The anatomy of the face makes it so that the brows and eyelids are closely connected. In some cases, patients who think they need a brow-lift actually need an eyelid-lift and vice versa. For some, both procedures combined may provide the best results. If you’re trying to decide which is best for you, here are a few reasons why you would choose one over the other, but for a personal recommendation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Levine.
When a Brow-Lift Is the Best Choice
The most basic explanation of a brow-lift is that it’s essentially a face-lift for the upper part of the face. An incision is made above the hairline to hide any potential scarring and the muscles, skin and tissues of the forehead and eyebrows are sculpted.
If one of your biggest concerns is forehead wrinkles, a brow-lift could be the best solution. If your eyelids are drooping and appear heavy, a brow-lift may be best even though in this case an eyelid-lift would seem like the obvious solution. Dr. Levine can help determine what is causing drooping or heavy eyelids in order to make the best recommendation.
When an Eyelid-Lift (Blepharoplasty) Is the Best Choice
If your forehead is fine and your eyelids either on top, underneath or both are causing you concern, an eyelid-lift, also known as a blepharoplasty, may be the best solution. An eyelid-lift can be performed on the top or bottom eyelids and can improve the appearance of hooded eyelids, puffy eyes and even wrinkles or bags under the eyes.
When a Combination Eyelid-Lift and Brow-Lift Is Best
Sometimes, a combination of concerns can mean an eyelid-lift and brow-lift are best together. If you are unhappy with your forehead and your eyelids are both heavy and drooping, the procedures performed in unison may give you the best results.
Every situation is unique and Dr. Levine will be happy to help you determine which procedures will help you reach your goals.