Hooding over the outer eye, Crow’s feet and sagging at the outer eye, Tired eyes that create a tired face, while still young.
The Temporal Lift (Temple Lift) is the ideal procedure for people in their thirties and forties who are noticing an early and rapid deterioration around the outer eye.
These people are often dismayed to find that their eyes have stopped looking bright and alert, as a result of hooding, sagging and crow’s feet. For many, this creates a sense of loss and a feeling of disappointment arising from suddenly looking older than they should.
A Temporal Lift firms the outer eye area, lightens hooding of the outer eyelid and reduces crow’s feet lines. It is performed under the skin, on the support layers of the face that have started to sag. It is not major surgery and requires only a small incision in the hairline above the temple (hence the name), and leaves no detectable scar or hair loss in the area.
The procedure can be adapted to individual need, and extended downward into the upper cheek, if required, to reduce looseness and sagging under the lower eyelids and over the top of the cheek – still using the one small incision.
We have detailed information notes about the Temporal Lift available for our patients. If you would like to receive a copy, please contact us. We encourage you to read, visit us and ask questions until you feel absolutely confident with your level of knowledge: this is the most important ‘first step’ in your personal journey of plastic surgery.
‘People often describe ageing of the outer eye with sadness and a sense of loss, saying ‘I used to have such lovely eyes and now they are almost hidden.’ They describe the change as appearing almost overnight, leaving their face looking tired and older than its years.’
All surgery performed by Dr Bryan Mendelson is performed beneath the skin. This is the method of all modern, advanced aesthetic surgery and is the key to the quality that now exists in aesthetic facial surgery.
Any surgical technique that relies on ‘pulling’ the skin is outdated and can produce the stretched, artificial appearance – and scarring – that has been associated with poor quality facial surgery. It will also provide only a short term result, as the skin begins to stretch under the un-natural pressure placed on it.
Although facial ageing is visible on the skin, it actually arises from changes beneath the skin, in the deeper support layers. Achieving a fresher, natural look that is individualised for each patient and has lasting benefits can only be attained by correcting where the ageing occurs, and not by operating on the skin itself.
“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”