Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Chicago
Several factors such as aging, sun damage, smoking, stretching and obesity can cause the eyelids to droop and sag as the supporting tissues deteriorate. This area is often one of the first to deteriorate, as the skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face. Eyelids that droop or bulge can cause people to appear much older or fatigued than they actually are.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by tightening muscles and tissue or removing excess fat and skin. This procedure can be performed on men and women alike and offers a younger, more refreshed look that reflects across the whole face.
Blepharoplasty is now the most popular facial plastic surgery procedure after rhinoplasty. The popularity of this procedure reflects the importance of the eyes in perfecting overall appearance. In fact, two-thirds of adults consider the eyes to be the defining feature of the face. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, you may want to consider blepharoplasty to improve your look and boost your confidence through a safe procedure with minimal downtime.
The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia in as little as 45 minutes. Blepharoplasty can be combined with a facelift or BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet or dark circles under the eyes.
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Endoscopic Browlift Chicago
A browlift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and furrows in the forehead and produce a vibrant, younger-looking appearance that helps you look as good as you feel. This procedure is most commonly performed on patients between the ages of 40 and 70, but may also be performed on younger patients suffering from premature signs of aging.
Many patients choose to combine a browlift with a facelift, blepharoplasty or chemical peel for maximum results. Your doctor will take the time to develop a customized treatment plan for you based on your personal goals. When performed using endoscopic techniques, a browlift produces noticeable results through a minimally invasive procedure.
A browlift is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the overall health and preference of the patient. In an endoscopic browlift, several small incisions are made within the scalp, into which an endoscope and tiny surgical instruments are inserted. The skin in the forehead area is lifted, while excess fat, muscle and skin are removed to produce an improved, younger-looking appearance. Your doctor may use temporary screws or sutures to hold the skin and muscle in place during the healing process.
The incisions are then closed and the head is wrapped with a bandage. Any stitches or staples can be removed within a week, while screws are removed after two weeks. The entire procedure takes one to two hours to perform, with patients able to return home the same day.
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