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Exceptional Eye Lift Surgery and Brow Lift Services in Austin

Facial Focus Cosmetic Surgery—a leading facial plastic surgery clinic in Austin – specializes in eye lift surgery (blepharoplasty) and brow lift services to help you achieve your desired eye and brow aesthetic features. We have helped countless patients throughout Texas discover a new level of confidence by addressing sagging upper eyelid skin and lower eyelid wrinkles that naturally occur over time. Our professional brow lift and blepharoplasty procedures will gracefully restore a youthful appearance and boost self-confidence. Renowned facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eric S. Rosenberger MD, and his highly skilled team are committed to providing the highest level of care to every patient. Whether you suffer from droopy eyebrows that may impair vision or stubborn forehead creases, we offer the right solution for you.

Our Surgical and Non-Surgical Solutions for Eyes and Brows:

  • Endoscopic, Hairline, and Direct Brow Lift
  • Forehead Reduction
  • Upper Blepharoplasty 
  • Lower Blepharoplasty 
  • Periorbital Fat Transfer 
  • Periorbital Dermal Filler 
  • Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin
  • Upper and Lower Eyelid Reconstruction

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Facial Focus Cosmetic Surgery. Better yet, come visit our Austin Facial Plastic Surgery clinic in person. We are here and happy to help!

Texas’ Most Trusted Facial Plastic Surgeon for Blepharoplasty

Eyes communicate a lot about a person and are one of the first features people notice when meeting someone. That’s why every year, thousands of men and women choose to have cosmetic surgery performed to reduce signs of aging around the eyes. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid or eye-lift surgery, enhances the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by removing excess skin.
Droopy eyelids may impair your superior visual field and may cause you to constantly raise your brows to improve your vision. Severe cases of dermatochalasia are treated with blepharoplasty and are often covered by medical insurance. While this surgery cannot erase the aging process around the eyes, blepharoplasty will restore a more youthful look to your eyes.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Puffy bags under your eyes make you look worn out, greatly contributing to an aging appearance. While special creams and serums help reduce the look of puffy, tired eyes, a lower eyelid procedure is the best remedy to alleviate persistent under-eye bags. By making a small incision below the lower lashes or inside the lower eyelid, the excess fat, skin, and water that have accumulated under the eyes through the years is carefully removed and the skin is tightened. The goal of lower eyelid blepharoplasty is to restore the smoothness, tone, and tautness of your eyes—giving them a youthful, healthy appearance.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper Blepharoplasty is commonly referred to as an eyelid or eye-lift surgery. This surgery is performed to remove the extra skin, fat, and loose muscle that weighs down the upper eyelids—causing them to droop. While some of the fat will be redistributed to allow the eyelids to retain their natural look, the majority of the excess fat and skin is removed. The remaining skin is then tightened to give the eyes a more alert appearance. Very fine sutures are used to minimize incision visibility.

The Blepharoplasty Recovery Process and Risks

Recovery from eyelid surgery is complete within 7–10 days with bruising lasting the longest amount of time. A small amount of lumpiness is usual at the corners of the eyes. Dry eye is common and is treated with eyedrops during the day and ointment at night. Milia (tiny white bumps) are common around the incision site, but this improves over several weeks and occur due to pore obstruction. Sunglasses allow you to go out in public immediately after surgery, and make-up can be worn within 5 days. Normal activity and exercise can resume 3 weeks after surgery.

Complications are rare and generally minimal. As with any type of surgery, there is a small risk of infection and post-surgical bleeding. Some patients have reported post-surgery blurred or double vision, but these issues typically disappear after a few days and are related to swelling. Minor swelling around the corners of the eyelids is temporary and a typical part of the healing process. Over-tightening of the skin can lead to dry eye and potentially corneal scarring; however, Dr. Rosenberger performs conservative surgery to minimize the occurrence of this complication.

Reasons to Have Eyelid Surgery

As our bodies age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in loss of volume, turgor, and inevitable sagging. The eyes are particularly vulnerable to signs of aging because the skin here is the thinnest in the body. Trimming this "extra" skin from your upper and lower eyelids not only restores your eyes' youthful appearance, but also keeps your vision from being obstructed. If you are self-conscious due to sagging, wrinkled skin around the eyes, you are an excellent candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Our Procedures Address the Following Concerns:

  • Extra skin concealing the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Impaired vision from sagging skin hanging from the upper eyelids
  • Puffy upper eyelids
  • Bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Fine wrinkles under the lower eyelids
  • Drooping lower eyelids that show the white below the iris

Will My Health Insurance Plan Cover Surgery?

Most health insurance plans do not cover the cost of this type of cosmetic surgery or any complications arising from the surgery. However, most health insurance policies cover surgery to correct ptosis (drooping of the upper or lower eyelid) and severe dermatochalasis. In these instances, the eyelids obstruct your vision, which is a serious medical condition.

Female Ideal Brow Position

Female Ideal Brow Position
  • Brow head and tail on same plane
  • Arch of brow positioned between lateral limbus and lateral canthus
  • Arch positioned 10mm above the orbital rim

Male Ideal Brow Position

Male Ideal Brow Position
  • Minimal arch or flat brow
  • Brow positioned at the bony orbital rim

Address the Brow and Upper Eyelid

Address the Brow and Upper Eyelid
  • Brow position should be assessed and optimized prior to eyelid surgery to minimize over-resection of upper eyelid skin
  • Over-resection of upper eyelid skin can worsen brow ptosis by pulling the brow inferiorly