Brow lift and eyelid surgery are two procedures used to rejuvenate the eye area and overall facial appearance. As a trusted oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Ghafouri is often asked by patients what the difference is between brow lift and eyelid surgery. In this blog post, he discusses what each procedure treats.
What Does Brow Lift Do?
Brow lift raises brows that sit low on the forehead and hood the upper eyelids. If necessary, the procedure also removes droopy skin and reshapes muscle tissue. By repositioning and reshaping the eyebrows, the eye area and overall facial appearance look more youthful and energetic. Brow/forehead lift also improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that appear horizontally along the forehead and on the nose bridge (the area between the eyes).
What Does Eyelid Surgery Do?
Eyelid surgery reduces or eliminates loose skin on the upper eyelids that can actually hang over the edge of the eye, obstructing the line of sight. The procedure can also treat drooping skin on the lower eyelids and lines, creases and puffy “bags” on the area. By addressing these problems, eyelid surgery restores a rested and vibrant appearance to the eyes. The procedure might be right for you if you are bothered by heaviness in the upper lids, skin sitting on the eyelashes, puffy bags under the eyes, fine wrinkles or lines on the lower eyelids.
Can You Combine the Two Procedures?
Some patients benefit from combining brow lift and eyelid surgery. If you have excess skin in the upper eyelids and sagging eyebrows, a combination procedure may provide the most natural-looking and beautiful results. Brow lift and eyelid surgery can also be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures like facelift, neck lift, laser skin resurfacing, or Botox. The best way to find out which procedure or procedures can achieve your facial rejuvenation goals is to schedule a consultation with an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. Dr. Ghafouri and the team at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists can develop a treatment plan that best addresses your cosmetic goals and achieves your desired look.
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