What is Eye Rejuvenation?
Eye rejuvenation is a combination of both surgical and non-surgical procedures used to correct common aging symptoms such as sagging upper eye lids, bags under the eyes, dark circles, wrinkles (crow's feet), and other unwanted affects of aging. Surgical procedures include eyelid surgery (upper and lower blepharoplasty) and brow lift surgery. Non-surgical solutions typically use injectables, such as Botox, Juvederm, and other fillers and neurotoxins.
What to Expect
Here at Head & Neck Specialties, we want you to be educated on the right procedure for you. During our initial consultation, we will discuss your goals for your appearance. If we determine that eye rejuvenation is one of those goals, we will match you with the right procedures to accomplish your goals. Below we have included some basic information on each of the eye rejuvenation procedures:
Eyelid Surgery (Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty)
The most common surgical procedure for eye rejuvenation is the blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), which is used to remove excess tissue on the upper and lower eyelid, which corrects sagging upper eyelids and bagging lower eyelids. Each procedure starts with marking the correct contour of the eye. Anesthesia is then administered to make you comfortable during the procedure. Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia can be used and the doctor will discuss the best option with you. An incision is then made along the contour line. The plastic surgeon then reshapes the volume and removes any excess skin and tissue. The incision is closed up and the recovery process begins.
This procedure removes excess skin in the forehead that causes your eyebrows to sag. You can find more info on this procedure on our facial rejuvenation page.
Injectables (Botox, Juvederm, etc.)
Injectables are a non-surgical solution for eye rejuvenation. Botox is a neurotoxin that helps reduce wrinkles around the eye, such as crow's feet. Juvederm is a filler, which can be used to treat dark circles around the eye and reshape sunken eyes. More info on these procedures can be found on our injectables page.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When should I consider facial rejuvenation?
A consultation with one of our physicians can help you make the right decision as to whether facial rejuvenation is right for you, but there are some factors to consider: Do you want to reverse some aging on your facial features? Do you have excess skin or fat which creates sagging around your eyes, cheek, or neck?
What recovery time should I expect?
Recovery time varies by procedure and may be increased if you have multiple procedures done either at the same time or over time. The initial recovery times are typically fairly short with a typical surgical procedure recovery time of about two weeks. However, full recovery times can vary by patient.
How long does facial rejuvenation last?
Facial rejuvenation surgical procedures, such as a neck lift or a face lift, can last for a long time. You can lengthen your results by following physician prescribed non-surgical procedures, such as injectables. You should always follow-up with your surgeon when there are any noticeable changes.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary by procedure and can vary a great deal when you comparison shop. We will discuss all financial costs and options with you when we discuss a treatment plan. The best word of advice when choosing a plastic surgeon is choose a surgeon based on experience and results, not on cost.