Blepharoplasty or Brow Lift?

john leroy blepharoplastyJudging a person’s age is not always easy, but if they have drooping eyelids, it’s much easier. Luckily my blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) patients don’t have to worry about their eyes giving away their true age. A blepharoplasty procedure improves the appearance of aging eyes.

The eyes can show signs of aging a couple of different ways. At times, the upper eyelids begin to sag and produce a hooded appearance remedied with an upper blepharoplasty. Fat pockets on the lower eyelid that cause the eyes to look puffy can be eliminated along with wrinkles using a lower blepharoplasty. However, some patients benefit most from combining both upper and lower blepharoplasty.

Sometimes, this aged eye appearance isn’t caused by excess fat and sagging skin of the eyelid at all, but by wrinkling and excess skin of the forehead. This type of concern can be eliminated with brow lift surgery. During a brow lift, I lift and/or remove excess skin on the brow that contributes to forehead wrinkles and drooping eyebrows.

Some patients are concerned with the appearance of their eyes, but their condition isn’t severe enough to merit the full eyelid procedure. For these patients, I also offer Band Aid Blepharoplasty and Band Aid Brow Lift, which are minimally invasive versions of my traditional blepharoplasty and brow lift. Like the rest of my Band Aid procedures (Band Aid Tummy Tuck, Band Aid Facelift and Band Aid Liposuction), I perform Band Aid Blepharoplasty and Band Aid Brow Lift under gentle numbing (local anesthesia) right in my office.

Without proper training, it’s difficult for patients to know which facial cosmetic surgery will best suit their needs. I often see patients who think they need a blepharoplasty, but actually need a brow lift. Likewise, I see patients who are in a consultation for a traditional facelift, but their signs of aging really only call for a Band Aid Facelift. Therefore, if you’re concerned with the look of your eyes (or any other body part), but aren’t positive which one of these procedures will suit your needs; it’s best to schedule a consultation. For more information on the plastic surgery procedures I offer, visit my website and keep reading my blog.