Eye and Brow Lift

The eyes and eyebrows define our entire facial profile. Preserve their youth and beauty for a more vibrant and refreshed appearance.

The eyes are integral to our facial definition. The expressive nature of the eyes contributes to our entire facial image and reflects our age, emotion and energy. For those seeking to maintain a youthful and vibrant appearance, preserving the shape of eyes and maintaining the quality of the surrounding skin is crucial. As time goes on, the eyes are affected by various factors: genetics, skin type, sun damage and most commonly, the ageing process. Muscle layers beneath the eyelid skin weaken, fat deposits shift, and collagen begins to break down. This may cause the eyelid to sag, droop and become heavy or puffy, leading to a fatigued and prematurely aged look. Shape Clinic’s eyelid surgery and brow lift are options available to help rejuvenate your eye area for a youthful glow.

These treatments draw on Dr Liew’s advanced surgical techniques and expert artistry to restore balance and vitality to the eyelids while smoothing out the surrounding skin for a clearer, more vibrant complexion. Shape Clinic’s dedicated, friendly and highly experienced staff will take the time to consider your needs, concerns and expectations before creating a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to you, your skin type and aesthetic goals. Through exceptional service and meticulous cosmetic enhancement techniques, Shape Clinic aims to correct lax or prematurely aged skin to enhance your confidence and enrich your quality of life.

What is an Eye Lift?

An eye lift is a surgical procedure that helps to correct loose, sagging or puffy eyelid skin, as well as hollow creases and dark circles under the eyes. Rather than merely removing fat and excess skin, Dr Liew approaches the eye more conservatively by focusing on the preservation and redistribution of fat. While this varies slightly for each patient, the procedure generally involves restoring volume to the upper eye crease to create a crisp, sharper upper lid. This is usually followed by re-contouring the youthful curve of the lower eyelid and smoothing out any bags or fat bulges to produce a seamless transition to the cheek area.

In line with Dr Liew’s holistic approach to beauty, this treatment will also address the skin around the eye. This approach may involve manipulation of the lower eyelid muscle as well as the tightening and elevation of the eyelid corner. Tending to the eye as a whole is critical to producing a naturally convincing and thorough beauty result. By removing excess tissue, shifting and smoothening skin and reducing puffiness, this procedure helps to correct the effects of ageing and revitalise the eyes for a refreshed, well-rested appearance.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that addresses a sagging or deeply furrowed brow. This treatment serves to soften creases that develop across the forehead and on the bridge of the nose while elevating the eyebrows to appear less fatigued and subtly more alert. Sagging or excess skin may be removed, and underlying muscles and tissue may be repositioned to eliminate deep furrows and restore a smoother, more youthful contour to the face. This procedure is often combined with eyelid surgery for a full rejuvenation of the eye and forehead area, and an overall improved facial aesthetic.

An eye and brow lift aim to:

  • Correct age-affected eyes and surrounding skin.
  • Treat sagging skin that has created folds and impaired the natural contour of the eyelid.
  • Treat dark circles or bags under the eyes to create a less fatigued appearance.
  • Restore vitality and a naturally convincing balance to the eyes.
  • Soften creases that appear around the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose.
  • Give the face a well-rested, smoother and more alert appearance.
  • Enhance confidence, reduce stress and discomfort, and enrich your quality of life.

The Procedure

In preparation for your procedure, Dr Liew will design a treatment plan based on your skin type, the existing quantity and quality of tissue, and your ideal aesthetic goals. He will discuss your motivations for treatment and explain the measures he will take to address your concerns and correct damaged skin. Dr Liew will work with you to determine whether the eyelid surgery will be more effective if combined with a brow lift. Both surgeries are highly individualised, so the procedure will be approached slightly differently for each patient. Both treatments can be performed under general or local anaesthesia, which will also be determined in your consultation.

Eyelid Surgery

Depending on the extent of surgery required, an eyelid lift may take up to two hours. Treatment of the upper eyelid generally involves an incision across the natural crease, where Dr Liew will remove any unnecessary skin and restore volume to the eye by preserving and redistributing your natural tissue (and underlying muscle tissue if required). The incision will be closed with fine sutures to support the sharper contour.

Depending on the concerns you are seeking to correct, treatment of the lower eyelid usually involves an incision inside the eyelid to remove excess tissue, reduce puffiness and restore the youthful curve. This part of the procedure will also serve to smoothen out bulges to repair the age-affected junction between the eyelid and cheek.

