You may have noticed that, over the years, the upper third of your face just doesn’t look the same. Your eyes look tired, and people keep commenting about how stressed you look. As you research plastic surgery procedures to rejuvenate your eyes and forehead area, you may have come across two popular procedures — blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery. These procedures may seem to target the same issues, but they each have distinct benefits.
What Can Be Corrected with Blepharoplasty and a Brow Lift
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, targets sagging skin and little pockets of fat in the upper and lower eyelids. A brow lift focuses on the forehead area and may provide some lift to the eyebrows. It is intended to reduce horizontal creases across the forehead, as well as sagging above the eyes. A brow lift, though, will not remedy sagging in the upper eyelids. In many cases, blepharoplasty and a brow lift are performed in conjunction to maximize the anti-aging benefits and give the entire upper third of the face a rejuvenated appearance.
Incisions for Blepharoplasty and a Brow Lift
The incisions for upper eyelid surgery are made in the natural crease that is just above the eyeball. After the incisions heal, the scar is hidden in the crease. For a brow lift, incision locations vary based on the technique. Endoscopic brow lift surgery requires only small incisions, whereas other techniques require incisions behind the hairline in the scalp or near the temples.
Recovery from Blepharoplasty and a Brow Lift
Blepharoplasty requires only small incisions in the eyelids to remove the extra skin and fat. Because tissue manipulation is minimal, recovery only takes a few weeks. Aftercare involves resting your eyes and applying drops to keep the eyes moist.
A brow lift requires more extensive incisions and tissue manipulation. The first part of recovery may take up to two weeks, and full recovery can take several months. Aftercare involves checking the incisions and managing swelling and discomfort.
Cost of Blepharoplasty and a Brow Lift
The cost of blepharoplasty and a brow lift are comparable at $3,000 to $5,000, and this does vary based on individual needs.
Is Blepharoplasty or a Brow Lift Right for You? Contact Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach.
Choosing between a brow lift and blepharoplasty is challenging, so you should work with an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you understand what to expect from each procedure. If you want to rejuvenate your forehead and eye area, contact Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach to schedule a consultation.