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Upper Eyelid Lift Without Surgery
What is the cost of forehead lift with or without upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelids) surgery ?
Not exactly: Ptosis of the eyelid is corrected, in most cases, by advancing the levator muscle, which raises the eyelid. It is done through the same type of incision as a blepharoplasty and the two procedures are often combined in older people. In some cases, ptosis is corrected by an incision on the inside of the eyelid, which would not be combined with blepharoplasty. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Not usually: If the lids droop over the eyes themselves, this is ptosis, which would require surgery. If there is skin laxity on the eyelids, surgery is the most effective treatment. Some lasers can provide some tightening to the skin, but this may not be sufficient to create a substantial improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends...: On how much it bothers you. It is important to be properly informed of the risks & benefits by your surgeon, so you can make an informed decision. Things to consider: how much does the obstructed vision affect your daily activities (reading, driving, etc.)? Do you maintain a chin up posture to see? Eye fatigue? These can be improved with surgery but there is a risk of dryness, asymmetry &revision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-4 hours: Most experienced facial plastic surgeons will perform these two procedures between 3-4 hours but the exact time will depend upon exactly how severe your face and eye changes are. Seek several consultations to ensure that you find the best surgeon for you. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers
Improvement: Lifestyle lift indicates a mini facelift. They are best for patients with early aging. A standard facelift is better for people with moderate to severe aging. You should expect significant improvement in wrinkles and loose skin of the face, jowls, and neck. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes: There are a variety of surgeries that can fix a droopy lid which is referred to as ptosis. The best procedure to repair the ptosis depends on what causes the problem. Usually the causes are due to excessive skin or abnormal muscle function or muscle slippage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a certified : Oculoplastics Surgeon consulted before having this repair done. Also it's always wise to have second opinions, so that you will get the best cosmetic and functional repair needed that you want. There's no rush on having this done, but it is something that should be taken care of. ...Read more
Franchise concept: This is an attempt to bring the facelift to the masses by reducing cost. Unfortunately unlike many other franchise concepts such as mcdonalds, I am not aware of lifestyle lift providing a consistent uniform product which can be reproduced. Essentially they hire surgeons and pay the reduced fees but provide high volume to compensate their surgeons, . ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Botox for ptosis: I do not recommend using Botox in this case, as it will relax the muscles that are keeping your lids open, which will result in worse ptosis. I would instead suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for possible eyelid surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can an upper eyelid surgical approach (to avoid visible scars on forhead) be used to decrease a horizontal forehead deep crease?
Eye lift: Most people will develop excess skin of the upper eyelids at some point in time. genetics plays a big role in when it develops. I see people of Irish/English ancestry often come in in their early twenties, others may not acquire it until much later in life. Excess eyelid tissue is removed with a relatively simple office procedure called a blepharoplasty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pricing varies quite a bit from region to region and surgeon to surgeon. Best to have consultations with board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your specific options and pricing. Great place to start looking: https://find.plasticsurgery.org/
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Yes. : Frontalis sling is usually indicated to correct ptosis (drooping eyelid) in patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Because the levator palpebral muscle (the main muscle that lifts your upper eyelid) is effected in opmd, procedures to tighten that muscle is usually ineffective, unless you have minimal ptosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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