When it comes to total facial rejuvenation, a facelift can only go so far. Every facelift is a lower facelift, which means it can’t do much for sagging skin in the top portions of the face. Facelifts address the cheeks, jawline and neck. However, that’s where we can add in a brow lift or an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) to provide more comprehensive results. One of the most common questions we receive is what the differences are in brow lift vs eyelid lift procedures.
Do I need a brow lift or an eyelid lift?
Both procedures can help open up the eye and rejuvenate the eye area, the difference in a brow lift vs an eyelid lift is where the surgery is focused. During your surgical consultation, Dr. Pearlman can show you where your skin is sagging and demonstrate the best strategies for lifting.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, will relieve forehead wrinkles and lift drooping brows back into place. Frequently as you age the eyebrows flatten. You lose the natural arch in the outer portion of the eyebrows that signal youth and beauty. The incisions for a brow lift are typically made just behind the hairline so they become undetectable after healing (except to your hair colorist).
An eyelid lift can reduce excess skin and fat directly around the eye for both the upper and lower eyelids. An upper blepharoplasty is one of the most frequent surgeries performed on the face, whether it’s for cosmetic or functional purposes.
Not sure whether you need a brow lift vs an eyelid lift? Book your consultation today!
Dr. Steven Pearlman is dual-board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). His extensive clinical and academic backgrounds allow him to provide his patients with premiere care whether they are seeking a blepharoplasty, facelift, or rhinoplasty.
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