Are you tired of looking into the mirror and seeing a pair of exhausted, droopy eyes looking back at you? It might be time to explore your facial plastic surgery options with Dr. David Pratt of Pratt Plastic Surgery. There are two excellent anti-aging options to revitalize the eye area: brow lift and eyelid surgery. To help clarify which procedure is the better fit for your needs, read on.
Brow Lift Overview
Who it is for: Brow lift, otherwise known as forehead lift, is intended for individuals who are bothered by a low, drooping brow and/or forehead wrinkles.
Lifting the eyebrows can open up the entire face, creating a more approachable and pleasant appearance. Depending on the circumstances of the individual case, raising falling brows can also help improve the look of hooded eyelids. Softening wrinkles and creases around the forehead gives the upper face a more rested and youthful expression.
What it involves: There are two approaches to brow lift: traditional coronal brow lift and endoscopic browlift.
In the traditional approach, incisions are made from ear to ear slightly behind the natural hairline. Through the incisions, the brow is elevated into a more natural position and secured into place. The forehead skin is lifted and tightened, and excess skin is trimmed, to smooth out wrinkles.
Endoscopic brow lift is performed through shorter incisions using special surgical instruments. An endoscope, or a wand with a camera on the end, helps to guide the surgical modifications. The eyebrows are lifted and the skin is tightened and trimmed.
Eyelid Surgery Overview
Who it is for: Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed for individuals bothered by droopy, saggy or puffy upper and/or lower eyelids.
Tightening the eyelids gives the eyes a bigger and brighter appearance, so the face looks more rested and alert. In cases where the eyelid skin is so stretched out that it spills over the lashline, eyelid surgery can also help to improve the visual field.
What it involves: Eyelid surgery can treat the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or both.
In upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made in the natural folds and creases of the eyelid skin. Loose skin is tightened and excess skin is trimmed to give the eyelids a flatter, firmer quality.
In lower eyelid surgery, the incisions are made just below the lower lashline or inside the eyelid. Excess fat is removed, displaced fat is returned to its proper position and the skin is tightened to reduce puffiness or “bags” beneath the eyes.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Pratt
To discuss your personal anti-aging needs and goals with Dr. Pratt, please request a consultation by contacting Pratt Plastic Surgery today.