Sagging brows and sagging eyelids can both be corrected with plastic surgery. Patients with these effects of aging may need a brow lift, blepharoplasty, or both. The following points can help you decide when to consider brow lift with blepharoplasty or just one procedure versus the other.
Who Needs a Brow Lift Only?
A brow lift is appropriate for patients who have forehead wrinkles and brow sagging. Over time the brows can droop, creating furrows and a permanently tired or angry appearance. If you have forehead wrinkles, deep frown lines, and brow sagging that make you appear older than your age, you could be a good candidate for brow lift surgery. When there is no apparent eyelid sagging, patients can undergo a brow lift alone. If you place your fingers on your brows, lift them to a more youthful position, and this appears to correct any sagging in the upper eyelids, a brow lift without blepharoplasty may be recommended.
Who Needs Blepharoplasty Only?
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is appropriate for patients who have excess, sagging tissue around their eyes. The upper and lower eyelids may both be affected by signs of aging. If there is excess skin obscuring your eyes, fat causing under-eye puffiness, and deep grooves or wrinkles around the eyes, blepharoplasty may be recommended. Patients can undergo this procedure on its own if the tissue sagging is limited to the area around their eyes and there is no apparent brow sagging or forehead wrinkles in need of surgical correction.
Who Needs a Brow Lift With Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery are frequently performed together on patients who have forehead wrinkles, brow sagging, and eyelid sagging. This combination of procedures can provide the best and longest-lasting results. Many patients with moderate to severe tissue sagging in the upper face can benefit from undergoing a brow lift with blepharoplasty to rejuvenate their appearance. These procedures can soften and lift the brows, erase forehead lines, eliminate puffiness around the eyes, and remove excess tissue to create a smoother and more youthful appearance.
If you desire plastic surgery to reverse signs of aging in your upper face but are not sure whether you need a brow lift, blepharoplasty, or both, Dr. Jazayeri can help. Dr. Michael Jazayeri of the Élan Institute is our board-certified plastic surgeon and is experienced in performing facial rejuvenation surgeries. To request a consultation, please call (714) 834-0101 or fill out our online contact form today.