When it comes to rejuvenating the upper face and correcting hooded eyes, you’ve got options. Although there are many non-surgical options that can provide great results, sometimes surgery can produce the best results. It might not be as easy as deciding on a single procedure, though, since it can be difficult to distinguish whether an eyelid lift or brow lift is best for sagging or hooded eyes. Here’s a quick guide as you plan your consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery.
The eyelid lift
Also called blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, this procedure is one of the best options for rejuvenating both the upper and lower eyelids. It can do this by removing excess skin and removing fat that can be prone to sagging and deflating as the aging process occurs. It can also be an effective way to correct hooded eyes that are a result of genetics. The eyes are one of the first places to show aging and can sometimes appear disproportionately aged versus the rest of the face. Thus, eyelid surgery can be one of the best ways to rejuvenate the eyes and face for the long-term.
The brow lift
A brow lift focuses on the skin of the forehead and can smooth wrinkles by lifting sagging skin. If you’re experiencing hooded eyes, however, it’s important to consider the brow lift because a heavy forehead can cause loose skin to fall over the crease of the eye. Although Botox can be a great non-surgical option to smooth forehead wrinkles, it may not be able to open the eyes and lift heavy skin. A brow lift is most often combined with a facelift, which focuses primarily on the mid-face.
Which is best for me?
Although it’s nice to have an easy answer, everyone’s anatomy and aesthetic goals are different. For this reason, it’s best to consult with Dr. Erella about your best options. As a very general rule, however, eyelid surgery is often best for patients with hooded or sagging eyes but not showing signs of aging in the forehead or brow area, while a brow lift is best for patients experiencing both. A brow lift can be more invasive and extensive than eyelid surgery, however, so it’s best to explore your non-surgical options first if you’re not ready for an extensive surgical procedure. You may even benefit from a treatment plan of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, so you should be sure to discuss your options.
To begin your eye rejuvenation with Dr. Erella at Aspira Plastic Surgery, contact our Austin office by calling or filling out our online form.