With time, skin begins to lose its vital building structures and may lead to sagging skin of the eyelids or even furrowing brows. If you are concerned about the aesthetics of your eyes, or your vision is becoming impaired with excess sagging skin, an eyelid lift or brow lift in Salt Lake City may be right for you.
What is an Eyelid & Brow Lift?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that addresses excess, sagging, or puffy skin of the eyelids. In most cases, eyelid surgery is combined with a brow lift to open up the eye area for a more alert and youthful appearance.
Who is a Candidate for Eyelid & Brow Lift?
If you are overall healthy and you don’t have any serious eye medical conditions, you may be a candidate for an eyelid or brow lift. During your consultation, your physical features will be examined, and Dr. Howland will thoroughly evaluate which procedure techniques are right for you. Some patients require a full blepharoplasty, or they may just need to address their upper eyelid or lower eyelid.
What to Expect
Your enhancement surgery will be tailored to your specific needs. The incisions involved with an eyelid surgery go along the natural crease of the eyes and lower eyelid. Once incisions are made, the excess skin is removed and the tissue and fat are repositioned or removed for your new appearance. Recovery times will vary based on the extent of the alterations desired. Dr. Howland will give you specific post-operative instructions to follow to ensure a quick and safe recovery.
Eyelid & Brow Lift Results
Most patients see their final results with healed bruising and swelling within 2 weeks of their surgery. However, it may take a few months before you completely heal. Although eyelid and brow lift provide long-lasting results, the aging process will continue and ideal skin care will help maintain your youthful appearance.
If you feel that you are looking tired or older than you are due to the appearance of your eyes and eyebrows, contact Dr. Howland to schedule your consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions Browlift
Can a brow lift be done under local anesthesia?
Certain types of brow lift can be performed under local anesthesia, but a more invasive brow lift or brow lift combined with facelift is typically performed under general anesthesia.
Does endoscopic brow lift raise hairline?
There are many techniques that your plastic surgeon can use to ensure your hairline remains where you want it. Additionally, Dr. Howland will assess your hairline during a consultation to make sure youre a good candidate for brow lift.
Does a brow lift get rid of forehead wrinkles?
The brow lift is the most effective way to get rid of forehead wrinkles. It can also easily be paired with options like eyelid surgery, facelift, or neck lift.
Does insurance pay for brow lift?
Insurance does not typically pay for brow lift since its considered a cosmetic procedure. In some cases, insurance may cover it if hanging skin obscures your vision. We encourage each patient to check with their insurance provider ahead of their appointment so we can help maximize your coverage.
Does a facelift include a brow lift?
A facelift and brow lift are two separate procedures, but they can be easily combined. Your plastic surgeon can discuss your best options during your consultation.
How can I lift my eyebrows?
The brow lift is the most effective way to lift the brow but options like thread lifts or BOTOX® are also options. Your plastic surgeon can determine which option will achieve your goals during a consultation.
Does brow lift change eye shape?
The goal of the brow lift is not to change the shape of the eyes, but rather to smooth brow wrinkles and get rid of sagging eyelids. However, its possible to experience slight changes in eye shape after a brow lift.
How do I know if I need a brow lift?
A brow lift may be right for you if you have sagging, heavy brows or deep forehead wrinkles. A plastic surgeon can determine your best options for a more youthful look during your consultation.
How much does a brow lift cost?
According to estimates by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a brow lift costs around $3,900 depending on factors like your location, anesthesia costs, surgeons fees, and more. Youll receive a full estimate of your brow lift costs during your consultation.
How long do brow lifts last?
A brow lift can last for many years with the right skincare and anti-aging regimen. Our team can help you learn how to get the most out of your surgical results during your appointment.
How long does numbness last after brow lift?
You may have some numbness after a brow lift, but feeling should return within a few months.
What age should you get a brow lift?
Everyone ages at different rates so it can be difficult to give a specific age - rather you should get a brow lift when non-surgical treatments no longer produce the results you want. Most brow lift patients are in their 40s and beyond.
Frequently Asked Questions Eyelid Lift
Can you go blind from blepharoplasty?
Blindness after blepharoplasty is a rare event. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Howland, risks are greatly reduced.
Does eyelid surgery leave scars?
All blepharoplasty procedures involve incisions around the eyes. However, any visible scarring should be virtually non-existent once healed.
Can droopy eyelids cause blurred vision?
In some people, drooping eyelids can partially or completely cover the pupil, resulting in blurry or double vision. When this occurs, eyelid surgery may be necessary.
Can I sleep on my side after eyelid surgery?
You should avoid sleeping on your side during blepharoplasty recovery. It is recommended that you sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling.
How long are eyes blurry after blepharoplasty?
Vision may be temporarily blurry following blepharoplasty surgery. It usually returns to normal after 2 to 3 days.
How long after blepharoplasty do you see results?
Final results following blepharoplasty surgery can usually be seen after 4 to 6 weeks.
How long does eyelid surgery take?
Blepharoplasty surgery generally takes 1 to 2 hours to complete, if both the upper and lower eyelids are being done.
Is drooping eyelid surgery covered by insurance?
Insurance may cover the costs of blepharoplasty surgery in cases where ptosis is so severe that it causes a significant visual obstruction.
Why are my eyelids hooded?
Hooded eyelids are often caused by a combination of age-related changes in the eyebrow, eyelid skin, and underlying muscle, fat, and bone.
How long does it take to heal from upper eyelid surgery?
Most people can expect to experience 7 to 14 days of healing following upper eyelid surgery. However, recovery time may vary from patient to patient.
Can Botox lift droopy eyelids?
Botox can achieve minimal lift of your brows, but may not be as effective as an upper eyelid lift for some patients. Our team can help you determine whether you might benefit more from surgery.
Can you get rid of hooded eyelids?
Upper eyelid surgery can get rid of hooded eyelids caused by excess skin around the eyes. If hooded eyelids are caused by heavy, drooping brows, a brow lift be a better option.