Eyelid Surgery vs. Brow Lift: Which Is Right for My Needs?
The team at Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery has helped countless people in and around Milwaukee look younger and more refreshed. Thanks to facial plastic surgery and rejuvenation procedures, we have helped people feel more confident about their looks and assured in their daily life.
The upper portion of the face can pose a number of aesthetic challenges. To address these, cosmetic eyelid surgery or a brow lift may be most ideal. Let's compare these two surgeries and consider when one may be better than the other.
About Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Cosmetic eyelid surgery refers to procedures that help address issues with the overall appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. During these surgeries, incisions are made through this excess skin and tissue can be removed in order to enhance aesthetics. Thanks to upper and lower eyelid surgery, people can look much younger and more refreshed.
Ideal Candidates for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Good candidates for upper eyelid surgery are people who have drooping or sagging upper eyelids that make them appear tired or haggard through the day, or that impair vision in some way. Good candidates for lower eyelid surgery are people who have bags or hollows under their eyes that make them appear much older or tired than they really are.
In both cases, patients should have realistic expectations about the recovery and result of surgery. Patients should also be in good health so that the procedure does not pose any wellness issues.
About Brow/Forehead Lift Surgery
Brow lift surgery (also known as forehead lift surgery) is a procedure that helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead. It is particularly good at removing the furrows on the forehead that can make a person look worried or concerned. The procedure involves careful incisions along the upper portion of the hairline through which tissue can be adjusted.
Ideal Candidates for Brow/Forehead Lift Surgery
The best candidates for brow lift surgery are people who have issues with worry lines on the forehead. In particular, the procedure is good at addressing significant static wrinkles that mar the smoothness and appearance of the upper portion of the face. As with eyelid surgery, patients should be in good health overall and have realistic expectations about the nature of the procedure.
When Is Eyelid Surgery Better Than Brow Lift?
Eyelid surgery is better than a brow lift when patients have specific issues related to the eye area rather than the forehead. Sometimes addressing the eyelids alone leads to better results overall. The forehead need not be treated in such a manner.
When Is Brow Lift Better Than Eyelid Surgery?
When it comes to brow lift surgery, it tends to be a more ideal option for treatment when patients have serious issues with forehead lines and deep furrows. Eyelid surgery simply cannot address these aesthetic problems given the nature of the procedure.
Tailoring Surgery to Your Needs
We will work diligently to tailor treatments to your needs. If a brow lift seems more ideal, we will discuss the different kinds of brow lifts available. When an eyelid surgery is more ideal, we can go over both upper and lower eyelid surgery in greater detail. Remember that we are here to help you look your very best.
Learn More About Facial Rejuvenation Surgery
For more information about your facial rejuvenation surgery options and which may be more ideal for you and your needs, be sure to speak with an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon today. The team at Lake Country Plastic & Hand Surgery is here to help you look your absolute best.