Eyelid Lifts & Endoscopic Forehead Lifts

Have you ever been asked if you are tired or working too hard? Have you been struggling to apply eyeliner and shadow? When did those hoods, bags, dark circles and fine wrinkles appear? We see the eyes first when we look at a face. They are not only signals of emotions but also windows of the soul.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

Blepharoplasty corrects sagging eyelids, pouches beneath the eyes and excess folds around the eyes. This surgical procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat on the upper lids and fat on the lower eyelids and is often done in conjunction with other surgical procedures including facelift, eyebrow and forehead lift. Laser resurfacing of the lower lids and crows’ feet is done at the same time if fine lines and wrinkles are an issue, and to tighten up the lower lid skin after a lower lid bleph.

Endoscopic Forehead Lifts

Brow and forehead lifts are designed to elevate and separate the eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead. Forehead lifts are done through mini-incisions using an endoscope and microscopic TV camera.

Recovery? Upper lid sutures are very fine and should dissolve in five or six days. There are no lower lid sutures. Dr Truswell uses the laser on the inside of the lower lids both for the incision and removing the fat pad. This eliminates tell-tale suture lines under lashes a result of the old-fashioned version of this procedure. Discomfort during the healing phase is minimal to none. Most patients simply take Tylenol if necessary. Return to work is in one week.

Anesthesia? Either local (injection of lidocaine) or MAC (managed anesthesia care by a Board-certified anesthetist). Upper lids blephs are often done with local anesthesia, but IV sedation may be used for a more nervous patient to reduce any anxiety.