Dr. Jeffrey White, M.D. & Dr. Anthony Leonard, M.D., Ph.D
Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists
Carolina Eye Associates Aesthetics offers a number of facial cosmetic procedures, including eyelid and brow lifts. The service also offers expert management of a variety of conditions affecting the orbit, such as Graves eye disease, inflammation, fractures, and vascular malformations.
Eyelid & Brow Lifts
An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, removes puffiness and bags under the eyes and corrects droopy eyelids. This procedure can help to improve range of vision and help patients to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Eyelid lifts work by removing excess fat, muscle, and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. The oculoplastic specialists at Carolina Eye Associates can help you to determine whether additional use of injectables like dermal fillers, or a forehead lift procedure could help further enhance results.
Whether your eyelid lift is for cosmetic or functional reasons, choosing a qualified eye surgeon is of utmost importance. At Carolina Eye, our ophthalmic plastic surgeons specialize in surgery and reconstruction of the eyelids, eye orbit, and tear duct system. Ophthalmic plastic surgeons are the most qualified doctors to perform surgery around the eyes.
In addition to Plastic Eye and Facial Surgery, we are proud to offer injectables and dermal fillers as well as skincare products under our Cosmetic Services.
Before & After Blepharoplasty – Lower Eyelid Surgery
Before & After Ptosis – Upper Eyelid Surgery
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While both surgeries can be considered cosmetic procedures, they provide vastly different results. An eyelid surgery strictly focuses on eyelids, whereas a brow lift focuses on your eyebrows and, subsequently, your forehead as well. Though usually considered “cosmetic” surgery, Eyelid surgery can be seen as “functional” surgery when the eyelids droop into or obscure the line of vision. However, brow lifts are a “cosmetic” procedure and cannot be “functional.”
Eyebrow lift side effects
As with any surgical procedure, brow lifts carry some risks. Most people who undergo brow lifts walk away with no side effects, but some may have complications following surgery. Some of these side effects may include nausea from anesthesia, hair loss around the incision site, temporary numbness, and blood pooling under the skin. Severe problems may consist of excessively high eyebrows or having difficulty closing your eyelids. While rare, these issues will require additional surgery to correct. Before undergoing a brow lift, these risks should be discussed with a professional.