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Brighter eyes, no more bags, no scarring

Mark Kohout - Saturday, April 14, 2012

I’m often asked by women (and some men) how they can look 10 years younger without having a facelift. The most common procedure performed to achieve an overall youthful appearance is to brighten the eyes.

Loose upper eyelid skin can make you look tired, old, sad or even grumpy. The skin fold at the outer half of the upper eyelid can even restrict vision and as for the lower eyelids, wrinkles around the eyes, loose eyelid skin, and unattractive “bags” can all contribute to the tired, un-rested, even unhealthy look.

Eyelid surgery has come a long way in the last few years, and now removing eye bags is a simple procedure often performed in day surgery which involves removing the excess, loose skin from the upper eyelid and the unsightly bulges in the inner corner of the upper eyelid.

Often combined with a browlift to improve the overall position of the eyelid skin, the overall effect is a more ‘open’ eye.

For an Even better result, Blepharoplasty is combined with a browlift is performed by making small incisions in the hairline and lifting the position of a dropped eyebrow into a more youthful position.

An exciting new era in face and brow lifting procedures in recent years has seen modern endoscopic techniques used to elevate the brow with the use of a miniature camera and specialised equipment. The effect of a browlift is simple yet noticeable creating the impression of a youthful, well-rested and welcoming face. You are left with minimal scar (usually covered by hair) and the recovery is quick (7-10 days).

So, how does an endoscopic browlift work? A lens is attached to a camera which is connected to a monitor, allowing for clear vision for me and my surgical team. The procedure elevates the descended tissue and smooths the forehead by relaxing the muscles which tend to pull the brows together (creating a frown).

Since an endoscopic browlift can significantly reduce the frown lines between the eyes, it is often performed in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery to achieve optimal results.

Upper eyelid reduction surgery fees start from $3,900 which assumes the patient has top hospital cover with a private health fund. Correction of lower eyelid pouches and bags fees start from $5,900 and combined browlift and upper-eyelid reduction surgery fees start from $5,900, To discuss your suitability for these procedures with Dr. Kohout, please phone 1300 551 151 or email More info on Dr. Kohout and his work can be found at

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