When it comes to rejuvenating the upper face and correcting hooded eyes, you’ve got options. Although there are many non-surgical options that can provide great results, sometimes surgery can produce the best results. It might not be as easy as deciding on a single procedure, though, since it can be difficult to distinguish whether an eyelid lift or brow lift is best for sagging or hooded eyes. Here’s a quick guide as you plan your consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery.

The eyelid lift

Also called blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, this procedure is one of the best options for rejuvenating both the upper and lower eyelids. It can do this by removing excess skin and removing fat that can be prone to sagging and deflating as the aging process occurs. It can also be an effective way to correct hooded eyes that are a result of genetics. The eyes are one of the first places to show aging and can sometimes appear disproportionately aged versus the rest of the face. Thus, eyelid surgery can be one of the best ways to rejuvenate the eyes and face for the long-term.

The brow lift

A brow lift focuses on the skin of the forehead and can smooth wrinkles by lifting sagging skin. If you’re experiencing hooded eyes, however, it’s important to consider the brow lift because a heavy forehead can cause loose skin to fall over the crease of the eye. Although Botox can be a great non-surgical option to smooth forehead wrinkles, it may not be able to open the eyes and lift heavy skin. A brow lift is most often combined with a facelift, which focuses primarily on the mid-face.

Which is best for me?

Although it’s nice to have an easy answer, everyone’s anatomy and aesthetic goals are different. For this reason, it’s best to consult with Dr. Erella about your best options. As a very general rule, however, eyelid surgery is often best for patients with hooded or sagging eyes but not showing signs of aging in the forehead or brow area, while a brow lift is best for patients experiencing both. A brow lift can be more invasive and extensive than eyelid surgery, however, so it’s best to explore your non-surgical options first if you’re not ready for an extensive surgical procedure. You may even benefit from a treatment plan of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, so you should be sure to discuss your options.

To begin your eye rejuvenation with Dr. Erella at Aspira Plastic Surgery, contact our Austin office by calling or filling out our online form.

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There are many facial rejuvenation techniques available today, so it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you. For the most dramatic, long-lasting results, a surgical technique can address your moderate to severe signs of aging! Here are your options at Aspira Plastic Surgery when it comes to surgical facial rejuvenation and the concerns they can address:

Facelift

A facelift can address signs of aging in the midface such as sagging, wrinkles and folds, and a loss of definition in the cheeks. The facelift involves incisions behind the ears and within the hairline to reposition the facial tissue. Patients can look many years younger with more defined cheekbones, smoothed out wrinkles, and reduced sagging.

Neck Lift

A neck lift is often performed along with a facelift for optimal rejuvenation, however, the procedure can also be performed alone. A neck lift addresses the jowls, lower face, and neck area to reduce sagging and soften the appearance of visible neckbands. This also results in a more defined jawline and can involve removing excess fat below the chin.

Browlift

A browlift addresses aging in the upper face around the eyebrows and forehead. A browlift will reduce sagging to create a more youthful, awake appearance with fewer wrinkles. Many patients choose to combine this procedure with nonsurgical solutions like Botox or fillers for optimal rejuvenation.

Eyelid Surgery

Sagging in the eyelids can cause you to look tired or older than you feel. For some, severe sagging can even interfere with their vision. With eyelid surgery, excess skin and tissue in the eyelids can be removed to create a more awake, but still natural, appearance.

To learn more about our surgical facial procedures and to determine which one is right for your concerns, contact our office! Dr. Erella can meet with you to begin customizing your treatment plan for facial rejuvenation.

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Facelifts have been performed for as long as modern plastic surgery has been around— fortunately, techniques have improved considerably since the early days. Most facelift results no longer have the telltale stretched or tight appearance, and facelifts can even be performed in conjunction with other procedures, like a blepharoplasty. This procedure corrects upper or lower eyelids that are sagging due to excess skin or the aging process. These two procedures can be combined to remove years from your facial profile in one procedure.

How does it work?

During your consultation, you and Dr. Erella will determine the best incisions for your personal anatomy and aesthetic goals. These procedures are performed at essentially the same time and use the same principles— the skin is lifted, and the underlying tissues are rearranged. This can be done to create new contours of the face and a more pleasing fold in the eyelid. It can also treat fatty bags underneath the eye that create visual weight and draw the face downward.

Who is a candidate?

Anyone looking for great results that go beyond just a facelift might consider having an eyelid procedure as well. The eyes can show some of the first signs of aging when the eyelids begin to droop due to stretched skin and excess fat. However, there’s no strict age requirement for having a facelift or eyelid procedure because everybody ages at different rates, so you should consider an anti-aging surgery when you feel like you need it. Since this is an invasive procedure, you’ll need to be able to undergo and successfully heal from it in order to get the results you want.

What are the results and recovery like?

Your recovery time will depend on how extensive your procedure is, but Dr. Erella will ensure you have explicit care steps to follow in order to heal properly and quickly. There will be downtime, however, as your incisions heal. The best results of a facelift create a younger version of your face, not a different one— and eyelid surgery can help this even further, as your eyes will look younger and less hooded. While these procedures can’t stop the aging process, they can halt progress by ten or fifteen years, meaning you won’t look your age in the best possible way, in the long term.

If you are interested in a facelift and eyelid surgery procedure, contact our office to discuss your options and schedule a consultation with Dr. Erella who serves Austin and the outlying areas.

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