Brow Lift | Eyelid Surgery

Brow Lift | Eyelid Surgery in Dallas & Plano

The upper third of the face—the eyes and forehead—display our emotions and feelings like no other part of the body.  Due to their exposure to the elements and the amount of small muscle movement in these areas, the eyes and forehead also reveal signs of aging more evidently than other parts of the face. This is why eyelid surgery and brow lift procedures are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. 

Brow lift and eyelid surgery can be life-changing procedures, which is why Dr. Abtahi takes an exceptionally personalized approach to each procedure. When patients choose Dr. Ali Abtahi as their brow lift or eyelid surgery surgeon, they receive now only an exceptionally well-trained, experienced, and qualified professional, but also a trusted guide along their facial rejuvenation journey.   To Dr. Abtahi, brow lifts, and eyelid surgeries are a way to help patients lead the best life they can. He recognizes his role as a surgeon and human being is to help patients obtain an optimum level of health, which includes looking and feeling better about themselves. 

Learn about brow lifts and eyelid surgery by reading on or scheduling a consultation with Dr. Abtahi today. We are located in Plano, TX, and proudly serve patients visiting from Highland Park, Fort Worth, Southlake, Aledo, Dallas, Keller, Frisco, Grapevine, Colleyville, Arlington, and other nearby areas.

What Is Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery?

Brow lift and eyelid surgery are two cosmetic procedures that focus on the upper third of the patient’s face, focusing on the appearance of the eyes and forehead.

Brow Lift

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of the forehead and brow area by smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. The surgery excises excess skin and tissue, then tightens the remaining skin to pull the brow upwards, creating a more youthful, refreshed appearance. There are several techniques that can be used to perform a brow lift, including the traditional method, which involves making an incision across the scalp; and the endoscopic method, which involves making several small incisions and using a small camera to guide the surgery. A patient’s individual circumstances and goals will determine the suitability of each method for them. 

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids, or both.  The procedure removes excess skin and tissue from the desired region, thus creating a more rested and youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery can also help to address issues such as puffiness, dark circles, and drooping eyelids.

How to Choose the Right Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery Surgeon

Accomplishing the desired results from a brow lift or eyelid surgery depends on aligning patient goals, but, essentially, on choosing the right surgeon. When looking for a brow lift or eyelid surgery surgeon, Dr. Abtahi suggests consulting with several different surgeons to make an informed choice. During this selection phase, patients should consider:

  • Experience: Look for a surgeon who has extensive experience performing brow lifts and eyelid surgeries and can share before-and-after photos of their work. This provides a deeper understanding of the surgeon’s skills and the kind of results to expect.
  • Read Reviews: Look for reviews and testimonials from previous patients who have had a brow lift or eyelid surgery with the surgeon under consideration. This provides insight into their experiences and the surgeon’s bedside manner.
  • Communication: Choose a surgeon who communicates well, listens, and provides clear explanations of the surgical process, potential risks, and expected outcomes.
  • Safety: Make sure that the surgeon is performing the procedure in an accredited surgical facility and that they take all necessary safety precautions.
  • Aftercare and Follow-up: Look for a surgeon who provides comprehensive aftercare and follow-up appointments to ensure that patients enjoy a smooth recovery and achieve the best possible results.
Dr. Ali R. Abtahi of Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery

Meet Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc

Dr. Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc is a highly skilled surgeon with extensive training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Comprehensive Aesthetic Surgery, and General Surgery. Through his artistic vision and sincere passion for plastic surgery of the utmost quality, Dr. Abtahi is dedicated to delivering an elite, personalized experience.

Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery Consultation

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abtahi to discuss goals and expectations for either procedure. During this consultation, Dr. Abtahi will discuss the patient’s goals, situation, aspirations, and desires to help identify the best course of action.

What Are the Basic Steps Involved in Dr. Abtahi’s Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgeries?

  • Anesthesia: Brow lift and eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so patients don’t feel anything during the procedure. 
  • Incisions: For a brow lift, Dr. Abtahi will make incisions in the scalp, either across the forehead or in the hairline, to minimize visible scarring. Eyelid surgery incisions are made along the creases of the eyelids or lash lines to similarly conceal any scars. 
  • Tissue Removal and Repositioning: Dr. Abtahi will remove excess skin and tissue and tighten the remaining skin and muscles to lift the brow and eyelids to create a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
  • Closure: Once the excess skin and tissue have been removed and the remaining skin and muscles have been tightened, Dr. Abtahi will close the incisions using sutures or skin adhesives.

