An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, removes excess, loose skin and wrinkles around your eyelids, eyebrows, and forehead for a more youthful appearance. Dr. Sofonio performs upper eyelid lifts, lower eyelid lifts, and mini lower eyelid tucks depending on your desired results. If sagging eyelids have begun to affect your vision, you may benefit from an upper eyelid lift, while saggy or puffy lower eyelids typically require a lower eyelid lift. Eyelid lifts may involve trimming away excess skin or repositioning muscles.
Some patients may benefit from a mini lower eyelid tuck, which requires smaller incisions and less recovery and downtime. Lower eyelid lifts tend to last forever, while upper eyelid lifts may need to be repeated. Because you will continue to age and your skin will continue to lose elasticity, we may recommend future forehead, brow, or eyelid lifts to help you maintain a more youthful appearance.
Full Brow Lifts
A full brow lift, also called a forehead lift or a temporal tuck, reduces the wrinkle lines across your forehead, as well as those that may appear along the bridge of your nose or between your eyes. A full brow lift will help reduce the appearance of frown lines and raise sagging eyebrows. Sometimes a facelift or eyelid lift may be recommended in conjunction with a full brow lift for the best results.
Usually performed on an outpatient basis using anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia, full brow lifts are typically completed in 1-3 hours. A temporal tuck may require longer incisions just above your temple, behind your hairline. Many patients experience natural-looking results from a full brow lift and experience little discomfort after the procedure.