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Eyelid Surgery & Brow Lift in Dallas, TX

Your eyes are the most noticeable feature of your face. Attractive, alert-looking eyes make you appear young and healthy. On the other hand, drooping eyelids, puffy bags under your eyes, or sagging eyebrows can make you look old and tired, even when you feel young and energetic. Lowered eyebrows and creases in your forehead can also make you look worried or angry, even when you’re actually relaxed and happy. Eyelid and brow lift surgeries correct these problems, whether they’re caused by aging or genetics. 

Eyelid surgery brightens and refreshes your eyes to give your face a younger, more alert appearance. The procedure can also address vision problems when sagging upper eyelids limit your range of view. A brow lift raises eyebrows that have settled into a lower position, lifting the upper eyelids and erasing horizontal worry lines in your forehead. 

Eyelid and brow lift surgery can be performed together for a comprehensive rejuvenation of your upper face. Either procedure can also be combined with a facelift or neck lift to correct signs of aging in your lower face as well.

Dr. Yash Avashia has specialized training and extensive experience in performing cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery. Additionally, he has a deep appreciation for the delicate aspects of facial anatomy. Dr. Yash applies his surgical skill, aesthetic sense, and in-depth medical knowledge to produce outstanding and long-lasting results.

To learn more about how eyelid surgery or brow lift in Dallas might improve your appearance, contact Dr. Yash Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.

What Is an Eyelid Lift?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, lifts droopy or baggy eyelids that can make you look old and tired. On the upper eyelids, the procedure removes the excess skin and fat that causes the lids to sag. On the lower eyelids, the surgery tightens and lifts the skin and removes bulges of fat that causes puffy bags below the eyes. The effect is to make you look younger, brighter, more attractive, and alert. Patients often opt for double eyelid surgery, which is upper and lower blepharoplasty performed in the same procedure.

What Is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is surgery to remove excess skin from the upper part of the face and reposition the underlying muscles and tissue, raising the position of the eyebrows and smoothing creases in the forehead.

Can an Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift Improve My Appearance?

Eyelid surgery can:

  • Lift droopy upper or lower eyelids to make you look more alert
  • Remove excess fat from the upper eyelids to enable you to open your eyes more fully
  • Smooth the skin of the eyelids to erase fine lines and wrinkles
  • Remove fat buildup below the eyes to eliminate bags and correct a puffy, sleepy appearance
  • Make your eyes and your face look brighter and more energetic
  • Correct vision problems by lifting upper eyelids that have drooped to obscure part of your field of view

A brow lift can:

  • Smooth lines and creases in the upper part of the face, softening or eliminating frown lines between the eyebrows and horizontal forehead lines (“11 lines”).
  • Raise sagging eyebrows to restore a younger look
  • Give a more attractive arch to the outer part of your eyebrows
  • Change your resting facial expression to appear more relaxed, happy, and attentive
  • Improve vision, if the eyebrows have dropped low enough to block part of your field of view
  • Lift droopy upper eyelids, in cases where the problem is caused by sagging eyebrows

Am I a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift?

If you’re bothered by the signs of aging in your upper face, such as lines and creases in your forehead, sagging eyebrows, droopy eyelids, or bags under your eyes, you may be a good candidate for an eyelid lift or forehead lift. The best candidates are in good health, don’t smoke, and have realistic expectations for the improvements the procedures can make. 

The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate for an eyelid lift or brow lift is to meet personally with Dr. Yash in a confidential consultation at our office. During this one-on-one meeting, Dr. Yash will evaluate your facial features and ask questions to understand your goals for improving your appearance. He will also review your medical history. Based on his observations and the information you share in the consultation, he will advise you on the best approach to getting the look you want.

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Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of Dr. Avashia’s process. He feels strongly that he needs to educate patients on what gives them the most value, and he focuses on what should be done instead of simply what could be done. He will only recommend procedures that will help achieve your goals. Dr. Avashia knows that not everyone “needs the knife,” and he will recommend nonsurgical solutions when appropriate in order to give you a more minimally invasive solution to achieve your goals.

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Whether you’re looking to reverse the signs of aging or improve the appearance of a specific area of your body, Dr. Avashia can help you achieve your desired goals. Visit Dr. Yash today to learn more.

What Can I Expect Before, During, and After My Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift?

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Before

Dr. Yash is a partner in the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and will perform your surgery in the Institute’s state-of-the-art surgery center. The Institute is the top facility for aesthetic surgery in Dallas and among the best in the country. You will arrive on surgery day, check-in, and meet with Dr. Yash and your anesthesia provider. You will then be carefully anesthetized with general anesthesia and taken back into the operating room.

During

In an upper eyelid lift procedure, an incision is made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid, where the scar will barely be noticeable after it heals. Excess skin is removed to lift and smooth the eyelid. If the upper eyelid is weighted or puffy with excess fat, that fat is also removed as part of the procedure. The incision is meticulously closed with fine sutures.  Fractionated-fat or nano-fat is often injected in the infra-brow upper eyelid region to provide a natural volumization to aged upper eyelid.  Upper eyelid surgery usually takes 30 minutes to an hour.

