Brow Lift or Eyelid Surgery And Other Alternatives
In our association with patients, we receive inquiries regarding brow lift or eyelid surgery for saggy eyelids and different concerns. Both eyelid surgery and the brow lift are enormous name techniques, yet what precisely they do isn’t as clear to the overall population. We’d like to get a kick out of the chance to clear up some of the misinformation.
In this article, we’ll clarify what a brow lift is and what sort of patients it’s best for. Causes of droopy eyelids will be discussed and best and safest ways in which patients can remedy such droopy eyelids to make a a determination of whether brow lift or eyelid surgery is right for you.
WHAT IS A BROW LIFT?
Brow lift: also known as eyelid reconstruction or forehead lift, can give the patient a younger, fresher look by removing wrinkles from the forehead, and raising the position of the eyebrow through the use of less invasive and none-obvious surgical procedure.
Brow lift surgical procedure is done with an entry point or cuts over the forehead with an endoscope and the manipulation of the facial muscles, tissue and bones around the forehead.
WHO SHOULD GET A BROW LIFT?
Numerous patients search out an eyebrow lift to treat sagging brows or sunken eyelids. The eyebrows are repositioned with small incisions to make the face tighter and less droopy.
Patients that have drooping eyelids as well as brows commonly have at least one of the accompanying issues:
1. They were conceived with low, drooping brows.
2. Their brows have hung somewhat with age.
3. They have additional skin or fat in their upper eyelids.
4. They have ptosis, a condition that keeps the eyelid from opening as wide as it should.
Every one of the four of these issues can cause sagging eyelids, however we’ll concentrate on the initial three. The initial three points raised above are likely to get more awful the older we get, in light of the fact that the fat beneath our eyebrows contracts, or flattens, as we grow older. Be that as it may, we need to repeat that this procedure is extremely slight. When we educate other doctors about using brow lift or eyelid surgery, we regularly demonstrate these photos of ourselves to outline exactly how brows droop after some time:
Going back to the initial three issues we depicted above, which deteriorate with age. Different doctors treat these issues in various ways, yet more much of the time, brow lifts are used for the first issue– brows that have dependably been low. Why? After some time, specialists’ instruments and inclinations have changed. Presently, specialists frequently want to utilize non-surgical systems or eyelid surgery to adjust additional skin, since they feel that more regular looking outcomes can be accomplished with less invasive procedures. This is the vision at our practice.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO A BROW LIFT?
At our practice, patients can settle drooping eyelids and additionally sagging brows with a scope of techniques.
On the off chance that your brows have started to hang with age (#2 above), dermal fillers or potentially Botox may give an answer. These are both non-obtrusive systems that include practically zero downtime. Here’s the means by which they work:
1. Dermal fillers can help settle drooping upper eyelids by reestablishing lost volume to the brows. This gives them the regular fullness they once had, which at that point lifts the eyelids somewhat and makes them look as they did when you were younger.
2. Botox can fix drooping upper eyelids by relaxing the muscles that draw down on your brows when your face is very still. Truly there are muscles “pulling” down on your brows and also muscles holding them up. After some time, the base muscles can overwhelm the upper muscles, pulling your brows and eyelids down to a listing position. Be that as it may, once Botox is added, your brows can now rise slightly to a more stylishly satisfying position, lifting your drooping eyelid skin up with them.
For patients with additional skin as well as fat in their upper eyelids (#3 above), we normally recommend upper eyelid surgery. In this surgery, we evacuate or reposition tissue in the drooping eyelids to give them smooth, young forms. This outcomes in a more invigorated, alluring appearance for the patient without the need to move the brows from the position at which they’ve generally refreshed. Thus, we trust patients are more averse to look “like they’ve had work done” when they get eyelid surgery rather than a brow lift, and consequently, we prescribe eyelid surgery to those patients for whom it is a suitable alternative.
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The measure of time it takes to recuperate from eyelid surgeries and brow lifts relies upon the people and the techniques utilized, however when all is said in done, the two strategies have equivalent recuperation times. To know more about forehead or eyebrow surgery, and also cost and time for recuperation, check through our eyebrow/eyelid surgery page.
THE BOTTOM LINE
When confronting drooping brows and eyelids, numerous patients ponder whether they ought to get a brow lift or eyelid surgery, and possibly alternate procedures. While the brow lift can be an extraordinary choice for patients with normally low brows, we trust that dermal fillers, Botox, as well as eyelid surgery are a superior course of treatment for generally patients. These medicines can settle drooping around there while keeping the brows as close as conceivable to their normal positions.
In spite of the fact that there is not a viable replacement for a discussion with a qualified corrective specialist, we trust this article has helped you consider these strategies and measure your choices!
Interested to know more about brow lift or eyelid surgery in Santa Barbara? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure? Schedule your plastic surgery consultation today! Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280