Should I get a browlift or eyelift or both?

A browlift raises the eyebrows upward to improve droopy brows, while a blepharoplasty takes away extra eyelid skin.  When people age, the eyebrows tend to descend and create more tissue in the upper eyelid area.  Lifting the eyebrows can move this accumulated tissue away from the upper eyelid.  Sometimes removing tissue from the upper eyelid can enhance the total appearance of the eyebrow and upper eyelids.  How do you know what to do? Well your surgeon will help you with that.  But essentially your eyebrow should be above your eyelashes by about the width of the colored portion of your eye (or iris).  To have a more awake look, this can be a little more.  When it becomes more than 1 1/2 of an iris width a surprised look begins to be sensed by the viewer.  After determining the ideal height of the eyebrow, any extra eyelid skin can be removed to enhance the whole upper eyelid, eyebrow region.   In terms of numbers, the eyebrow should be at least 1.2cm away from the eyelashes and not more than 1.8cm away to avoid the surprised look.  If the eyebrow is already 1.2 to 1.8cm away from the eyelashes, an upper eyelift could be the only thing you need.  Even better, as you age, you really lose volume throughout your whole face.  Volumizing is a great alternative to the incisions that are necessary with browlifts and eyelifts.  Volumizing can be used to elevate the eyebrows, fill in the upper eyelids in a natural way with incisions, significant discomfort that is associated with older, traditional procedures like the eyebrow lift and eyelift / blepharoplasty.  This is where the YoungVolumizer can help.  The YoungVolumizer is a procedure I developed to volumize your face in a natural way with your own tissues and without incisions, and the discomfort of traditional, older procedures.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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