Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery

Our cosmetic surgery team at The USF Eye Institute offers a wide variety of cosmetic procedures of the eyelids and face with the goal of obtaining a natural and rejuvenated appearance. Dr.Leyngold has extensive training in both eye care (ophthalmology) and cosmetic surgery as it relates to the appearance of the eye and the surrounding structures. Accordingly, he is not only able to improve the appearance of the eye, but also provide the care the eye itself may need before and after the procedure(s).

The procedures are designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids, brows, and face and allow patients to look and feel natural again. We offer the following services:

Blepharoplasty and Cosmetic eyelid surgery

Given his training as an eye surgeon and oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ilya Leyngold is truly a cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid specialist. The eyes and eyelids are the center of facial appearance and eyelid surgery is one of the most critical and detailed type of facial plastic surgery. Blepharoplasty is the repositioning or removal of soft tissue from the upper or lower eyelids.

Upper blepharoplasty surgery is performed through a cosmetic lid crease incision allowing the surgeon to reshape the contours of the upper eyelid. Removal of redundant skin allows makeup to be used more effectively and brings out the natural beauty of the human eye. Many patients have furrows or worry lines between the eyebrows that can be surgically improved at the same time the upper blepharoplasty is performed.

Lower lid surgery is usually performed from a hidden incision on the inside of the eyelid. Fat bulges in the lower eyelid can be sculpted and repositioned to give a more youthful, rested appearance. Filling in the hollows in the lower eyelids also assists in resolving dark circles. Brown spots and fine wrinkles can be refined from the lower eyelids with a TCA peel or re-suspension of the lower eyelids with a pleasing uplift to the outside corner.


Eyelid surgery Before and After Pictures


Forehead and Brow lifting Procedures

Key elements of the upper portion of the face are the eyebrows and forehead. The brows are central in conveying human emotion. Downward slanted eyebrows convey sadness or anger while droopy eyebrows convey an aged or tired look. Forehead lift is a facelift of the upper portion of the face that elevates and shapes the eyebrows while removing droopiness and wrinkles from the forehead. In addition, we offer an internal brow lift as another alternative to elevating the brows.

The Endoscopic forehead lift is performed utilizing an innovative surgical device via small incision hidden behind the hairline.

The Internal brow lift is a common approach and is performed in conjunction with upper blepharoplasty. Internal brow lift is accomplished via the same incision used to rejuvenate the upper eyelids and it is effective in raising the eyebrows and removing the furrows between the brows.

Dr. Leyngold is an expert in these techniques and you should discuss with him the method that will give you the best results.


Before and After Endoscopic Forehead Lift


Midface Lift

With the passage of time the cheeks and midface begin to descend. This process creates a sad, tired look with deepening of the nasolabial folds.

Dr.Leyngold utilizes techniques that elevate the sagging cheeks through invisible eyelid incisions, giving a more youthful appearance and higher appearing cheek bones. Midface lift is often done in conjunction with blepharoplasty.

TCA Chemical Peel

With the passage of time the facial skin develops fine wrinkles and irregular brown or red splotches of pigment. We often employ TCA chemical peels at the time of facial cosmetic surgical procedures to remove brown spots and reduce fine wrinkles. The chemical peel heals over the same time course as the surgery.