Blepharoplasty | Brow Lift in Boca Raton, FL
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is helpful for those who feel that their eyes are heavy or make them look tired. It may be hanging skin of the upper lids or more involved such as fatty pockets of the lower lids. More advanced procedures today involve preservation of the fat surrounding the eyes. Rather than removing the fat and creating a hollow appearance, fat is placed back where it belongs and the overlying muscles are repositioned and tightened. This allows for a youthful appearance and maintains volume in this area. As in all facial surgery, skin quality is extremely important and peels or lasers may be necessary to get rid of wrinkles or lines. Dr. Dabbah does not change the shape of your eyes and, though it should not need to be said, ascertains that your eyes can and do close. Many doctors and surgeons opt to inject fillers or fat into the lower orbital area. This can be problematic and lead to asymmetry and a flattened look. As in all facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Dabbah’s intent is to help make you look like you, but better and more youthful. Learn more by reading our FAQs below, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Albert Dabbah today.
FAQs Eyelid Surgery | Brow Lift in Boca Raton
- How much does blepharoplasty cost? The cost will vary on several factors: complexity or length of the procedure and if you are doing upper blepharoplasty surgery, lower blepharoplasty surgery, or both. The range can be $2500-$9500.
- How many years can blepharoplasty take off your face? Eyelid surgery can help tremendously towards a youthful, refreshed appearance. Combining blepharoplasty or a brow lift with a facelift or neck lift can help make you look ten years younger or more.
- How do I know if I need upper blepharoplasty or lower blepharoplasty? Regarding upper blepharoplasty, many people come into my office complaining that their eyes feel heavy. Women state they cannot easily put on their makeup or that their eye makeup doesn’t show. Men state they cannot open their eyes widely. Many people compensate for the weight on their eyelids by unknowingly lifting their brows, causing lines across the brow. As for lower blepharoplasty, patients complain about “bags” or that they look tired when they don’t feel tired. A careful examination by a plastic surgeon will determine what you need and if you are a candidate for these procedures.
- How do I know if I need eyelid surgery or a brow lift? Upper eyelid surgery is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper lid. A brow lift is designed to elevate your eyebrows.
- I hear that browlifts are not as routine these days as in the past. Why is that? Botox has played a significant role because it’s a nonsurgical option to lift the brow, and there’s no downtime.
- I read that I have ptosis of the upper lid. Does upper blepharoplasty take care of that? Upon examination, a plastic surgeon can tell if the ptosis is due to excess skin or if you have a problem with the levator muscle, which is a different surgery altogether.
- Is a brow lift better than Botox? Not necessarily. Most patients achieve what they want with Botox, as long as they are a good candidate, and it is injected properly.
- Do you still need Botox after a brow lift? Some patients need Botox after a brow lift to eliminate the 11 lines or want brow shaping.
- Do I need Botox after upper blepharoplasty? I inject Botox to smooth out the brow, 11 lines, and crow’s feet. I also use Botox to shape the eyebrows to give interest to the upper face.
- Can I hold off eyelid surgery by using Botox? I can get millimeters of eyelid lift with Botox, so I would say yes. But eventually, the weight of the lids will win.