What Patients Must Understand Before Deciding on Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery?

Understanding the entire process of both a brow lift and eyelid surgery will help patients get the best results and also the most enjoyable experience. Ensure these following points are considered:

  • Realistic Expectations: Patients should have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery. While brow lift and eyelid surgery can enhance the appearance of the eyes and forehead, they don’t completely change the patient’s face and these expectations must be managed.
  • Risks: Like any surgery, there are risks and potential complications associated with brow lift and eyelid surgery. Patients should understand these before committing to any procedure.
  • Recovery and Downtime: Brow lift and eyelid surgery involve a recovery period, during which patients will likely need time off work, rest at home, and should avoid strenuous activities and attend post-operative follow-up appointments. Patients should understand the required downtime and prepare accordingly.
  • Cost: Brow lift and eyelid surgery can be expensive, and patients should understand the cost and consider whether their insurance will cover any part of the procedure.
  • Techniques: Patients should understand the different techniques available for brow lift and eyelid surgery, including which option is best suited for their needs. For example, there are several techniques for brow lift surgery, including the traditional method and the endoscopic method, and for eyelid surgery, including incisions in the upper or lower eyelid.

Schedule a Dallas Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery Consultation

For patients considering a brow lift or eyelid surgery, Dr. Abtahi is here to help. Patients should contact Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation for brow lift and eyelid surgery with Dr. Ali Abtahi in his Plano office. 

A consultation involves a detailed discussion with Dr. Abtahi, who is one of the best brow lift and eyelid lift surgeons in Dallas. During this consultation, the patient will clearly determine their aesthetic goals and reasons for wanting brow lift or eyelid surgery, and together with Dr. Abtahi, they will formulate a plan to achieve their goals. 

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Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery in Dallas, TX FAQs

Eyelid surgery can help correct the hooding or heaviness of your upper eyelid. If you’re having a hard time putting on eye shadow because of the skin excess or skin laxity in your upper lid, upper blepharoplasty can help with that. 

Lower eyelid surgery can help to correct excess fat bags under the eye, loose crepey skin under the eye, and also help to smooth the transition between your lower lid and your cheek.

If you are having your eyelid surgery performed in our clinic procedure room, you can expect the following.

You’ll arrive at our office with a driver. Prior to surgical markings, you’ll be given a valium. After markings, you’ll be given another oral sedative called an MKO melt.

After being given the opportunity to use the restroom, you’ll be escorted to our procedure room. There, you’ll receive some Pro-nox (laughing gas) while the local anesthesia is injected. After this, we will play some music and start the procedure. Once your procedure is completed, we will put cool compresses over the eyes and Occumend pads on your cheeks to help with bruising and swelling. We will review pertinent information with your caregiver/driver, and you’ll be free to travel home.

Most patients feel comfortable returning to work or social obligations 7-10 days following their eyelid surgery. On average, about 50% of your swelling will be gone in one week. In two weeks, about 80% of your swelling will be gone.

After two months, about 90% of your swelling will be gone. Adjunctive procedures, like fat grafting or CO2 laser, may slightly prolong this timeline.

Done in isolation, many patients tolerate eyelid surgery with oral sedation, local anesthesia, and laughing gas in our clinic procedure room. If upper lid surgery is proposed in conjunction with a brow lift, patients will be given the option of having general anesthesia or in-office sedation, depending on their tolerance. If lower lid surgery is proposed in conjunction with fat grafting or fat repositioning, patients will be given the option of having general anesthesia or in-office sedation, depending on their tolerance. Certainly, if eyelid surgery is proposed with face or neck lifting procedures, general anesthesia is preferred for patient comfort.

An in-person exam is best to determine what specific procedures are recommended in your unique case.

During the exam, Dr. Abtahi can demonstrate in the mirror what a brow lift could accomplish, which will allow you to visualize how this impacts the appearance of the upper lids. In some cases, a brow lift alone may suffice. In others, a brow lift and upper eyelid surgery may be recommended simultaneously.

Most patients feel comfortable going to a restaurant or store or visiting friends around 7-10 days post-op depending on how much swelling and bruising remain.