Posted in Face on November 26, 2023

In the world of plastic surgery, terminology can sometimes become puzzling. To those outside the industry, terms like "Upper Blepharoplasty" and "Brow Lift" might sound quite similar, suggesting changes to the same facial region. However, while both are designed to rejuvenate the appearance around the eyes, they serve different, yet complementary, purposes. 

Watch in this video as Dr. Ennis detail the differences between these two procedures and how they can be combined to provide an even more youthful appearance.

What do Brow Lifts do? What do Upper Blepharoplasty’s do?

Imagine your face as a stage and your eyes as the main attraction. In this analogy, brow lifts would be the act of raising the curtains of the face, while upper blepharoplasty is more like trimming the drapes to give a clearer view.

The objective of a brow lift is to subtly elevate the brow, ensuring it's positioned about two fingerprints above the bone. Particularly in women, this adjustment helps in accentuating the peak of the brow, making it prominent about two-thirds of the way out. As a result, brow lifts give the eyebrows a beautifully sculpted arch along the sides, enhancing the overall facial aesthetics.

On the other hand, an upper blepharoplasty focuses on the upper eyelid, removing excess skin that may cause drooping or sagging, obscuring the eye and often giving a tired appearance.

Are the Procedure Steps Different Between Men and Women?

The steps for these procedures can indeed differ based on gender. For women, brow lifts are usually the first port of call. This ensures the brows are correctly positioned and have that elegant arch, emphasizing femininity. Following this, any additional changes with an upper blepharoplasty can be determined.

In contrast, for men, the initial focus is on the upper blepharoplasty. This provides a more alert and rejuvenated eye appearance without overly elevating the brows, which can sometimes feminize the male face. After addressing the eyelids, the necessity of a brow lift is then assessed.

Can You Combine a Brow Lift With Blepharoplasty?

Yes, you can! Combining these two procedures can maximize the rejuvenating effect around the eyes. By addressing both the brow position and excess eyelid skin, patients can achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. It's essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide guidance on the best course of action tailored to individual facial structures and desired outcomes.

Book Your Consultation with Ennis Plastic Surgery Today

If you're contemplating facial rejuvenation and are keen to "turn the clock back", look no further than the expertise of Dr. L. Scott Ennis at Ennis Plastic Surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ennis possesses the skill, precision, and aesthetic eye to help patients achieve their desired look. Located in the picturesque Boca Raton, FL, Ennis Plastic Surgery offers a suite of treatment options tailored to your needs.

Your journey towards a youthful appearance starts with a consultation. Reach out to Ennis Plastic Surgery today, and let us guide you towards the best version of yourself. For appointments and more information, contact us today.

To book a consultation click here or call 561-405-9020.

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