Eye and Face Rejuvenation
When it comes to restorative eye and facial procedures at the Face & Eye Aesthetic Center, our surgeons specialize in the most advanced techniques to give you a more youthful, natural appearance.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid lift)
Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. Blepharoplasty can be combined with BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes. The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia and lasts 45 minutes to a few hours depending on how much work is done. Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places (in the creases of the upper lids, and just below the lashes on the lower lids). The surgeon removes excess tissue through these incisions and then stitches them closed with fine sutures. In the case that no skin needs to be removed, the surgeon will likely perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid and there are no visible scars. Stitches are removed after three or four days and most people return to work in ten. Contact lenses may not be worn for two weeks. The effects of blepharoplasty can last for a long time and are sometimes even permanent.
Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
This cosmetic eyelid procedure removes excess skin and pockets of fat from both the upper and lower eyelids improving puffy lower eyelid bags and reducing unwanted wrinkles. Our expert surgeons can dramatically improve the appearance of tired, drooping, restoring a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes.
A surgical procedure that removes excess skin, fat, or muscle to restore just the upper eyelids to a more youthful appearance.
Lower blepharoplasty helps tighten the area under the eyes, removing fat and excess tissue creating a more youthful, rested look.
(Raises the upper eyelids) Ptosis is a condition in which the eyelid droops. It is caused by a weakness or separation of muscles deep within the eyelid. Ptosis does not involve excess skin or tissue in the eyelid (a condition called dermatochalasis). It is usually a result of aging, but some people develop ptosis after eye surgery or an injury, and some children are born with the condition. A brief surgical procedure can eliminate the drooping. Many young patients with mild to moderate ptosis do not need surgery early in life. Patients who are also suffering from excess skin may choose to undergo blepharoplasty at the same time as ptosis repair. Children with ptosis should be examined regularly to check for other vision problems including amblyopia (“lazy eye”), refractive errors and muscular diseases.
(Raises eyebrows) Browlifts can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you to look less angry, sad or tired. Using either traditional or minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods, browlifts involve the removal or alteration of the muscles above the eyes to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts to improve the look of the eyes and other areas of the face. While browlifts are typically performed on patients aged 40-60 to counteract the effects of aging, anyone with lined or inelastic skin on the forehead – whether it’s caused by muscle activity or inherited conditions – are eligible. The procedure is usually performed in an office-based facility or surgery center under local anesthesia and sedation.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This brow lift, performed through small incisions is the newest and most desired brow and forehead procedure. Reserved for patients requiring less extensive facial rejuvenation, the procedure corrects drooping eyebrows and softens worried or angry expressions that result from frowning with no visible incisions.
As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity and tone. The cheek and eyelid areas tend to sag, creating a tired look. The Mid Face Lift restores a smooth, refreshed natural look to the lower eyelids and cheeks leaving your facial contours looking as young as you feel.