The natural aging process causes skin to sag and loosen, even around the eyes. Surgery is often required to significantly improve drooping skin. You have a number of options when it comes to facial plastic surgery. Here, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. C.B. Boswell discusses two of the most popular facial procedures: brow lift and eyelid surgery.
Eyebrows play an important role in the face’s overall appearance. Even the smallest changes can have a significant impact.
As a person ages, his or her eyebrows can begin to sag and droop. Droopy eyebrows can make a person look tired, sad or even angry. Droopy eyebrows can also make a person look older. Improving the position of the eyebrows can improve a person’s facial appearance, making him or her look younger and more refreshed.
Brow lift, also called forehead lift, is a surgical procedure to raise the eyebrows. It rejuvenates the forehead, creating a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Brow lift is best for those with low, sagging brows or uneven brows.
During the procedure, the plastic surgeon removes excess forehead tissue and skin, repositions the forehead muscles and tissues and tightens the forehead skin. Within a few weeks of brow lift patients can expect to see a more refreshed and relaxed face. Notably, their eyebrows should be raised, and their forehead smoothed.
If you have droopy upper eyelids or baggy lower lids, then eyelid surgery may be best for you. Droopy eyelids can make a person look older than they are and tired (even when they are well-rested). Some patients even have vision issues due to their droopy eyelids.
Eyelid surgery can improve the overall appearance of a person’s eyelids. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon removes excess fat, skin and muscle from the eyelids. Most patients can go out in public within two weeks following the procedure. After eyelid surgery, patients should notice that their eyes and face look more rested and refreshed.
Which Procedure Is Best for Your Drooping Skin?
Ultimately, the decision between brow lift and eyelid surgery is up to you and your plastic surgeon. The best way to make the decision is to have an honest conversation with your plastic surgeon about your facial concerns and expectations for the procedure.
Contact BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center Today
If you struggle with drooping skin around your eyes, contact BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center in St. Louis to discuss your facial surgery options. Schedule your consultation by calling (314) 628-8200 or filling out our online contact form.