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Why Should I consider Eyelid Surgery?

Many people who choose eyelid surgery want a subtle, smoothing effect around their eyes. The rejuvenating effect of eyelid surgery is long lasting, and can give your eyes a more youthful, well rested and alert appearance. When considering eyelid surgery, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you appear tired?
  • Is the skin of your upper eyelids overhanging the normal lid crease and nearing the eyelashes?
  • Are there bulges and bags surrounding your eyes?
  • Is your peripheral vision shadowed by droopy eyelids?
  • Do your eyes appear smaller than they did in the past?

Is Eyelid Surgery Right For You?

Our approach to cosmetic surgery comes with the understanding that your general well-being is closely linked to the way you feel about your appearance. Her philosophy - along with her surgical technique - helps patients seeking eyelid surgery to achieve the physical health and emotional happiness they want. You may be a candidate for eyelid surgery in Clearwater, Largo and St. Petersburg if:

  • Your peripheral vision is obscured by excess skin and fat in the upper or lower eyelids
  • Droopy lower eyelids expose the whites of your eyes
  • You have realistic expectations concerning the outcome of your procedure
  • You are aware of the surgical risks and do not possess any medical or ophthalmic conditions that may elevate the risks involved in the surgery

For a more complete facial rejuvenation, The Aesthetic Institute of West Florida can combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift. Sometimes, a brow lift alone accomplishes the improvements you are looking for by raising sagging eyebrows. Our doctors will help make this decision easier by providing you with a detailed physical examination and then discussing your facial sculpting options with you.

How Long Will My Eyelid Surgery Results Last?

Most patients enjoy the youthful, refreshed look from eyelid surgery for several years. Keep in mind that any cosmetic surgery procedure will not stop the aging process. Also, you can retain your improvements longer by continuing your healthy diet and lifestyle, not smoking, and avoiding sun exposure without proper protection and sunscreen.

Is Eyelid Surgery Painful?

Although eyelid surgery is associated with a short recovery period and minimal discomfort, most patients experience some swelling and bruising for at least a few days after the procedure. Following post-operative instructions by our doctors will prove very beneficial in reducing the extent of the swelling and bruising.


Recovery from eyelid surgery is minimal; in fact you'll likely return to your job and daily activities in less than 10 days. This recovery period will vary, however, if you combine eyelid surgery with other facial sculpting procedures like a brow lift procedure. Bruising around the eyes should fade after about 2 weeks to a month, and in the interim many patients find that they can adequately conceal any discoloration with light makeup. You should avoid vigorous exercise for about 3 weeks after surgery.



Scaring from a browlift may be on top of the head or in front of the hairline, depending on the technique chosen.

Brow Lift Technique Options

Brow lift may be performed in several ways. There are three commonly used techniques The options are coronal lift, endoscopic lift, and subcutaneous lift.

A coronal forehead lift involves an incision across the top of the head, from ear to ear. Through this incision, our doctorscan alter the muscles (frontalis, procerus, and corrugators) that cause horizontal forehead wrinkles and scowling. After doing this, our surgeon will actually remove about a 1-2 cm strip of your scalp and sew the remaining scalp together.

Although this may sound gruesome, it is the oldest and most reliable technique in brow lift surgery. The main disadvantage is that you will be numb on the top of your head for about six months, after which time the sensation usually returns. This technique also raises your hairline, which can be a problem for those with a high forehead who also wear their hair back. The advantages of this technique are that it is lasting (it will not have to be repeated as you age, with very rare exceptions). Also the scars are concealed behind the hairline and are not seen after they heal (unless you are a man with a receding hairline, in which case you should not have this kind of brow lift).

Endoscopic forehead lift involves four to six short (one inch) incisions behind your hairline. Through these small incisions, our doctors inserts and endoscope which has a tiny camera on the end. This allows her to see under your skin without making a long incision across the top of your head. Through this technique, our surgeon will be able to do most of the things that can be accomplished through a coronal lift with a few notable exceptions. Our surgeon will be able to weaken the scowl-causing muscles but will not be able to directly alter the muscle that causes horizontal wrinkles. Also, our surgeon can lift your forehead, but does not remove the excess scalp. She merely shifts it upward and backward on your skull. To secure your scalp into its new position, our surgeon may drill small hole into your skull and place tiny screws (which later are removed or which are absorbed by your body). Even with these screws, because excess scalp is not removed, there exists greater potential for your forehead and brows to droop 
after an endoscopic lift. (Relapse is most common in those with very droopy brows and very deep creases.) Because endo lifts have only been performed since 1995, no one knows exactly how long the results last. Finally, endo lifts, like coronal lifts, raise your hairline, but (unlike coronal lifts) they do not cause temporary numbness on top of your head.

Subcutaneous forehead lifts are the least commonly performed of all brow lifts. In this technique, our surgeon makes an incision across the top of the forehead, where your hairline begins. The same muscle alterations performed through a coronal lift are possible through this operation, as well.  Excess skin is removed. Because the incision is in front of the hairline, your hairline will not be moved higher (unlike the other two techniques). Consequently, you will not have numbness on top of your scalp. The major disadvantage of this technique is that it leaves a scar across the top of your forehead, which can be highly visible. To conceal your scar, you will need to wear your hair forward. If you are wearing your hair forward, then it doesn’t matter as much how high your hairline is because your hairline will not be visible. Hence, you could have had a coronal lift or endo lift in the first place.

During and After your Brow Lift

Anesthesia: sedation or general.
Location of operation: Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center in our main Largo Office.
Length of surgery: 30-90 minutes.
Length of stay: Outpatient (home same day).
Discomfort: Mild; anticipate 0-4 days of prescription pain medication.
Swelling and bruising: Improve in 10-14 days. You can reduce swelling through constant head elevation and frequent application of ice. You may develop black eyes temporarily.
Bandages: Removed in 1-3 days.
Stitches: Removed in 7-10 days.
Contact lenses: May be worn in one week.
Make-up: May be worn in 3-5 days.
Presentable in public: 7-14 days, with the help of make-up.
Work: You may feel capable of returning within 3 days, but your appearance will be the limiting factor.
Exercise: May be resumed in 2 weeks.
Final result: Seen in 2-4 weeks.

Other indications to ask our surgeon about regarding possible complications include:

  • Forehead paralysis
  • Brow asymmetry
  • Permanent loss of hair
  • Numbness of the forehead
  • Early relapse
  • The surprised look
  • High hairline