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Blepharoplasty or Brow Lift – Which One Do I Need?

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While we all age differently, early signs of aging often appear around the eyes and eyebrows.

Blepharoplasty, otherwise known as cosmetic eyelid surgery, and brow lifts are two popular plastic surgeries to address these issues.

An attractive older woman resting her chin on her hands.

Both of these treatments can lift sagging skin and eliminate wrinkles to deliver a more youthful and alert appearance, but they are designed to accomplish these goals in completely different ways.  

When to Choose Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is used to tighten the loose, wrinkly skin that droops over the top of the eye (hooded eyelid), which is a common age-related cosmetic concern. 

This procedure also improves the appearance of eyes in younger individuals with heavy or prominent eyelids.

A before and after photo of cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Lower lid blepharoplasty is performed to remove the excess skin and fatty deposits responsible for sagging skin and bags under the eyes.

The 5 Top Benefits of Blepharoplasty

1. Look Younger

Eyelid surgery removes sagging skin around the eyes to tighten and smooth eyelid contours and restore a more bright-eyed and youthful appearance

2. Look Less Tired and More Alert

Droopy upper eyelids and under-eye bags can make you look sleepy, inattentive, and uninterested. Eyelid surgery helps you look well-rested, refreshed, and alert. 

3. Excellent Results

Blepharoplasty delivers results that can dramatically improve your appearance and help you avoid looking tired and disinterested.

4. Long-Lasting 

Upper eyelid surgery results usually last around seven years or more, while a lower blepharoplasty can last much longer. If your eyelids continue to sag, you may also need a brow lift.

5. Improves the Results of Other Procedures 

Blepharoplasty is often combined with a brow lift or added to a facelift for better results or complete facial rejuvenation.

Choose an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both for smoother, tighter, wrinkle-free skin directly above or below the eyes.

When to Choose a Brow Lift

Also referred to as a forehead lift, a brow lift can erase lines that form between the eyebrows and across the forehead while lifting and recontouring the eyebrow line. 

A before and after photo of a forehead lift.

A sagging brow adversely affects the appearance of your face and can make you look preoccupied or angry.

The 5 Top Benefits of a Brow (Forehead) Lift

1. Improves Upper Face Contours 

An eyebrow lift raises the brow line and restores or improves the natural arch of the eyebrows. 

2. Look Younger

A brow lift tightens skin and eliminates or minimizes lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows to make you look years younger.

3. Stop Looking Angry

A furrowed brow is commonly associated with disapproval or displeasure. When forehead drooping causes the eyebrows to stay in this position, a forehead lift is the only way to correct it.

4. Look More Attentive and Interested

A sagging brow or forehead can make you appear disinterested in people and discussions. An eyebrow lift can help you better express your true feelings and put those around you more at ease.

5. Long-Lasting

You can expect the results of your forehead lift to last 10 years or more, with many enjoying their results for a lifetime. However, it will not prevent facial aging from continuing, so some additional lines, wrinkles, and sagging will appear in time.

Choose an eyebrow lift to improve facial contours, droopiness, and wrinkles on the forehead and between the brows, while looking happier and more engaged.

Combining Blepharoplasty and an Eyebrow Lift 

Many individuals combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift to improve the appearance of the entire upper facial area, and some add both to their facelift procedure for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Looking for a Brow Lift or Blepharoplasty in Wichita, KS

If you want to learn more about blepharoplasty or eyebrow lifts in Wichita, Kansas, call (316) 681-2227 for answers to your questions or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Conrad.

He and his knowledgeable and experienced team look forward to helping you decide which procedure to choose and when receiving both will deliver the best results.

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