Blepharoplasty vs. Brow Lift: Which Is Better For Me?

Blepharoplasty vs. Brow Lift: Which Is Better For Me?

If you want to look younger, better rested, and more vibrant, facial surgery is one of the best options for rejuvenating your look. To give your upper face, including your eyes, brows, and forehead a lift, you can consider getting blepharoplasty or brow lift.

Blepharoplasty and brow lifts give your eyes and upper facial area a lift, but they accomplish slightly different goals. Keep reading to learn from board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PA, from Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, whether a blepharoplasty or brow lift is right for you.

How does blepharoplasty enhance your appearance?

An eye lift, or blepharoplasty, focuses on the skin and muscles around your eyes. As part of the aging process, these muscles tend to get weaker, and your skin loses its elasticity and becomes more stretched out.

After blepharoplasty, the muscles around your eyes regain their tightness, and your skin also appears more youthfully taut. Dr. Fodero can also remove any fatty deposits around the eye, especially in your lower eyelid area.

Blepharoplasty can focus on your upper eyelid, lower lid, or both. If you have trouble seeing due to your eyelid drooping, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty also improves your vision.

You can get an eye lift under local anesthesia, with the time it takes to complete it depending on the type of blepharoplasty Dr. Fodero performs. This is an outpatient procedure where you can go home to recover after surgery is complete.

How does a brow lift enhance your appearance?

A brow lift enhances your look by correcting your upper forehead and brow area. Often, this area shows signs of aging with wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging on the forehead. You can also notice your brows drooping, and your eyebrows might appear uneven at any age.

Dr. Fodero makes discreet incisions by your hairline to tighten the muscles along your forehead and eliminate any loose skin that has developed. The result is repositioned brows, a tighter forehead, and fewer wrinkles and lines.

After completing the procedure, Dr. Fodero closes the incisions with sutures. He removes them at a post-operative appointment 7-10 days after surgery.

Like blepharoplasty, you can usually get a brow lift under local anesthesia and comfortably recover at home. You can expect swelling from surgery to subside after several weeks.

Which surgery is right for me?

In choosing blepharoplasty or a brow lift, Dr. Fodero considers which would best meet your treatment goals. If you’re having issues with your vision or drooping, specifically in the eye area, blepharoplasty is usually the best choice.

You’ll be happiest after getting a brow lift when you have lines and sagging in the forehead area and brows. This procedure can also give the appearance of having your eyes looking more open and youthful.

Sometimes, you benefit from getting a blepharoplasty and a brow lift. For example, if you’ve had an eye lift but still have saggy brows, Dr. Fodero can then perform a brow lift.

It is also possible for Dr. Fodero to do both surgeries simultaneously if that best suits your overall goals. Getting two procedures at once is less expensive and reduces your recovery time.

To find out if a blepharoplasty, brow lift, or another facial procedure is right for you, contact us today to find out more.

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