During the initial consultation, Dr. Christopher Ewanowski and his team will discuss the most suitable treatment options according the patient’s unique needs.
Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides advanced skin care treatments to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Sarasota, Central Florida, Florida, and surrounding communities.
Sagging, redundant skin surrounding the eyes can make an individual appear and feel much older than their years. Periocular puffiness and loose skin are associated with sadness and fatigue, and the outside appearance generally does not match what the patient feels on the inside.
For patients who want to change this perception and attain a more alert and youthful appearance, blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery may be a suitable option.
This procedure is undertaken with local anesthesia and is performed in-office. To treat the upper lids, the surgeon places tiny incisions in the natural lid crease. They will remove a thin crescent of excess skin and addition muscle or sculpt the fat in the area.
The surgeon will seal the incisions with very fine sutures. There are various approaches to remove the fatty pockets underneath the eyes. Making incisions inside the lower lid is called the transconjunctival approach while placing the incisions into the skin itself below the eye, or right below the hairs on the lower lid is known as the subciliary approach.
The choice of surgical method depends on each patient’s unique needs to restore a more youthful appearance.
What to Expect
Following the surgery, the area around the eyes is inflamed with minimal bruising for seven to ten days. The patient should keep their head raised on several pillows at night and apply cold compresses every few hours for the first night.
It is not advisable to wear contact lenses in the initial week due to soreness and stiffness. In addition, wearing makeup is also not allowed in the first week following the procedure. Due to the placement of the suture lines, the scars are barely discernable and follow the natural contours of the eyes.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, Dr. Ewanowski will evaluate the patient’s eye condition, understand their expectations, and apprise the patient of the probable results of the procedure.
He will thoroughly and patiently answer any and all questions, and walk the patient through the entire process one step at a time.
Eyelid lift surgery can restore a youthful eye appearance. However, heavy, sagging brows may be the reason for an aged and fatigued appearance in some patients. A browlift may be an appropriate surgical procedure to address this condition for a small subset of patients.
Various techniques have been developed to perform a browlift, such as endoscopic, open, and direct methods. Each approach has its specific benefits and limitations.
The direct approach is the method of choice at Suncoast Skin Solutions. In this procedure, the incision is made on a forehead wrinkle, and the right amount of redundant skin is eliminated in a cosmetically discreet location. After that, the brow is elevated and restored to its appropriate anatomic location. The outcomes are durable, and the scars are well-hidden.
Determining suitable candidates and the correct surgical or medical spa technique is important for the delivery of optimal cosmetic outcomes, and this is a key consideration at Skincoast Skin Solutions.
Types of Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures Offered
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About Dr. Ewanowski
Dr. Christopher Ewanowski is one of a few board certified, fellowship-trained dermatologic Surgeons located in the Bay Area who specialize in laser surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and reconstructive and cosmetic dermatologic surgery.
He is an expert in facial skin cancer management, laser surgery, and cutting-edge techniques undertaken with local anesthesia.
Dr. Ewanowski’s skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Sarasota, Central Florida, Florida, and nearby areas for advanced skin care treatments.
SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.