Please call 754-277-4120 to schedule an appointment at our convenient location in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Michael Frederick also serves the surrounding Broward County towns of Weston, Hollywoood and Cooper City. We also welcome patients from the Miami area, including Aventura and Coral Gables. Dr. Frederick also has strong ties to our Palm Beach neighbors from Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter.
Every patients eyes are different so your style of blepharoplasty or brow lift will be specifically tailored to your anatomy and your desired outcome. Browse through our collection of blepharoplasty and brow lift before and after photos, then read below for more information.
Eyelid Lift / Brow Lift
A blepharoplasty or ‘eyelid lift’ removes excess skin and fat from around the upper and lower eyelids.The goal is to create natural looking, refreshed eyes without any visible scarring. At times a brow lift is needed for the best outcome. Sometimes this can be achieved with Botox or dysport alone, but occasionally a surgical brow lift is needed and the scar is hidden along the eyebrow or within the hair.
Excess upper lid skin and fat, lower lid bags and dark circles make us appear tired and older even though we feel young and vibrant! Correcting these issues and opening up the peri-orbital area with a brow lift if needed will brighten your appearance and make you look more rested and youthful.
Upper lid blepharoplasty: An upper lid blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the upper lid. Traditionally a lot of fat was excised directly above the lid in the “lateral fat pad” but this lead to many patients becoming too hollowed out and skeletal. The correct amount to be remove in the lateral fat pad will be tailored by Dr. Frederick, but the “medial” or inner fat pad is removed entirely. If the lid is droopy and has “ptosis” this can be corrected at the same time.
Transconjuctival blepharoplasty: A transconjuctival blepharoplasty uses an incision on the inside of the eyelid to remove the lower lid bags. This can be a great procedure for young patients without skin excess because there is no external scar! However, if you need to remove some skin during a transconjuctival blepharoplasty a small pinch of skin is removed without altering the muscle in any way! This limits the chance of there being any complications.
Skin-Muscle Blepharoplasty: A skin-muscle blepharoplasty is reserved for patients with more significant laxity of the skin and a lot of excess fat. In this procedure a skin and muscle flap is elevated and the fat is exposed and removed. Because in this type of blepharoplasty the skin and the muscle are loose, both are removed and tightened. The lower eyelid ligament called the tarsus may also need to be adjusted/tightened
Microblade brow lift: Microblading is a highly precise form of tattooing that re-creates an eyebrow. If your eyebrows have little to know hair, this can be a simple and easy option that will give you a brow lift without any surgery at all.
Direct Brow lift: A direct brow lift excises skin from directly above the eyebrow and hides the scar along the hairline. This is the most simple way to do a brow lift and is excellent for patients who have prominent eyebrows to hide the scar. This is a very common form of brow lift in men.
Temporal brow lift: A temporal brow lift excises excess skin to lift the brow. The incision can be placed at the hairline or hidden inside the hair. Dr. Frederick will discuss your particular anatomy with you so that you can make an educated decision on what brow lift is best for you. from above and hides the incision in the hair.
Blepharoplasty and brow lifts are performed on men and women of all ages who are healthy and desire an approved aesthetic appearance in the peri-orbital area. You may be a good candidate if you have any of the following:
A low brow that angles down on the side or pushes down on the upper lid
Excess skin on the upper lid that hangs down
Puffiness of the lower lids or the inner part of the upper lid
Excess skin and wrinkling of the lower lids
It is very common to combine a blepharoplasty with a face or neck lift as they are both related to aging. An extension of the facelift incision into the hair allows for a quick and simple temporal brow lift that tightens the skin around the crows feet and raises the lateral brow without added recovery or downtime.
There is typically minimal post-operative pain after eyelid surgery, however because the eyelids have very thin tissues bruising and swelling is common. Patients will have approximately 2 weeks of ‘visible’ downtime although some swelling will persist beyond this time. While you will recover and look better very quickly after that, the final result, as in any plastic surgery procedure, will take several months.
WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED FOR AN EYELID LIFT OR BROW LIFT?
An upper eyelid lift can be done comfortably awake under local anesthesia. Lower eyelid lifts and brow lifts are typically done under light sedation or general anesthesia although appropriate patients may also be able to do them while awake.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO AN UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY, LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY AND A BROW LIFT?
Each individual procedure takes less than an hour and the exact duration depends upon the extent of the surgery needed. Brow lifts are often done at the same time as a facelift which reduces operative time.
HOW MUCH DOES AN UPPER EYELID LIFT, LOWER EYELID LIFT OR BROW LIFT COST?
The cost of an upper blepharoplasty, a lower blepharoplasty or a brow lift ranges from $2-3,000 dollars. This cost does not include the cost of the operating room or anesthesia. If done while awake there is a small setup fee.
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