The Best Way to Rejuvenate Tired Upper Lids: Lift the Brow & Eyes.
When it comes to aging, there can be so many subtle changes that add up all at once. You might be trudging along and then notice wrinkles and sagging skin out of the blue. When aging starts to hit the face, it can be utterly devastating. You may notice you look tired and can’t shake it with your normal moisturizer/water combo. You might feel like your friends keep asking you what’s going on in your life to make you look so exhausted? These little hints add up to the fact that you may be losing muscle in the key areas of your face.
Think of your face as a window with your brow being the curtain rod and the skin around your eyes as the drapes. Your eyes are the window to your soul after all? To bring your eyes to a younger, more youthful look, you’ll want to fix the real reason your eyes are sagging. As we get older, the curtain rod begins to descend down the window and the curtains begin to puddle at the bottom of the window leaving the upper lids looking heavy and tired!
Natural aging, as well as, pollution, gravity, heredity and sun damage all work together to negatively impact the way you look. The muscles behind your skin are losing their elasticity and making your skin look loose. At the same time, your fat pads and collagen are also losing their puffiness. Thankfully, there are things you can do to battle this natural aging process. But instead of just trimming the drapes, you’ll want to make sure you first raise the curtain rod. This means, if you’re a woman especially, you’ve got to raise the brow before handling those upper and lower eyelids.
Behind The Brow
Though a man may look distinguished with a sinking brow, a woman may find that she looks tired, sad or angry. To remedy this issue, Dr. Ennis and his team can raise the brow with surgery that corrects sagging brows and improves those awful furrows and horizontal lines on the forehead. There are two types of surgical solutions that restore your brow to a youthful look.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This type of brow lift is the most common type of procedure for the area. It requires 4 small incisions that are hidden in the hair of the scalp. The endoscopic brow lift lifts the muscles and tightens, and smooths the skin. The endoscopic brow lift is the most common type of procedure. The lift requires 4 small incisions hidden behind the hairline. Then, an endoscope (tiny camera) is used to help adjust and correct muscle and tissue changes. This modern approach has less scarring and a faster recovery time.
The browpexy is most often performed with an eyelid lift (upper blepharoplasty). This is an older style procedure not often performed any more.
Crafting the Lower and Upper Eyelid
Once you’ve considered raising the brow line, you can focus on the problem area. Dr. Ennis considers eye work to be at the top of all artistic practices. There’s so much going on with the eye when it comes to your expressions and showing how you’re really feeling.
Dr. Ennis takes great care in ensuring you get the youthful look you need while also crafting a youthful look. There are several moving parts to the eyes and you’ll want to make sure you have a team that can get you fabulous results without a pulled or surprised look. To get this perfect combination, you may consider having an upper and lower blepharoplasty in conjunction with your brow surgery.
This upper eyelid procedure is great for removing subcutaneous layers and excess fat from your top eyelids. During an upper blepharoplasty, an incision is made in the natural crease line just above the eyelashes. The incision might extend into the crow’s feet or laughter lines at the outer corners of your eyes depending on your exact needs. The procedure will correct those sagging upper eyelids (droopy eyelids) and in some cases, restore the patient’s vision path back to normal.
Most will choose to have an upper eyelid procedure with a lower eyelid procedure to get a balanced look. For the lower lids, Dr. Ennis will make an incision on the outer margin of the eyelashes. The skin will then be lifted up and out and excess skin will be removed. This procedure can help diminish those awful under-eye bags. The lower lid also lifts the cheek pad (malar fat pad) to create a more youthful rested look!
Video: Dr. Ennis Explains the Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure
Get A Little Extra
While you’re already giving great attention and correction to the eye area, you may want to consider some other procedures that can be performed at the same time. These include:
- Removing superficial wrinkles
- Lightening dark circles
- Skin resurfacing
Dr. Scott Ennis, A Board-Certified Surgical Expert
Your eye area is one of the most important areas for conveying your confidence and self-expression. Dr. Ennis and his team understand the intricacies of this special area and can make sure you get a look that helps you show your best self to the world. Dr. Ennis is highly-renowned and has been named one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, one of the Ten Best plastic Surgeons in Florida based on patient reviews and Realself’s Top 100 cosmetic surgeons in the country. Call us today for a consultation on how you can return your eyes to their glowing, youthful appearance.
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