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Rochester Residents Ask: Can You Combine a Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NYThe earliest signs of chronological aging tend to develop in the upper third of the face, to include the eyes and forehead. Brow lift and blepharoplasty procedures correct fat loss, fat shifting and wrinkle development in this area, providing patients with significant anti-aging benefits.

Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Procedures

As skin loses elasticity and collagen in the forehead area due to chronological aging and photoaging, the tissue is vulnerable to the effects of gravity that gradually pulls it down towards the brow. This dynamic forms wrinkles that are typically oriented horizontally across the forehead and may create a hooded appearance just above the eyes. Brow lift surgery tightens the skin to reduce wrinkles and lift the position of the eyebrows.

The benefits of a brow lift stop at the eyebrow line and do not correct the sagging of the upper eyelids. Patients with this condition benefit from a combination of brow lift and blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and fat from the upper periorbital area.

Benefits of Combining Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Procedures

Patients with sagging in the upper eyelid area who only undergo brow lift surgery are often dissatisfied with the results. While the lifting of the forehead and eyebrows does improve appearance, the excess skin in the upper eyelid area hides the top portion of the eyes to produce a tired appearance. Combining the procedures corrects both areas that give the upper third of the face an aged appearance.

Recovery from the Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Procedure

Recovery from a combined brow lift and blepharoplasty procedure averages one to two weeks, although this does vary by patient. The first week is spent at home resting. Swelling is common, and patients are advised to lay with the head elevated. Pain medication is used to manage discomfort, and medicated eye drops help with dry eye symptoms and healing. After one week, most patients are healed adequately to use makeup and go out in public. Bruising can be concealed easily, and sunglasses should be worn outdoors.

Natural Face Clinics Offers Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Procedures for Rochester Men and Women

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sang W. Kim, offers combined brow lift and blepharoplasty procedures for men and women in Rochester and surrounding areas of New York. To learn more, contact us to schedule a consultation.




Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

I was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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