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Our eyes are important to the entire aesthetic quality of our faces and are even said to be windows to our souls.
For many men and women, their eyes are their best and most stunning facial feature. However, age and life events can cause the skin around the eyes (especially the eyelids and eyebrows) to suffer from cosmetic concerns, including sagging skin, puffiness, and wrinkles.
These skin issues can rob you of your youthful appearance and make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. However, an eyelid lift and brow lift can help revitalize your eyes to get you back to looking and feeling your very best.
What Are These Procedures?
As we age, the production of collagen and elastin in our skin slows down. These natural proteins are responsible for the overall health, strength, and elasticity of the skin, which means the less collagen and elastin in the skin, the more cosmetic issues we experience.
This process can cause the appearance of bags under the eyes, sagging skin around the eyebrows, wrinkles across the forehead, and drooping eyelids (which can be unsightly, making you look older and more worn down than you want). Sagging eyelids can even obstruct your vision).
With an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), aesthetic concerns on the eyelids are addressed. And what makes eyelid surgery such a good option for many men and women is that it is customizable to your specific needs.
You can choose to have upper blepharoplasty (which addresses issues on the upper eyelid), lower blepharoplasty (which helps correct concerns in the lower eyelids, including bags under the eyes), or a combination of both.
An incision will be made in the natural creases of your eyelid for upper eyelid surgery or below the eyelashes or within the eyelid for lower eyelid surgery. Muscle tissue and fat will then be removed and/or repositioned, and excess skin will be surgically excised before the incision is closed.
Also known as a forehead lift, brow lift surgery helps to reduce the presence and appearance of wrinkles on the forehead along with any sagging skin in the eyebrows that can cause you to look older and angrier than you actually are.
There are two techniques to this procedure: a coronal brow lift or an endoscopic brow lift. For a coronal lift, an incision will be made in the hairline that stretches from one ear to the other. A portion of the skin will be surgically removed, and any problematic tissue will be removed or repositioned before the incision is closed.
For an endoscopic procedure, several small incisions will be made. An endoscope (a thin instrument with a camera at the end of it) will be inserted through one of the incisions, and with it, muscle and tissue in the area will be tightened and anchored in place. The type of brow lift procedure you have performed is dependent on the correction needed, which will be determined at your consultation.
What Are the Benefits of These Cosmetic Procedures?
Whether you have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or a combination of both surgeries, you can look forward to a more revitalized appearance to your eyes. You can smile with confidence, knowing that you look as great as you feel.
Additionally, some men and women choose to combine their eye procedure with facelift surgery to better achieve a more complete facial rejuvenation. At your consultation, your plastic surgeon will help you decide which procedure(s) is best for you.
Eyelid Surgery in Virginia
If you are interested in rejuvenating the appearance of your eyes, or you want to learn more about any of the other procedures and treatments we offer, contact NOVA Plastic Surgery and Dermatology at (703) 215-9152 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation. Also, follow us on Instagram @novaplasticsurgery.com to see before and after transformations and tips.