Eyelid & Eyebrow Surgery

Correct angry, tired, or sad expressions that do not reflect how you actually feel.

The effects of aging are inevitable and the brow and forehead frequently are first to show the signs.

Sun, wind, and the pull of gravity affect the upper face, resulting in loss of the skin’s normal elasticity. The result is frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and heaviness of your eyebrows and upper eyelids.

With new advances in medical technology, different methods are now used to perform a browlift procedure. One advanced technique is known as “endoscopic” browlifting which offers patients tiny incisions with less bruising, minimal discomfort, and a more rapid recovery and return to normal activities.

As opposed to other methods of brow lifting, an endoscopic browlift requires only several small incisions be placed behind the hair line, each less than an inch in length. An endoscope, which is a pencillike camera device connected to a television monitor, is inserted through one of the incisions, allowing the surgeon to have a clear view of the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. The tissues are then elevated and fixated into appropriate position to produce a rejuvenated, invigorated appearance.

Although a browlift does not stop the clock, it can minimize the appearance of aging for years.

Eyelid or Browlift surgery may not be covered by your insurance provider.

Johnson City Eye Clinic has partnered with CareCredit to help you with elective procedure costs. Take advantage of no interest financing, no up-front costs, no pre-payment penalties and no annual fees. CareCredit is the card designed specifically for health and medical related expenses.

Endoscopic Browlift Helps…

  • Droopy or flattened brow position
  • Tired, sad, or angry look
  • Loose skin between brows
  • Loose skin overhanging the upper eyelids
  • Expression lines and wrinkles

An eyelid lift, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a minor surgical procedure which is performed to rejuvenate your appearance and improve your vision. When you interact with another individual, that person spends the majority of the time directly focused on your eyes. For this reason, reversing the signs of aging around your eyes can dramatically improve your appearance. We utilize the most modern and least invasive techniques to address the entire array of aging changes around the eyes.

Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes, features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. However, this surgery will not lift sagging eyebrows. It is possible to perform a Blepharoplasty in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift.

Blepharoplasty usually takes 1-2 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery, and most people are back to their regular routine in a few days. Typically, there are sutures which stay in place for one week. Thereafter, healing continues as a gradual process over the coming weeks and the positive results of your eyelid surgery; a more alert, youthful look will last for years!

What is a Blepharoplasty?

A Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a surgery performed on either the upper or the lower eyelids designed to remove excess skin and fat. It is one of the most common surgeries performed by cosmetic surgeons.

In the upper eyelid, a Blepharoplasty is designed primarily to improve the aged, tired appearance caused by the redundant fold of skin that decends over the eyelid with age.

In the lower eyelid a Blepharoplasty tightens the skin and muscle and removes the excess fat or “bag.”