Is there any potential danger to my vision with this type of procedure?
Any surgery in and around the eyes can potentially jeopardize vision. It is extremely unusual for any permanent change. On occasion, however, the swelling in this area can cause temporary changes in refraction. For this reason, it is recommended to delay having any prescription measurements made immediately after eyelid surgery. In addition, some of the ointment around the eye can cause some blurriness to your vision.
What are the possible complications?
Small changes in your eyelid shape can occur after the redundant skin and fat are removed. The lower eyelids, in particular, are subject to retraction inferiorly and can cause some rounding of the eyelid margin. Small changes of the lash line can also occur if the lid margin is rolled outward. Some people heal with scars that are more prominent and red. One can expect these to resolve with time.
Will this surgery remove all the wrinkles around my eyes and forehead?
A browlift can have a dramatic effect on the entire upper eyelid and temple areas. Lifting the eyebrow will also reduce the amount of excess skin to the upper eyelids in a natural fashion. Some wrinkles, especially those between the eyebrows and the corners of the eyes, may persist. Browlift surgery is not designed to have a direct impact to the lower eyelids or mid facial areas.
What are possible complications?
Bleeding and numbness are possible complications from this surgery. Sensory nerves to the forehead run vertically from above the eyes and these can be stretched and temporarily injured. A separate nerve is responsible for animation to the forehead and can also be compromised. Temporary numbness across the upper forehead or behind the hair is not uncommon. Permanent injury is extremely rare.
How long will it last?
Like facelift surgery, a browlift can create lasting effects, however, the forehead skin is still subject to the forces of gravity and gradual dropping can occur over the next ten years.
Will it leave me with a startled or unnatural appearance?
It is imperative that the final appearance is completely natural and not “operated on.” The brows are lifted to a specific height with respect to the upper eye bone, and no more. Maintaining the natural look may necessitate leaving a few wrinkles around the eyes but it remains a premium.