Humans express a lot of emotions with their eyebrows. Unfortunately, the eyebrows are an area of the face that be prone to signs of aging like sagging and wrinkling. This can leave you looking constantly tired and even upset. If you are concerned about the aging signs of your eyebrows, you may be a candidate for a brow lift.
When your face ages, the areas above your nose take center stage. Your forehead, brow area, and eyelids begin to droop and sag. Getting a brow lift or eyelid surgery can reverse the effects of aging to erase years off your appearance.
What is an Eyebrow Lift and How is it Performed?
The brow lift is a cosmetic surgery that refreshes your overall appearance by lifting sagging skin around the eyebrows and forehead. Horizontal lines that have creases the forehead can be smoothed away, and sagging that has caused the eyebrows to hood over the eyes can be lifted. Typically, an incision is made along the hairline to reduce excess skin.
The surgeon performs the procedure laparoscopically. It involves tiny incisions along your hairline. There will be a healing period before the effects are seen. You should see significant changes to the areas around your eyebrows and between your eyes once your healing is complete. The brow lift makes you look more alert and refreshed, not to mention years younger.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
When your eyes appear tired, it makes you look plain worn out all over. Even if you are otherwise well-rested, puffy lower eyelids can make you look like you’re not getting much sleep at all. Looking tired is a common side effect of aging. Eyelid surgery can make you look more refreshed and years younger.
This cosmetic procedure corrects significant drooping, sagging, and puffiness along the upper and lower eyelids. This popular cosmetic procedure gives you profound results with minimal downtime. The procedure helps men and women reverse the effects of aging on the eyelid skin. Lower eyelid surgery can also treat the condition commonly referred to as undereye bags.
The lower eyelids can develop loose skin, which results in sagging and puffiness. Lower eyelid surgery is type of eye lift, or blepharoplasty, procedure.
The incision for this surgery is hidden in the natural creases of the eyelids, concealing any scarring afterward. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the excess fat that exists on the inside corner of the upper eyelids. This helps to reverse eyelid bulging, which is a big reason many patients originally seek out eyelid surgery. The skin on the upper and lower eyelids is tightened and secured in place. For undereye bags, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat before reconfiguring the muscles and skin to leave your under-eye area smoother and more attractive.
The procedure involves making an incision below the eyelid’s eyelash line. The incision allows for excess skin to be removed and fatty deposits to be repositioned. This leaves the eyelids looking refreshed and lifted.
Some surgeons decide to operate on the upper and lower eyelids separately while others will combine both procedures during the same session. The effects of eyelid surgery leave you looking youthful and rejuvenated.
Non-Surgical Eyebrow Lift
For a brow lift without having surgery, injectable neurotoxin (such as Botox) can be used to tighten and refresh the skin around your eyebrows. Botox is only one example of these injectable lift procedures. The effects are similar with all of them. There are no scars left behind with this procedure and the effects last for around three to four months.
Which is Right for You – Eyebrow Lift or Eyelid Surgery?
With droopy skin on the upper side of your face, you may wonder which cosmetic surgery you should choose. This can be a difficult decision but scheduling a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon is a good first step. Everyone is different. Your issues may require a particular cosmetic surgery. The surgeon can only determine this surgery after a short physical examination.
In addition to undergoing an exam during your consultation, you will also have your questions answered related to the effects of surgery, any risks involved, and what to expect as you heal.
At Moein Surgical Arts, we help patients throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas correct the irregularities that cause them the most distress. When your eyelids or eyebrows show your age and make you look tired even when you’re otherwise fresh, cosmetic eyebrow or eyelid surgery can help.
Find out if the eyebrow lift or eyelid surgery is right for you by calling our office the next time you look in the mirror and find yourself wishing you looked drastically younger – (310)694-4486.