The eyes are one of the first things people notice about you. Unfortunately your eyes are also one of the first body areas to reveal age. The good news, however, is that there are cosmetic options available to rejuvenate the eye area and restore a youthful and energetic appearance.
Eyelid surgery and brow lift are two cosmetic procedures that enhance the eye area. However, there are distinct differences between the two. In this blog post, San Antonio plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Young discusses the two procedures in detail, including when it’s a good idea to combine the two.
What Eyelid Surgery Accomplishes
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, reduces loose, stretched out skin on the upper eyelids that can create a tired-looking appearance. In some cases, the skin hangs so low that it obstructs the line of sight, impairing vision. The procedure can also treat puffy under-eye bags and fine lines under and around the lower eyelids.
What Brow Lift Accomplishes
Ideally, the brows should sit at the level of, or slightly above the bone rim on top of the eye socket. Brow lift raises brows that sit low on the forehead and hood the upper eyelids. Brow lift also minimizes the appearance of deep forehead wrinkles and lines on the bridge of the nose (between the eyes).
When Should Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift Be Combined?
Since the brow and eyelid areas often age at the same rate, many patients choose to combine eyelid surgery and brow lift to achieve the most comprehensive rejuvenating results. However, this is a personal choice. Whether or not you should combine the procedures will depend on your specific needs and goals.
In addition, undergoing both procedures at the same time offers recovery and cost benefits. Combining brow lift and eyelid surgery allows you to achieve the comprehensive results you desire without waiting for your body to heal in between procedures. Also, a combination procedure means you only have to pay the anesthesia and hospital fees once, cutting back on the total cost of your surgeries.
Dr. Young has helped hundreds of patients achieve beautiful and natural-looking facial rejuvenation results with eyelid surgery, brow lift or both. The trusted surgeon will make his recommendations on a course of treatment upon evaluating your unique anatomy, concerns and desired outcome. To discuss your facial rejuvenation treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Young by calling (210) 496-BODY (2639) or emailing our office today.