How Can I Benefit From Combining My Eyelid and Brow Lift Surgery?



How Can I Benefit From Combining My Eyelid and Brow Lift Surgery?

One of the first places to show signs of aging. As we age over time, the face will naturally begin to lose collagen, a protein that forms the foundation of your skin and strengthens your bones. Because of this, the face may begin to take a hollowed-out appearance that can make you look much older than you are.

How Can I Benefit From Combining My Eyelid and Brow Lift Surgery?

An example of this can be seen in the most prominent areas of the face, including the brows and eyes. The eyelids may begin to sag and dark circles and fat deposits can develop. The brow area may also start drooping, which can make you look angry or upset when you are not!

Dr. McLean has consulted many patients who are looking to refresh their appearance and improve the area around their eyes and brows. To achieve a younger and more rejuvenated look, a combination of a brow lift and eyelid surgery is often recommended. Though these procedures can be completed separately, there are many benefits to having them both done simultaneously.

Let’s Talk About The Brow Lift
A brow lift procedure, also referred to as a forehead lift, works to surgically improve the appearance of horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, vertical frown lines between the brows, or drooping brows. An incision will be made along your hairline before loose muscles are tightened and lifted upwards. Excess skin and tissue will then be removed before everything is sutured and put back in place.

Brow lifts can provide patients with a wide variety of benefits outlined below.

  • Reverse the look of an angry, tired appearance. Lines that appear between the eyebrows, across the forehead and the brow lines can make you look angry and tired even if you are not. Individuals who appear this way are often seen as less friendly or approachable, even if they are feeling calm and content on the inside. A brow lift will help raise the brow and reduce the appearance of these lines that will make you look happier, friendlier, and more approachable.
  • Smooth out facial lines and creases. By removing excess skin and tissue from the brow and eye region, these aging signs on the upper face will also improve in appearance. Skin will appear smoother and more youthful as the lines on the forehead and between the brows are reduced.
  • Open the eyes up. In some patients, sagging brows can make a dramatic impact on the appearance of the upper eyelids, making you appear tired. Sagging eyelids can also make it difficult to properly apply makeup to counteract the effects. Raising the brow will open the eye area up, which will rejuvenate your complexion and make you appear more youthful.
  • Provide a long term solution. While injectable Botox and fillers can help improve the appearance of lines and creases on the forehead, they are limited in that the results are subtle and natural looking. This is why these treatments are typically the most ideal for patients who have mild to moderate aging signs in the upper face. They also produce temporary results that must be repeated on an ongoing basis to maintain the best results.

Here’s What You Need To Know About Eyelid Surgery
The purpose of eyelid surgery is to improve the appearance of the eye area by surgically lifting a heavy wrinkled eyelid, puffy under eye bags, and loose skin that surrounds the eye area for a youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Eyelid surgery will remove excess skin from the eyelids. For upper eyelid surgery, an incision will be made in the crease of the eyelid while an incision will be made along the lower lash line during a lower eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery is beneficial in many ways, those of which can be outlined below.

  • Restores definition to your eyelids. Eyelids are one of the first places that show aging signs and usually comes in the form of sagging skin, a drooping brow, loss of bone volume, and wrinkles. Eyelid surgery involves the surgical removal of excess skin and tissue and tightening loose and droopy tissue.
  • Can improve vision. Similar to how a rubber band loses elasticity, the muscles that lift our upper eyelids also get weaker as we age. The change is often gradual and occurs slowly and patients usually don’t notice it happening. One of the first signs of a weak upper eyelid is a forehead wrinkle. When the eyelid is weak, it is unable to support and lift excess skin and fat associated with aging. By removing this skin, the upper eyelid will be opened up which can then improve vision.

Why Combine your Brow Lift with Eyelid Surgery?
One of the biggest reasons why we recommend combining a brow lift with eyelid surgery is because it will keep the upper face in balance. If only a dramatic brow lift is performed but the eyelids remain the same, it can lead to an overly exaggerated or unnatural expression. Similarly, eyelid surgery on its own can still result in heavy looking brows, as the eyelids are pulled down when you open and close your eyelids.

The best solution is to perform both procedures simultaneously in a conservative fashion rather than trying to get your desired look with only one extensive surgery. When it comes to eyelid surgery and brow lifts, it is important to understand that each area of the face is controlled by a different muscle, so improving one area and not the other may result in a face that looks unbalanced and asymmetrical.

If you’re interested in seeing how the combination of a brow lift and eyelid surgery can help fight aging signs in your upper face on a long term basis, contact the McLean Clinic office today to book your consultation.

March 29, 2019

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