Brow Lift or Blepharoplasty – which do I need?

With age comes change, more than our maturity levels and career advancements can measure. Our appearances in themselves change with time, and our faces in particular can begin to look chronically exhausted. Lines that develop horizontally across our foreheads and eyelids that develop a saggy appearance can create an aged face, even for people only in their thirties.

When charged with the task of revitalizing a face, cosmetic professionals typically focus on these two sections: the brow and the eyelids. However, patients often struggle to sort out which of these problem areas is the primary culprit behind their undesired appearance. Deciding on a proper treatment, then, becomes more daunting.

Impact of an Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, deals exclusively with the area surrounding the eyes. The primary goal of blepharoplasty is to remove excess skin or fatty deposits that contribute to a “puffy” appearance. This can be performed on both the upper and lower lid, and it quite often reduces the intensity of under-eye bags. Eyelid lifts result in livelier, more “open” gazes, which exude a new youthfulness.

Impact of a Brow Lift

A brow lift does not only remedy unsightly creases across the forehead. It elevates the brow line as a whole, lending a more “alert” look to a face and causing the eyes to appear rounder, wider. Unwanted lines between the eyebrows and at the bridge of the nose can also be eliminated by brow lift.

The Third Option: Both

Determining what is best for you, then, entails pinpointing an exact problem area. Is your tired expression more a result of a low-hanging brow line, or wrinkles outlining the eyes? Of course, brow and eyelid lifts are often considered complimentary operations. When performed in conjunction, they can drastically improve the contours of a person’s face.

Consult with Your Doctor

For the most pleasing results possible, a skilled professional should be consulted in determining your individual needs. A cosmetic specialist can assist you with achieving the most youthful of aesthetics, while remaining compatible with your budget and recovery concerns.

If you are in the NYC/Manhattan area and interested in exploring these options, contact Dr. Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, FACS, to begin your journey to a rejuvenated you.

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