Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and a brow lift are the procedures often recommended for facial rejuvenation, in order to correct heavy eyelids and rejuvenate the face. However, before deciding which is best, you need to determine whether your heavy eyelids are the result of droopy brows or excess eyelid skin. Another consideration is which procedure (blepharoplasty vs brow lift), will look more natural for your ethnicity (read more).
A browlift is done to correct brow descent and elevate the eyebrows. It rejuvenates the area above the eyes, by eliminating sagging skin that creates a heavy brow and deep furrows.
An eyelid lift is done to correct excess skin around the eyes. It is suitable for patients with excess skin above the eyelids.
Blepharoplasty, Browlift, and Ethnicity
Determining whether eyelid or eyebrow surgery is suitable for you depends on the extent of sagging around the eyes and brows, rather than ethnicity. However, the results of the procedures can be influenced by age and ethnicity.
In order to achieve the most natural results it’s a good idea to consult a board certified plastic surgeon that treats patients of varying ethnicities. This is important, because Blepharoplasty for Asian patients is normally different than it is for those with occidental eyelids, due to the differences in structure and anatomy of the Asian eyelid.
Blepharoplasty and brow lift are both good options when it comes to facial rejuvenation. However, it is best to discuss the alternatives with a plastic surgeon to help decide which would create the most natural results.
If you reside in Minneapolis or St. Paul, contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN, for more information. Call 651-739-1100 today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Heather Rocheford, to learn more about these procedures.