Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery is not covered by insurance.  It is a surgical procedure that is not medically necessary and is performed solely to improve your appearance.

Cosmetic Blepharoplasty Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.  Surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower lids, or both. Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid

  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids

  • Bags under the eyes

  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris

  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Browlift A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift is when tiny incisions are made on your scalp to lift sagging skin. They can be made just above your eyebrow or beside your temples and in the scalp where your hair will hide the minimal scars.  Then the skin is lifted to eliminate sagging, remove wrinkles, or change the shape of your brows.

  • Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes

  • Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows

  • Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids

  • Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position

Mid-face lift This lift addresses one of the earliest signs of aging – sagging of the cheeks and the surrounding area. In a Midface Lift, the surgeon tightens just the excess skin in the midface. This is in contrast to a full face lift, where the skin is lifted toward the ear. The small incisions for a Midface Lift are usually made in your hairline, inside your mouth, or in the crease below the eyelashes of your lower eyelid. As a result, any minor scarring that occurs after surgery is generally completely hidden.

Endoscopic Browlift This specific type of browlift utilizes an endoscope, which is a lighted optic instrument that is inserted into the hairline in a minimally invasive way, allowing the doctor to see the tissues under the skin of your forehead. As a result, only three to five small incisions need to be made behind the hairline where your hair will hide them.  The surgeon can then elevate the skin at the hairline to lift your brows and create a very natural look without damaging any of the important muscles, vessels, or nerves. This ensures that you will have full range of motion of your forehead and will not lose important sensation as a result of your surgery.

Revisional Eyelid Surgery This usually means revisional blepharoplasty. It refers to a secondary blepharoplasty procedure done to correct problems from an initial eyelid surgery. Some people feel that with their first surgery not enough was done to correct their droopy upper eyelids or undereye bags. In that case, they may wish to have another surgery to reduce the drooping and bags even more. See above Blepharoplasty.