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Dr. Richard Rival
501-1881 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4S 3C4
Phone: (866) 229-3223
Outside Ontario: (905) 830-6711
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Dr. Richard Rival
712 Davis Drive, Suite 101A
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8C3
Phone: (905) 830-6711
Outside Ontario: (905) 830-6711
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Beauty Trends 2020: “Must Have” Procedures for Eyes

Brow lift and eyelid surgery more popular than ever

Now, more than ever, people have their sights set on beautiful eyes, a sweeping browline and a more exotic eye shape.

With brands getting influencers to endorse products for sharper brows and cosmetic procedures on the rise, more and more people are honing in on the “windows to the soul.” Cosmetic surgeries and procedures focused on the eye and browline have become one of the biggest beauty trends this year.

More and more, people are requesting brow lifts, eyelid surgery, and upper face injections to achieve a striking or piercing stare. We look at these procedures, the increased popularity, and what they can do for you.

Brow Lift

The brow lift is a cosmetic surgery that targets the forehead and brows. Depending on the type of brow lift, the surgeon makes one or several incisions behind the hairline. This position prevents visible scarring while still allowing the surgeon to “lift” the forehead and the underlying tissues, resulting in a firmer, more youthful appearance.

The most common types of brow lifts include:

  • Coronal Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Hairline Brow Lift

A hairline brow lift differs from the other two because the facial plastic surgeon will make the incision between the forehead and hairline. By doing this, the result is a small, visible scar and the advantage of allowing for an adjustment without pulling the hairline back. A surgeon may recommend this type of brow lift procedure for people who have a receding hairline.

Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?

Often, when patients seek to remove excess skin in the upper eyelids, they focus too much on treating the eyelids themselves. In many cases, the root of the problem is sagging eyebrows. A brow lift can be the ideal solution to resolve sagging skin around the eyes.

In addition to sagging eyebrows, a brow lift also removes fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead. By lifting the underlying tissue, the facial plastic surgeon removes horizontal forehead lines and vertical frown lines.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is often combined with a brow lift to enhance the procedure’s effects and avoid the added downtime of performing the procedures separately. A doctor may perform this eyelid surgery to reverse signs of aging or genetic traits that cause bags to form under the eyes.

The surgery makes it possible to tighten excess eyelid skin, reducing sagging or overhanging eyelids. Blepharoplasty can also remove fat from around the eyes or reposition it to create a more youthful, healthy look.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

A cosmetic surgeon will perform eyelid surgery for either a cosmetic purpose or a functional purpose. If baggy eyelids prevent you from opening your eyes fully or disrupt your vision, a functional blepharoplasty may be a solution. 

For cosmetic purposes, a sagging upper eyelid is one of the first signs of aging. Undergoing eyelid surgery tightens the skin and removes excess, resulting in a more youthful appearance. 

Even among people in their 20s, this procedure is not uncommon as some people are genetically predisposed to baggy eyelids.

Facial Muscle Relaxers & Dermal Fillers

Removing wrinkles and adding volume around the eyes, injectables can be a great alternative or complement to plastic surgery. 

Adding facial muscle relaxers, like botox, can soften crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes. One popular procedure in 2020 is the “botox brow lift.” With this procedure, the injections are done directly below the eyebrow, resulting in tighter, smoother skin and making the eyes look bigger.

Are Injectables Right for Me?

Facial muscle relaxers and dermal fillers are great options for many people. They smooth away wrinkles, add definition and volume, and can even correct superficial scars. The injectable facelift trend is an ideal solution for people looking for a non-invasive procedure.

Injectables have the downside of impermanence. But they are safe, fast, and require no surgery or downtime. As a non-invasive procedure, medical spas and plastic surgeons will price at a lower cost than surgery so you can see results quickly at a fraction of the price.

Book Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto

To find out what cosmetic procedures are right for you, consult with an experienced plastic surgeon. Doctor Rival is a trusted facial plastic surgeon who can help you assess your options and their effects. A dedicated facial plastic surgeon and 25 years in practice, Dr. Rival provides realistic expectations and delivers beautiful results. 

Book your consultation today!

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