Brow and Eyelid (Blepharoplasty) Surgery
Our eyes often speak for us without saying a word. Heavy eyebrows or saggy eyelids can tell others that you are tired, angry, or sad despite feeling otherwise. Many men and women suffer from brow and upper eyelid changes that can be due to aging, sun exposure, heredity, or a combination of these factors. The same is true for wrinkles, puffiness, and fat bulging of the lower eyelids. Many women and men in the DFW Metroplex visit Dr. Steele for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and brow lifts to improve the appearance of the eyes and forehead.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Combined Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift
Are the scars visible?
Is there eye irritation after surgery?
What about crow's feet?
What about my vision?
Can I just use Botox® instead of surgery?
Brow lift, Facelift, or both?
Will insurance cover my eyelid surgery?
What about my contacts?
What can I do to prolong my results?
Good sun protection is especially important for optimal scar healing. Prolonged sun exposure increases and prolongs scar redness. Regular sunscreen use will also help maintain healthy skin, decrease the presence of fine lines, and decrease your risk of skin cancer.
A good skin care regimen including gentle cleansing, moisturizing, sun screen, and retinoid use is very helpful for maintaining a healthy skin appearance while minimizing fine lines. Topical antioxidants and a healthy diet are also very helpful.
Smoking has a significant impact on wound healing and accelerates facial aging. Nicotine causes restricted blood flow which results in wound infections, open wounds, and bad scars. It also causes premature aging and a sallow, discolored appearance. Best to quit smoking one month before and after surgery, and even better for your health to discontinue entirely. This applies to all nicotine products including chewing tobacco, vape cigarettes with nicotine, and nicotine patches/gums.
Dr. Steele will recommend topical scar therapy postoperatively for optimal scar healing.