Do you have forehead lines or droopy upper eyelids? If yes, you may be a good candidate for an eyelid lift or a brow lift. These are both excellent procedures for reducing signs of aging in the upper half of the face, but they target different issues.
What is the difference between an eyelid lift and a brow lift?
An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty rejuvenates the upper and lower eyelids, and restores a more youthful, vibrant look. It addresses sagging skin and excess fat on the upper lids, as well as bags below the eyes.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that can be done under local anesthetic. The incisions for eyelid surgery are made within the natural crease of the eyelids.
While an eyelid lift focuses on the upper and lower eyelids, a brow lift is done to elevate the brows to a higher position. As you age, the brows becomes flatter and lose their natural arch. This can cause the eyebrows to sag and give the face a tired, sad appearance.
A brow lift rejuvenates the forehead by repositioning low eyebrows, and smoothing forehead creases and lines. There are several techniques that can be used to perform a brow lift, and the choice will depend on the specific concerns being corrected.
Simply put, an eyelid lift addresses droopy eyelid skin and undereye bags, whereas a brow lift targets the eyebrows and the area above them.
Would you like to know if you need an eyelid lift or brow lift? Search our directory to find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.
If you are in the San Francisco or Walnut Creek areas, contact Andrew Barnett, M.D. for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Barnett at www.drbarnett.com, or by calling (415) 879-8735.