The appearance of the eyes is affected both by heredity and the aging process. Gravity sure works against us here. Dr. Reath and Dr. Walker use eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, to correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags under the eyes. These are the features that make people look older and more tired than they feel, and sometimes even interfere with their vision.
You can choose to simply repair your upper eyelids only, lower eyelids only or all four lids at a time.
Many people who are concerned about excess skin in their upper eye area are surprised to find out that a browlift is indicated rather than eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty.) This is because the skin that is hooding the upper eyelid is raised as the brow is re-positioned during a brow lift.
Browlift and blepharoplasty are complementary procedures for eyelid area improvement. Deciding whether to have a browlift, blepharoplasty, or a combination of both is a very individual decision that involves your particular anatomy, your aesthetic sense, and the artistry of your surgeon.
If you have noticed that your eyeshadow is becoming harder to see or you have the sensation that your eyelid skin rests on your eyelashes, your excess skin is treated by an eyelid lift. Skin excess and hooding occurring in the crow’s feet area outside the outer corner of the eye (lateral canthus) is often better managed with a brow/forehead lift.
A good idea is to review pictures from decades ago and notice whether your brow has moved over the years. In some people the brow has slowly descended over time. If so, you are more likely to benefit from a browlift. On the other hand, you may have always had a lower brow. If that is the case, a browlift is might give you an outcome that appears unnatural to you.
To give you an idea of what kind of results can be achieved from brow lifts and/or eyelid surgery we have some pictures for you to compare. Below are pictures of our patients. Some have had one or both sets of eyelids done, some just a browlift, and others had a combination of both.
One thing that nearly everyone asks is how much these procedures cost, so we include our surgery prices right here on our website. Amazing, right? The cost of a facial rejuvenation surgery with Dr. Reath or Dr. Walker includes both surgical and anesthesia fees, our exclusive recovery kit, a medical-grade skin care procedure and all follow-up visits. If you are interested in having more than one facial procedure, you’ll save a little bit of money having them done at the same time. We’ll give you an exact quote for your surgical plan during your consultation with Dr. Reath or Dr. Walker.
|Eyelid Surgery Upper and Lower||$5,498||$5,316|
|Eyelid Surgery Upper or Lower||$4,081||$3,945|
Great news! We offer a discount for our patients who would like to pay with a wire transfer or check instead of using a credit card or financing.
David B. Reath, MD is renowned for his surgical skills and his commitment to public education. Practicing in Knoxville, Tennessee since 1986, his personal approach with patients is what truly sets him apart. He is proud to welcome Jessica V. Walker, MD to the practice.Request a Consultation
The operation can be done under local anesthesia with sedation, or under a general anesthetic on an outpatient basis. It is frequently combined with other facial procedures such as a facelift or forehead lift. Both a browlift and a facelift are done under general anesthesia. Once patients have recovered from the anesthetic, they go home in the care of their families.
Helping our patients manage a speedy recovery is one of our primary missions. The recovery period is usually 7 to 10 days. Expect to be able to read and watch TV after two or three days and have stitches removed less than a week after surgery. Once the stitches are removed, eye makeup can be used.
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