droop surprisingly early in life. Fortunately, the solutions for restoring a fresh, youthful look here are abundant also.
A Variety of Approaches
Men and women age differently, and each face is unique. As a result, the variety of solutions for lifting the forehead and eyebrows reflects these differing needs. Depending on each patient’s goals and characteristics, brow lift incisions can be placed in one of at least five locations, including above the hairline. Some approaches can even lower a high hairline to create a more pleasing proportion overall. If an endoscopic approach is right for you, then several small incisions behind the hairline can speed recovery and make the procedure even more inconspicuous.
Beginning with a Good Talk
Share your goals and concerns with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Ask about the options, and why those options might be right for you. Look for compassion and understanding from the physician and notice the confidence that arises within yourself. When you feel these elements coming together, you are in the right place. If I can help you get there, then let’s start with a consultation.