Gradual descent of the brow is a normal part of the aging process. However, it is
usually so subtle as to not be a major component of surgical correction. Some of the
most unnatural results in facial rejuvenation surgery come from overly-pulled, over elevated eyebrows which can ruin an otherwise beautiful result.
Why does this happen? Most of the time, the brow and forehead area need only very subtle improvement; anything more creates overcorrection and a “frightened” expression. Many surgeons do not fully recognize this fact, and rely on older, much more aggressive procedures.
As a response to this need, several newer approaches have been developed which give very natural, nearly undetectable results.
Browpexy is the concept of lifting the central and outer portion of the eyebrow just enough to “open up” the eyelid- so it looks more rested and youthful. This is different from the traditional brow lift, which elevates the entire eyebrow, often the inner portion more than the rest. These more elegant and subtle techniques do not create scarring or numbness of the scalp, are associated with very little bruising and swelling, and have a short recovery period.
What Sets Dr. Koplin Apart?
Attention to detail, expertise in surgical technique, and pioneering work in the area of Natural Fat Transfer sets Dr. Koplin apart from other surgeons. For nearly 20 years, he has used a combination of these techniques to make eyes appear alert and refreshed.
The Browpexy Consult with Dr. Koplin
Dr. Koplin will personally meet with you to discuss your expectations and desired result. During this initial meeting, Dr. Koplin will assess your physical and emotional health, and discuss your specific cosmetic goals for surgery. Dr. Koplin recommends bringing a photo from 10-15 years ago to the initial consultation. Together, you can assess changes that have occurred over the years to your brow position. He’ll go over your options, recommend a course of treatment, and explain likely outcomes of Browpexy surgery. He’ll also discuss any issues that could make surgery more complicated, such as glaucoma or decreased tear production (dry eyes).
Where is the Browpexy Surgery Performed?
Your custom procedure will be performed in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility associated with our medical office. We are fully accredited by Medicare and AAAASF, and are held to the same standards as an operating room in a private or university hospital.
Your Browpexy Surgery Procedure and Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the browpexy procedure. Choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia: Dr. Koplin will recommend the best anesthesia for you. Your anesthesia provider has a wealth of experience in facial procedures, safety, and care. Your safety and comfort are always paramount.
Fully Staffed Recovery Room
You will spend one to two hours in a fully-monitored and state-of-the art recovery room at the surgery center. Your registered nurse will be at your side every moment to attend to your safety and comfort.
Browpexy Surgery Recovery and Convalescence
You have several options for recovery: you may choose to have professional care, to stay in a recovery center, or recover at home. If you wish to recover at home, you must have someone stay with you the first night. We’ll send you home with specific instructions regarding how to care for your eyes, as well as information about medications that can aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health, and when to follow-up with Dr. Koplin.
What to Expect After Browpexy Surgery:
The First Week:
You should rest quietly with your head elevated for the first few days after surgery. We may recommend cold compresses for your eyelids.You may have some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Some patients find that mild swelling persists for several weeks, while others may see swelling resolve in as little as one week.
Your vision may be slightly blurry for a few days. Your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light, and you may experience excess tearing or dryness. We can recommend eye drops to help relieve any burning or itching. You may want to use a comfortable pair of darkly tinted sunglasses, which can also hide any post-operative bruising or swelling. Within 48 hours of surgery, you’ll be able to read, write and return to light activity. Do not take aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medications. Avoid straining, bending over, and lifting.
The Second Week and Beyond:
Bruising typically disappears within seven to ten days. You may still have some swelling. In seven to ten days, you should be able to resume most of your normal activities.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR CONSULTATION
If you’d like to find out more about browpexy and if it’s right for you, please schedule your consultation today.
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