This busy 41 year old business executive and mother of two came to see us with the chief complaint that she looked tired and felt “old” among her coworkers. She felt like it was pointless to even bother with her eye makeup because it just looked “smooshed” together all the time. After consulting with Dr. Kass, she quickly decided that Bilateral Upper and Lower Lid Blepharoplasties (“Eye Lifts”) with Endoscopic Brow Lift was what she wanted. Shortly after her surgery, she proclaimed that she no longer look tired or old and was already happily wearing make up!
This 73-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis and on blood thinners stated that he had to hold his upper lids up with his fingers to see. After discussing his options with Dr. Kass, he elected to proceed with bilateral ptosis repair of his upper lids, combined with upper and lower eyelid lifts, and endoscopic forehead (eyebrow) lift procedures. Despite his male pattern baldness, the tiny incisions in his forehead healed perfectly and truly could not be seen. He was amazed by how much better he could see! And about how much better he felt about himself after his surgery.
This active 57-year-old male presented to Dr. Kass only because his wife insisted that she was no longer willing to be in the car when he was driving. She had noticed that he no longer seemed to see the cars to the sides of him while driving. He requested surgery on his “loose skin” to help him see better.
Dr. Kass said that he would be happy to do his upper eyelids but the deep lines on his forehead imparted an angry, mean appearance and they could be softened with a forehead lift. By using an endoscopic technique, only tiny incisions on the scalp would be necessary and these would heal beautifully even on men with little hair as in this patient. The patient had the surgery on his upper eyelids covered by his insurance, and then elected to have an endoscopic forehead lift and his lower eyelids done at the same time. As promised, the incisions were practically imperceptible, and the patient (and his wife) were ecstatic both with his improved vision and with his softer and more natural appearance.