Eyelid Surgery vs. Brow Lift

Wrinkles begin to form as people age. The forehead and around the eyes are some of the most common areas for wrinkles to initially emerge. These areas are the first to show sagging and fine lines.

Sagging of the eyes is an issue that occurs in the middle stages to the later stages of life. In some cases, cosmetic intervention may include an eye lift and brow lift procedure to further improve the appearance of the eye area for the patient.

If you’re local to Annapolis, MD, work with Dr. Sandel to determine which procedures are best for achieving your desired results for a refreshed appearance of the eyes and brows. In the meantime, read on to learn more about eyelid surgery vs. brow lift surgery to see which option may be right for you.

When Is a Brow Lift Necessary?

Blepharoplasty may not be enough if the eyebrow is compacting the upper eyelid space. When this occurs, the upper eyelid can accumulate excess skin, suggesting that both procedures are necessary. Alternatively, there may not always be enough skin to remove, suggesting that a brow lift is the most applicable procedure.

When Should You Not Consider a Brow Lift?

A brow lift can cause one to look shocked if the natural position is already high. This is not ideal; other methods are more appropriate.

The purpose of a brow lift is to heighten and reposition the eyebrows to create a more natural-looking appearance that is symmetrical. The surgery makes one look younger and restores their ability to make natural facial expressions without appearing perpetually tired, sad, or angry.

Every patient has different needs to achieve their desired outcomes. Whether a combination of surgical procedures is needed, or an individual surgery is needed, the provider will determine the most appropriate care for the patient.

When Is Eyelid Surgery Recommended?

Upper lid surgery is typically for patients who want to get rid of a tired appearance. The upper eyelid is refreshed by removing excess tissue, fat, and skin, allowing the patient to achieve a younger-looking appearance with better visual clarity. These patients may also struggle with under-eye bags and wish to restore facial symmetry.

When Is Eyelid Surgery Not Recommended?

Signs of crow’s feet can be addressed using nonsurgical methods to soften and smooth fine lines around the eyes. If you are only looking to remove wrinkles around the sides of your eyes, there are less invasive approaches you can pursue instead.

Sometimes, a brow lift is all that is needed to see results around the eyes. In such cases, patients do not need to pursue eyelid surgery to get results. There are multiple ways to go about brow lift surgery. You and your surgeon can work together to decide the best approach.

Discuss Eyelid Surgery vs. Brow Lift Surgery with Dr. Henry Sandel

Reach out to Sandel Duggal Plastic Surgery and Medspa to schedule a consultation and determine the most appropriate cosmetic interventions for your needs. The team’s medical experts will decide which surgical approach is most applicable for your needs. Contact the team at (410) 266-7120 to get started on your goals today.