The ageing process affects all areas of the face, however, the eyes often show ageing features most prominently. A browlift procedure and eyelid surgery can be performed at the same time or separately.
Tackling each of the many individual components of the human ageing process is a highly complex and delicate activity. The soft tissues of the brow interact with the soft tissue of the eyelid as one harmonious unit. The lifting of the brow often has an impact on the looseness of the eyelid skin. The surgical refinement the upper eyelid region may, in addition, pull the eyebrows to a lower than preferred position. In expert hands, Browlift and blepharoplasty surgery are entirely complementary procedures.
The two procedures of browlift and blepharoplasty can address different issues associated with the facial ageing process:
- A Browlift will lift the eyebrows to their former elevated position based on patient preference, creating a rejuvenated look.
- Vertical frown musculature can also be surgically treated at the time of Browlift, minimising the vertical lines between the eyebrows.
- Redundant upper eyelid skin and prominent fat pads can be addressed with blepharoplasty at the same time as a browlift procedure.
- Loose skin and dropping of the upper eyelid regions can be treated with upper blepharoplasty as an isolated procedure or may require a browlift.