Eyelid or Brow Lift – Do you know the difference?
Should you repair your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or do your brows need a lift? It can get confusing but we’re here to help and explain your options.
The Brow Lift
The position of the brow is critical to give you an open and fresh look. During the procedure the forehead skin is lifted and if needed any extra muscle or fat that is causing brow droop, unwanted wrinkles and frown lines will be taken out. Altering or removing and re-draping the excess skin can smooth the forehead and helps to elevate the brows. Though this procedure does not get close to the eyes, the areas surrounding the eye and the upper eyelid areas do appear to be more open and awake.
Eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty is often described as a procedure that is used in order to remove fat and excess skin and muscle from the lower as well as the upper eyelids. This type of surgery is used in order to correct upper eyelids that are drooping and also those puffy looking bags that tend to show up right below your eyes. These are generally features that can make you look quite a bit older and also more tired than you actually feel, and could also interfere with your eyesight.
During the initial consultation, your surgeon may ask for you to point out exactly what you would like to see improved. Sometimes, patients may focus their attention on excess skin in the upper eyelids and not realize that sagging of their eyebrows contributes to this skin redundancy. You should be very frank in discussing anything about your appearance that bothers you, as well as what you hope to achieve with surgery. This will help your surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.