Brow lift and eyelid surgery have some commonalities — both are facial rejuvenation treatments that target the upper areas of the face — but there are distinct differences between the techniques and objectives of each procedure. Here, the doctors at Los Angeles area Eyesthetica explain the differences between the two to help you determine the more appropriate option for your needs.
What Brow Lift Achieves
Brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, accomplishes two primary objectives. First, it elevates a sagging or drooping brow line or forehead, restoring them to a more youthful and attractive position. This corrects what is known as a “hooded” look in the eyes, and it improves a tired, sad, or angry-looking facial expression. Second, a brow lift minimizes prominent wrinkles and creases along the forehead and between the eyebrows.
More about Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lift generally involves removing excess skin and repositioning the muscles of the forehead. This minimizes creases and wrinkles and elevates the brow position. The deep tissues are fixed into the lifted position.
We offer three types of brow lift procedures ranging in invasiveness. An endoscopic brow lift is suitable for mild to moderate brow sagging, transblepharoplasty brow lift is best for moderate brow sagging and direct brow lift is designed for severe sagging.
What Eyelid Surgery Achieves
Eyelid surgery focuses on improving the contour and tone of the upper and/or lower eyelids. The operation corrects saggy and puffy lids, bags underneath the eyes, and crinkles around the corners of the lids. It smoothes and firms the surface of the lids; for women, this helps makeup apply more smoothly. A specific type of eyelid surgery, known as Asian eyelid surgery, is designed to create a natural-looking crease and fold in the upper eyelid.
More about Eyelid Surgery
During eyelid surgery, excess skin, tissue and fat are removed. Any muscle laxity is addressed. Displaced fat is adjusted and the remaining eyelid skin is tightened.
Our doctors can treat the upper and lower eyelids separately or simultaneously, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
Am I a Candidate for Brow Lift or Eyelid Surgery?
The best way to determine which procedure is more appropriate for your needs is to speak with an Eyesthetica doctor. We will perform a physical examination, inquire about your needs and recommend the best plan of treatment.