You’d be surprised how many emotions and nonverbal cues are constantly being communicated by the upper part of the face (eyes and eyebrows). Simply by tweaking different muscles of the eyes and upper face our face can transmit messages, such as tiredness, anger, or worry. However, as we age, the position and vitality of the eyebrows and eyes change. The main muscles in between your eyebrows (corrugators) lose definition and become weaker. In addition, fat deflation, thinning of the skin, and effects of gravity also play a major role in causing the upper face to appear aged and fatigued. Ultimately, these changes can cause drooping brows (ptosis), wrinkling around the eyes and forehead, fullness over the eyelids, and loss of volume in the cheeks.
The good news is that using different modalities including upper eyelid surgery, neuromodulators (or dermal fillers), or a combination thereof, we can alter the position and shape of the eyes and brow, refreshing your look and reversing the signs of aging.
Similar changes occur in the lower half of the face (please refer to the face and neck lift section for further information).
As is the case with any facial procedure, you want to ensure you are working with a specialist. Andres Sárraga MD, FACS is a fellowship trained Eye Plastic & Reconstructive specialist and Plastic Surgeon, and is double board-certified. He has over 10 years experience in helping his patients achieve their desired results in eyelid and facial rejuvenation procedures. When making a decision for your procedure, you can be certain you are in good hands with Dr. Sárraga.
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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WHAT IS EYELID SURGERY?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid lift surgery, is a frequently performed procedure at our Aventura Plastic Surgery Facility. The procedure is designed to improve the appearance of tired, puffy, or wrinkled skin around the eyelid areas. This is done by removing and often repositioning excess fat and excess skin from around the eye area. These procedures are also frequently combined with eyebrow repositioning procedures.
Plastic surgeons can use a variety of techniques when performing brow lift procedures, depending on the specific needs and desires of the individual. Some people prefer an artful combination of eyelid, brow, and other facial and neck procedures that result in the most effective and natural improvements of one’s appearance.
THE BLEPHAROPLASTY PROCEDURE
Eyelid surgery will be done under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the recommended approach of doctor Sarraga. The placement of incisions will depend on whether the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both will be operated upon.
All incisions will be created so that they are concealed within natural creases of the eyelid area for minimal scarring. When combined with brow rejuvenation, patients can enjoy a refreshed, youthful appearance of the upper face and brow areas. Any incisions will be sutured, which can be removed within one week.
In general, recovery time is dependent on the extensiveness of your procedure—the more intensive your eyelid surgery, the more time you will need to recover fully. Patients commonly experience swelling and bruising after surgery, though this should subside within a week. It is recommended that patients keep their head elevated during recovery to help prevent swelling. While most patients can return to work within 10 days, you should speak to Dr. Sarraga during your consultation to determine how long you can expect to need to recover.
WHERE TO FIND EYELID SURGERY IN MIAMI, FL
As is the case with any facial surgical procedure, you want to ensure you are working with a specialist. Andres Sárraga MD, FACS is a fellowship trained eye plastic & reconstructive specialist and a double board-certified plastic surgeon. He has over 10 years experience in helping his patients achieve their desired results in eyelid and facial rejuvenation procedures. When making a decision for your procedure, you can be certain you are in good hands with Dr. Sárraga.
Men and women who wish to rejuvenate their facial appearance and eliminate sagging eyelid or brow skin can often benefit from eyelid & brow rejuvenation in Aventura. Contact the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation. You can reach us by calling (305) 932-3200 or filling out our contact form online.
“The Definition of Professional and Class”
Dr. Sarraga and the whole office is the definition of professional and class. He does amazing work and always takes time to listen to the results you are trying to achieve. My family and I have had dozens of procedures done at his office and have all been very happy with our results. He’s gentle and precise. His office also does not try to oversell or tell you that you need procedures that you do not actually need. Best plastic surgeon in South Florida hands down.