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Brow Lift | Eyelid Surgery

Brow Lift |Eyelid Surgery in Sarasota, FL

Restore youth and vibrance to the upper face with brow or eyelid surgery at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. While a facelift enhances the appearance of the lower face and neck, these procedures focus on the brow and eye areas, providing dramatic enhancement to the upper face. 

Patients may opt to pair brow and eyelid lifts or combine them with other face and body procedures. Learn more about these procedures by scheduling a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. If you’re ready to learn more, call Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center at (941) 366-8897

Brow Lift/Eyelid Surgery in Sarasota, FL

Why Should I Consider Brow or Eyelid Surgery?

Deciding to get plastic surgery can be challenging. You may wonder if you will benefit from a specific procedure or be unsure which approach is right for you. If you’re considering facial plastic surgery in Sarasota, FL, we encourage you to come into our office for a consultation. 

Learn more about brow lift and eyelid lift surgery below to determine if either or both might meet your aesthetic goals. 

Brow lift and eyelid lift surgeries pair well. These procedures are also popular complements to other facial procedures like facelift surgery, chin or cheek augmentation, and facial fat grafting

Brow Lift

A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the forehead. It addresses sagging brows, forehead wrinkling, and changes in brow shape and position due to aging. You may want to consider brow lift surgery if age-related changes in your upper face cause you to look tired or sad. There are several types of brow lift surgery available, allowing your surgeon to customize your procedure to specifically target your aesthetic concerns.

Eyelid lift

An eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, is a procedure for rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes and eyelids. A surgeon can perform this procedure on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Most patients choose to address their upper and lower lids simultaneously for a more balanced correction. Choose eyelid surgery if your face appears tired or stressed due to loose skin, fat, or tissue on the upper or lower eyelids. Eyelid lift surgery helps restore a firmer appearance to the skin in the eye area. In patients with sagging skin on the upper eyelid, this procedure can improve vision by lifting the eyelids out of the field of vision.

What Happens During a Brow or Eyelid Lift in Sarasota, FL?

All surgeries take place at our fully accredited and state-of-the-art surgical facility located on the top floor of our building. We built Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center from the ground up, and our surgeons designed this surgical facility to provide patients with unparalleled luxury, safety, and convenience. We’ve invested in all the latest safety equipment and hired a team of exceptional nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals to ensure high safety and low infection rates with every procedure. Our surgical center has received federal and state accreditation. 

We carefully customize each procedure we perform to a patient’s individual needs and desires. We talk extensively with our patients before surgery to determine the best approach for their procedure. Your surgeon will provide detailed information about what to expect during your surgery. Read on for essential information about each surgery.

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Brow Lift

Depending on your needs, your surgeon may perform brow lift surgery using gold standard techniques. Your incision’s placement and size will depend on the extent of brow sagging and tissue removal needed, plus the skin’s quality and the location of the hairline. There are many options available for incision placement, allowing us to customize the approach used to your needs and anatomy.

During a brow lift, a surgeon removes excess skin and tissue and lifts the brows to a more youthful position. Sutures or small internal hooks can help hold tissues in place, ensuring results will last for a long time after surgery. 

Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift entails strategically placing incisions on the upper or lower eyelids, through which a surgeon can smooth and tighten the skin, removing any excess. Your surgeon may also tighten muscles and remove unwanted fat to create a more youthful, rejuvenated eyelid appearance. 

Our surgeons are familiar with many techniques for blepharoplasty, including transconjunctival blepharoplasty, a specialized technique that removes fat from under the lower eyelids using an incision located inside the lower eyelid. 

Recovery From Your Sarasota Brow Lift or Eyelid Lift

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Recovery after plastic surgery is a process. While you should be able to resume many activities within the first few days after surgery, it may take a few months for all bruising and swelling to resolve. Healing takes time. Be patient with the process as you look forward to your results. 

Your surgeon will provide you with detailed information about post-surgical care. Here are some tips to keep in mind during the recovery process.

If you have questions as you recover from your procedure, please reach out to a member of our team. We are here to support you throughout your plastic surgery journey. 

  • Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after surgery. You will not be able to drive yourself home from your procedure or to your Day 1 follow-up visit. 
  • Fill your prescriptions before surgery day and have them easily accessible in a convenient location. 
  • Get up and start moving as soon as possible. Within a day after surgery, you should be up and walking. We recommend gentle walks throughout the recovery process. 
  • If you’ve had eyelid surgery, tearing, light sensitivity, and blurry vision are normal for the first several days. Follow the instructions for the moisturizing eyedrops carefully. Avoid wearing contact lenses until your surgeon clears you to do so. 
  • You’ll need to take at least one week off from work after surgery. As you return to work and other activities, build up gradually. 
  • Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting until your surgeon approves it, usually about six weeks after surgery. Avoid saunas and hot tubs for at least two months after surgery, as the intense heat can slow the healing process. 
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol in excess for a few weeks before your surgery and during recovery. 
  • Hydration is essential for a speedy recovery. Drink lots of water as you prepare for surgery and during the recovery process. 

Contact Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center to get started

If you’re ready to learn more about an eyelid lift or brow lift in Sarasota, FL, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Our team of skilled plastic surgeons looks forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

FAQs About Brow Lift or Blepharoplasty in Sarasota, FL

Pricing for surgical procedures like brow lift and eyelid lift varies depending on the complexity of the surgery, the techniques used, and any complementary treatments performed at the same time. We provide each patient with a quote for their procedure during their consultation. 

Most patients do not experience noticeable scarring after an eyelid lift. Our surgeons carefully place the incisions for this procedure in discreet, hidden areas like the lash line or the crease in the upper eyelid. After you’ve fully healed, any scars will be virtually invisible.

Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that is used to address forehead wrinkles. This treatment is highly effective at smoothing unwanted wrinkles on the forehead and between the brows. Botox injections may provide you with excellent results without surgery. 

While Botox is an exceptional wrinkle treatment, it cannot lift sagging skin or muscle. Patients with extensive brow drooping or sagging may benefit from a surgical approach. Your surgeon can help you determine whether Botox or a brow lift is your better option. Many patients benefit from a combination of both.

While the term “facelift surgery” implies a full-face correction, a surgical facelift only addresses aging in the lower two-thirds of the face. Like a facelift is for the lower face, a brow lift is for the brow area. 

To determine if you need a facelift or a brow lift, look in the mirror and pinpoint the age-related concerns you want to change. If your most extensive aesthetic complaints are above your eyes, you’ll likely benefit from a brow lift. If your concerns are more about your mid- and lower face, consider a facelift instead. If you want to rejuvenate your upper and lower face simultaneously, consider combining a facelift with a brow lift.

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