This beautiful 69-year-old patient came in to see Dr. Griffin, because she was noticing problems with her vision – especially at night. She found it difficult to read and noticed vision impairment when using her peripheral gaze. She noticed that when she raised her eyebrows up, her vision would improve. Dr. Garrett Griffin performed a temporal brow lift and upper blepharoplasty, to remedy her vision issues. This patient’s surgery was medically necessary, and was covered by her insurance.
A temporal brow lift uses a narrow, elliptical-shaped incision in the hair at the temple. The incision is carried down to a safe level that can be elevated toward the brow, allowing safe mobilization and elevation of the lateral brow. The tail of the brow is then suspended and repositioned in an upward and outward direction, and then stabilized with carefully placed sutures. Additional sutures are used to close the scalp incision. The incision is completely hidden in the hair.
An upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) is performed to remove excess/sagging skin over the eyes. This surgery is performed through the lid crease and the scar is well hidden whether the eyes are open or closed. This surgery improved her vision and has the cosmetic benefit of making her look younger and showing off her pretty blue eyes.