Should I Get Eyelid Surgery or Brow Lift?

April 29 2016

Eyelid surgery and brow lift are two plastic surgery procedures used to rejuvenate the eye area and overall facial appearance. The procedure that is best for you will depend on several factors, including your unique facial features, cosmetic concerns and goals. Before choosing one procedure, take the time to familiarize yourself with the two procedures.

About Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery removes loose, stretched-out skin on the eyelids that can hang over the edge of the eye, which in some cases, interferes with the line of sight. The procedure can also treat lower eyelids by removing excess fat and, if necessary, reposition that fat to eliminate circles (or bags) underneath the eyes. With both upper and lower eyelid surgery, skin is tightened to smooth fine lines and creases. By addressing these problems, eyelid surgery restores a youthful, energized eye appearance.

You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:

  • Heavy, excess skin on the upper eyelids
  • Puffy bags underneath your eyes that make you look unrested
  • Fine wrinkles or lines on the lower eyelids

About Brow Lift

As the name suggests, brow lift surgery raises brows that sit low on the forehead and hood the upper eyelids. The goal of the procedure is to lift the eyebrows to a more youthful position. Ideally, the brows should be at the level of, or slightly above, the bone rim on top of the eye socket. By repositioning the eyebrows, a youthful and alert appearance is restored to the overall face. The procedure also tightens the forehead skin, softening the wrinkles that form horizontally between the eyes.

You may be a good candidate for brow lift if you have:

  • Wrinkles and lines on your forehead
  • Frown lines between your eyebrows that make you look upset
  • Brows that sit below your brow bone and make you appear tired or older

Schedule a Consultation with Us

In some cases, both eyelid surgery and brow lift are needed to achieve the best rejuvenation results. Combining one or both procedures with another facial rejuvenation procedure like facelift may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome. The best way to determine which treatment plan is most appropriate for you is by meeting with a professional. The Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists can help you determine the best choice during a personal consultation. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, please call (404) 255-2975 today.