Eyebrow Lift

There are various techniques used to perform brow lift surgery. In your consultation, Dr Liew will examine the state of your eyebrow area, your particular facial features, and the amount of correction required to determine the most suitable method for you. Dr Liew may use the minimally invasive endoscopic method, which involves making a short incision just behind the hairline, where thin instruments will then be used to reposition muscles and lift underlying tissue of the forehead.

Dr Liew may also draw on the temporal method, which requires a slightly longer incision (approximately one inch) just above each temple and behind the hairline. Through the three incisions, Dr Liew will lift and reposition the tissue of the outer brow area, before using the eyelid surgery incisions to elevate and smoothen out frown lines between the eyebrows.

Results & Recovery

Results of the procedure will vary according to the skin type and facial features of each patient. While the surgery will not stop the ageing process, it will offer long-lasting results. Generally, patients will be able to enjoy a younger-looking, naturally vibrant appearance for up to seven years after surgery.

Following the procedure, you may experience some discomfort and pain, particularly around the incisions, while bruising or swelling may take up to three weeks to subside. The surgery requires downtime of approximately seven to ten days, depending on the amount of surgery performed and how your facial structure is adapting to the new contour. Dr Liew will inform you of all aftercare requirements so you can be fully aware of how to properly manage the recovery period.

Who is a Suitable Candidate?

In your consultation, Dr Liew will examine your skin, facial features, health and lifestyle factors to assess your suitability to treatment. Generally, an eyelid or brow lift is suitable for those whose eyes and brows have become lax with age, and have subsequently caused a tired, prematurely aged, or even angry appearance. This procedure is highly effective for those who feel that their eyes and surrounding facial area do not accurately reflect their expression or spirit. It is also beneficial for those simply seeking to recapture their youth by revitalising the eyelid, eyebrows and forehead for a more youthful and well-rested profile.

Non-Surgical Options

For those seeking to rejuvenate the eyes and brow area but wish to bypass surgery, Shape Clinic boasts an array of highly advanced, non-surgical options. Combined with Dr Liew’s delicate artistry, these treatments draw on minimally invasive techniques to help restore energy to the face.

Non-Surgical Upper Eyelid Lift

For those seeking to correct sunken or hollow upper eyelids, Dr Liew has pioneered the world’s first non-surgical, syringe-based eye lift. This tool uses a combination of new generation fillers and serves to add volume to the upper eyelid and eyebrows. This method can restore a youthful glow to the eyes and significantly improve the entire facial profile as a result.

Non-Surgical Lower Eyelid Tear Trough Treatment

As ageing begins to affect the face, the skin on the lower eyelid becomes especially thin, causing the skin to droop and disturb the natural curvature between the eyelid and cheek. Dermal fillers offer an effective, safe and natural way to address these concerns. This method is used to correct dark shadows and tear troughs, and also serves to restore the youthful curve to the lid and check junction and refine the facial contour.

Pairing this Treatment with Anti-Wrinkle Injections

An eye and brow lift focus primarily on rejuvenating the eyelids and the deep furrows of the brows. For a more comprehensive improvement of the area, this treatment is often combined with anti-wrinkle injections, which serve to soften wrinkles and creases that develop on the face over time, including the crows feet, forehead lines and frown lines.

By blending the treatments, there is greater opportunity to refine the face: the combination will both restore the youthful facial contours and smoothen skin for a more polished complexion. In your consultation, Dr Liew will assess whether a combination of treatments is necessary to help you achieve your desired result.

Book a Consultation

With various treatments available, it can be difficult to know which option is the most suitable for you, your needs and aesthetic desires. In a detailed consultation, Dr Liew will examine your skin type and facial features to help you determine the most appropriate method of treatment.

Dr Liew is a highly skilled surgeon who is passionate about helping patients achieve their ideal profile and embrace a happier, more confident lifestyle. Dr Liew seeks to capture your greatest natural beauty by drawing on pillars of symmetry, grace and harmony to aesthetically shape your profile. If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of an eye and brow lift, call Shape Clinic on (02) 8356 2888 or email concierge@shapeclinic.com.au . 

*This information about eye lifts and brow lifts was reviewed by Dr. Steven Liew. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form here.

Procedure time: 1 - 1.5 hrs

Downtime required: 7 - 10 days

Results duration: Long lasting*

Pair this treatment with: Anti-wrinkle injections

*Individual results may vary

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