Sagging eyelids and sagging brows can make the patient look much more tired and older than they really are. Fortunately, patients don’t have to be at the mercy of aging and genetics; Dr. Hershcovitch offers blepharoplasty and the brow lift, two powerful types of cosmetic eye surgery for patients whose drooping tissues have obscured their true youthfulness and vibrancy. While older, traditional techniques often led to unnatural results that drastically changed a patient’s appearance, Dr. Hershcovitch has the skill to rejuvenate without compromising the patient’s unique looks.
Drooping eyelids can often make someone look either perpetually exhausted or years older than they really were; sometimes, upper eyelids can droop so severely they can obscure someone’s vision. Other issues, like puffy eyelids, can make someone look sickly and tired. Blepharoplasty, a popular cosmetic eye surgery, was developed to treat these eye conditions, but inexperienced surgeons often overcorrected and gave patients gaunt-looking eyes or made them look entirely different than they used to. Thankfully, Dr. Hershcovitch has extensive experience with cosmetic eye surgery, and he strives to rejuvenate each patient while retaining their natural characteristics.
For drooping upper eyelids, Dr. Hershcovitch makes an incision along the natural folds of the eyelid. He then removes excess skin, tightens the lid, and tightens muscles.
Dr. Hershcovitch performs two types of cosmetic eye surgery for the lower lids: a transconjunctival approach and a transcutaneous approach. With a transconjunctival approach, Dr. Hershcovitch creates an incision inside the eyelid, so it’s completely hidden. With a transcutaneous approach, an incision is made outside the eyelid next to the lash line. For the lower lids, Dr. Hershcovitch removes excess skin, tightens muscles, and repositions fat pads to remove puffiness.
The browlift, also known as a forehead lift, is a powerful method for lifting sagging eyebrows that have drooped substantially over a patient’s eyes. Dr. Hershcovitch performs multiple iterations of the browlift. One variant is the endoscopic brow lift, a minimally invasive way to lift the eyebrows. In an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Hershcovitch makes several small incisions along the scalp. An endoscope, which is a small camera, is then used to visualize the forehead tissues. Instruments are inserted through the incisions, tissues are cut and detached, the muscles are manipulated, and excess tissues are removed. Because it’s only minimally invasive, an endoscopic procedure typically results in a faster recovery.
One form of cosmetic eye surgery, called the pretrichial lift, creates two short incisions just below the hairline. Once the long incision has been made, excess skin is removed, the muscles are manipulated, and the skin is lifted, tightened, and sutured. Cosmetic eye surgery like the pretrichial lift are more appropriate for patients with larger foreheads because it can move the hairline down. The ideal patient for any kind of cosmetic eye surgery that goes near the hair line should have a normal hairline and normal hair density, so the pretrichial lift might not be appropriate for men with receding hairlines.
The mid forehead lift is another option for the brow lift. In the mid forehead lift, Dr. Hershcovitch removes a small, crescent-shaped amount of tissue in the middle of the forehead. There will be two excisions, one on either side of the forehead above the brows. The mid forehead lift is typically reserved for male patients with thick skin, substantial wrinkles, and deep furrows on the forehead. The mid forehead lift does leave a scar but once it fades, it should blend seamlessly with the forehead wrinkles.
Your eyes express so much of your character and your unique look, so when you’re choosing someone to perform your cosmetic eye surgery, don’t settle for anything less than an expert facial plastic surgeon. To learn more about cosmetic eye surgery, contact Dr. Hershcovitch now for a consultation.