With every birthday that passes, we age a bit more. If you are like most people, there comes a day when you look in the mirror and realize that all those years have really added up. And the first place they make their mark is around your eyes.
If you want to look younger, healthier and more awake, facial surgery for the eyes can make a big difference. But which is the best choice: a brow lift or eyelid surgery?
Understanding the Surgeries
Blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, can help correct common concerns with signs of aging around the eyes. This includes drooping lids and puffiness. Small incisions are made around the natural creases of the eyes, allowing them to be hidden. The skin and muscles are then tightened and fat deposits removed.
A brow lift specifically targets the forehead and eyebrows. It can address heavy, low eyebrows, frown lines and wrinkles in the forehead. The incisions are typically hidden somewhere along the hairline.
Ultimately, both surgeries can improve your appearance around your eyes, but they do so in different ways while targeting different concerns.
Both your forehead and the skin around your eyes can age you. You might benefit from both eyelid surgery and a brow lift.
Which Procedure Is Right for You?
One procedure isn’t inherently better than the other. To figure out which procedure can best help you meet your goals, you should see a plastic surgeon. Depending on what concerns you have, you might even benefit from getting both procedures done.
To learn more about treatment for saggy eye skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Eric Chang. Call our Columbia, MD office today at 410-740-9330 or reach out through our contact page.