Is There a Difference Between An Upper/Lower Eyelid Lift and a Brow Lift?

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Brow Lift Beverly HillsDo you feel as though your eyelids and eyebrows could benefit from a little lift?

You’re not alone. As we age, gravity starts to take its toll on vital facial skin and muscles, which is why many people often complain about having drooping eyebrows and sagging eyelids. Additionally, the breakdown of youth-enhancing fat can contribute to the sagging problem, leaving some individuals with loose skin around their eyelids, bags under the eyes, and furrowed brows that are starting to droop.

Fortunately, there are two procedures that can help address these issues: an upper/lower eyelid lift, and a brow lift. But what’s the difference between the two procedures – and how do you know which one is right for you?

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  • Upper/Lower Eyelid Lift: This surgical procedure addresses sagging skin and bags around the eyes. During an eyelid lift, your plastic surgeon will make small incisions along the lash line to reposition muscles and remove fat. As a final step, excess skin will be removed to help highlight your smooth and rejuvenated appearance.
  • Brow Lift: A brow lift is a surgery designed to correct aesthetic issues associated with a drooping, permanently furrowed brow. During a brow lift procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions along the hairline or within your hair and lift and correct drooping brows. You may be a good candidate for a surgical brow lift if your symptoms are too severe for Botox to correct.

As you can see, the main difference can be found in what each procedure is designed to correct. The upper/lower eyelid lift is designed to correct bagginess and sagging around the eyes, while the brow lift repositions the eyebrows for a more youthful, well-rested appearance.

Dr. Rogers is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in both upper/lower eyelid lifts, as well as eyebrow lifts. To learn which surgical procedure is right for you, please fill out the form on this page or call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 860-8915.