It’s not uncommon to feel that you don’t look as good as you used to, but knowing what to do about it isn’t always easy. Many of my patients tell me that they simply look tired, even though they’re not really behind on their sleep. I tell these patients that there are several facial cosmetic surgery procedures in Toronto that can help women and men look refreshed, vibrant, and even years younger.
When it comes to addressing the eye area there are several options, including:
- Eyelid surgery: Because the eye area is often the first to show signs of aging, eyelid lifts can help you look revitalized and alert. Upper eyelid surgery involves incisions along the natural eyelid crease to remove excess skin. For some patients, this skin sags to the point where it obstructs their vision. If this is the case, the procedure might be considered medically necessary and therefore covered by insurance. Lower eyelid surgery can reduce the puffy bags that can make you look worn out.
- Browlift: A heavy brow line and sagging forehead can make you look older, tired, and even angry. Some people have naturally heavy brows while others develop them over the years. A browlift raises heavy brows and tightens a sagging forehead. It can be performed endoscopically through a few tiny incisions. Many patients think they need eyelid surgery when a brow lift may suit them better.
- Combination browlift/eyelid surgery: Sometimes a combination of the 2 procedures is the most effective way to achieve the alert, refreshed appearance patients are looking for.
If you want to improve the appearance of your eye area but are not ready for surgery, consider BOTOX® Cosmetic. These simple injections can relax lines on the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes. You can also have these treatments after facial surgery to extend the life of your improvements.
Because there are so many options, the wisest course of action is to enlist the guidance of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. They have a specialized understanding of the underlying anatomy of the face and are ideally qualified to recommend treatments for the eye area. Their judgment and experience will be invaluable in suggesting the approach that will help you look renewed and alert, yet natural.