In a lower eyelid surgery, also known as under eye surgery, an incision is made either on the inside of the eyelid, to remove bags under the eyes, or just under the lower eyelash, if a drooping lower eyelid needs to be lifted. To remove bags under the eyes, excess fat is carefully removed from the lower eyelid fat compartments. To lift a drooping lower eyelid, excess skin and fat are removed to tighten and raise the lid.Fractionated-fat or nano-fat is often injected in the infraorbital rim to provide a natural volumization and blending of the lower lid-crease junction.   Facial fat grafting is often performed with eyelid surgery, and midface volume augmentation with fat grafting can further help improve the lower eyelid tear-trough deformity.   Lower eyelid surgery typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Two techniques are used for performing brow lifts. In a classic brow lift, an incision is made along or just behind the hairline from the top of the forehead down to the ears. In an endoscopic brow lift, three to five small incisions are made at the hairline around the forehead (for a faster recovery and less scarring). Which technique is chosen depends on the thickness, texture, and elasticity of the skin, the bone structure of the face, the overall appearance of eyebrows and eyelids, and the position of the eyebrows. In both techniques, excess skin is removed to smooth the forehead and lift the eyebrows. Tissue and muscle beneath the skin are repositioned as necessary. When the surgery is complete, the incisions are closed with sutures, screws, adhesive, or surgical tape. Brow lift surgery usually takes about an hour.

After

An eyelid lift or brow lift is performed as an outpatient procedure. After your surgery, you are moved to a recovery area for observation. Once you are alert again after your anesthesia, a friend or family member can drive you home. Dr. Yash will provide you with a full list of post-operative instructions for you to follow and will be available if you have any immediate questions or issues.

What Can I Expect in Recovery?

The exact recovery will depend on the procedure you have selected. You may experience some swelling or bruising in the first few days after surgery. This is usually most pronounced in the first two days and disappears within about two weeks. Dr. Yash will schedule a follow-up visit a week after your surgery to remove sutures and assess your progress. He and his staff will be available at any time to answer your questions during recovery, and they will also give you a comprehensive list of postoperative instructions to follow. 

Once sutures are removed (about a week after surgery) and the wound has healed, you can cover any lingering bruising with makeup. You’ll be advised to rest and avoid bending or heavy lifting for the first week. After that, you can resume light activities, gradually building up to your normal activity and exercise routine by about six weeks after surgery.

Schedule Your Consultation in Dallas, TX Today

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how Dr. Yash can make you look naturally younger and more alert with an eyelid lift or brow lift. Dr. Yash has extensive training and special expertise in facial cosmetic surgery, including facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, rhinoplasty, non-surgical facelifts, and more. He provides exceptional care to patients from Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas of Texas.

FAQs About Eyelid Lifts and Brow Lifts in Dallas, TX

Eyelid and brow lift results are among the longest-lasting of any plastic surgery procedure. The improvements to your face will last for many years. Your face will continue to age, of course, with some additional loosening and of facial skin, but most patients never need to repeat these procedures. Good skin care, including careful sun protection, good nutrition, and regular exercise, can help extend your results.

A brow lift can, in some cases, correct drooping eyelids. Some patients who come to us thinking they need an eyelid lift are actually helped by a brow lift alone. You can get an idea of the effect of a brow lift on your eyelids by gently pushing your eyebrows up with your fingers while looking in the mirror. But a personal consultation with Dr. Yash is the only way to know which procedure you need.

As part of your consultation, Dr. Yash will explain the risks associated with the surgery he recommends. In addition to those associated with any type of surgery, an eyelid or brow lift’s risks include:

  • Hair loss around the incision site(s)
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Higher hairline
  • Injury to facial nerves
  • Eye dryness/irritation

The chance of complications is minimized by choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience in performing these procedures.

Your eyelid lift or brow lift cost in Dallas will depend on numerous factors. The best way to see what your procedure would cost is to schedule an informative consultation with Dr. Yash. Here, he will examine your concerns, listen to your goals, and then draft a recommended treatment plan that will include pricing information.

Yes, however you should wait 12 months following these procedures to get eyelid surgery as it can worsen your risk for postoperative dry eyes.

There is no particular age limit to undergo eyelid surgery. Your health should be in good condition.  Comorbidities such as hypertension, heart disease, pulmonary disease, or the use of blood thinners can influence whether you are a safe candidate for eyelid surgery since you will require general anesthesia for the operation.

Eyelid surgery can address drooping upper eyelid skin, overhanging skin that obstructs visual field, hollowed-aged upper eyelid appearance, bulging upper eyelid fat, lower eyelid tear trough deformity, bulging lower eyelid fat, skin laxity of the lower eyelid, thin crepe-like skin of the lower eyelid, lower eyelid laxity, tearing. 

The aesthetic goal for eyelid surgery is to place scars in areas that are not perceptible.  The upper eyelid incision is placed in the natural upper eyelid crease. The lower eyelid incision is made 1 mm below the lid margin, right below the lash line.  These incision heal with scars that are virtually imperceptible when closed correctly.

Following eyelid surgery, you will experience swelling and bruising of your eyelids.  Patients are encouraged to ice their eyelids for the first 48 hours to help reduce swelling and bruising.  Dr. Yash will prescribe you a few eyedrops to begin and take for the first week after surgery.  Some patients experience blurry vision from the lubricating eye gel. 

Normal recovery from eyelid surgery is 2-3 weeks. Your eyelid sutures will be removed at 1 week after surgery. Most patients are well healed with minimal bruising at this point.  Over the second and third weeks, the bruising and swelling completely resolve. 

Patients can not drive themselves home after eyelid surgery. They should plan on a family or friend to drive them home from the surgery center.

Patients will be prescribed with an antibiotic-anti-inflammatory eye drop, lubricating eyedrop, oral steroid dose pack to help with swelling, an oral antibiotic, and anti-nausea medication.