Eyelid Lift Part 2-The Consultation
Author: Jonathan Pontell, MD
Medically Reviewed On: November 17, 2009
When examining the patient for an eyelid lift, I look at the eyes, forehead and brows. I examine the eyes to determine if there is excess skin, fat and/or muscle around the eyes. I also test to see if there is any laxity of the lower eyelid, which may need to be addressed during the surgery to prevent the lower eyelid from being pulled down.
To achieve optimal results, I often recommend that patients get a browlift in addition to an eyelid lift. The brows can be repositioned to their original, youthful position at the same time as the eyelid surgery.
Computer imaging I use computer imaging to show patients the cosmetic changes that are possible, and how they will look. It is important to note, however, that the computer-simulated photographs are only an estimation of the desired outcome. Although the actual result usually approximates the computer-simulated images quite closely, no surgeon can guarantee to what extent this will be the case.