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Blepharoplasty or Browlift

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 10:06 PM Comments comments (306)
Blepharoplasty or Brow lift?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and muscle from both the upper and lower eyelids along with underlying fatty tissue.  Blepharoplasty can improve drooping skin and bagginess.  It can help improve vision in older patients who have hooding of their upper eyelids.  Although it can add an upper eyelid crease to the Asian eyelid, it will not erase evidence of one's racial or ethnic heritage.  Blepharoplasty will not remove "crows feet" or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes or lift sagging eyebrows.
Brow lift.   The forehead and eyebrow region often show noticeable signs of aging. Looseness in these structures may cause drooping eyebrows, eyelid hooding, forehead furrows, and frown lines.  In brow lift surgery, the structures responsible for these problems are tightened or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the upper eyebrows, and improve frown lines.  A brow lift may be performed alone, or in conjunction with other procedures, such as a face lift, or eyelid surgery.
It's very important to understand which surgery would benefit you most.For example;  If you had a Blepharoplasty and had really needed a Brow lift your eyes would look worse with  99% chance they could not be corrected.  On the other hand, if you had a brow lift and needed a Blepharoplasty, you would end up with that surprised lifted look to your brows and still maintain the hooded eyelids.
In order for you to know what would work best is simple.  Look at yourself in the mirror.  Is your eyebrow is resting on your brow bone?  Then chances are you may be in need of only a blepharoplasty.  If your eyebrow however, is resting below your brow bone, chances are you may need a brow lift.  And then there are always the instances where you need both.  If when lifting your eyebrows manually with your fingers you find the hooding over your eyelids have not receded, chances are that you may need both the Brow lift and Blepharoplasty.
Brow lifts are now done Endoscopically.  That means no more large incisions!  You will have three small incisions, no more than one inch in diameter in your hairline, and depending on your surgeons preference you may have three small screws or three dissolvable velcro pads inserted.
As with all surgeries there is always the risk of bleeding, infection, scarring, skin contour irregularities, change in skin sensation & blindness.  And as with all surgeries>>>> Make sure your doctor is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.  Have this Board Certified Plastic Surgeon show you before and after pictures of his work.  Ask him questions.  Get a list of patients that he/she has operated on and call them.  This is your face, do your homework.
This surgery will last you a lifetime.
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Until Next Month,