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Eyelid Lift vs. Brow Lift – Which Do I Need?

Over time, gravity takes a toll on the upper and lower eyelids and forehead. These signs of aging often make you appear older, tired, or even angry. Eyelid lifts and brow lifts can address these concerns and remove years from your appearance.

At MacDonald Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald helps you determine whether an eyelid lift or brow lift will best suit your unique aesthetic needs.

What Is an Eyelid Lift?

Eyelid lifts, or blepharoplasties, are surgical procedures that remove the excess skin, tighten the muscles of your upper and lower lids, and remove fatty tissue. Dr. MacDonald makes these improvements through a small incision along your upper eyelid’s natural fold or just below the eyelashes for the lower lids.

Vancouver eyelid lift improves issues like these:

  • Loose or sagging skin that interrupts your natural upper eyelid contour, impairing vision
  • Fatty deposits that cause puffy-looking eyelids
  • Prominent undereye bags
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids

What Is a Brow Lift?

Brow lifts are surgical procedures that remove redundant forehead skin and reposition the eyebrows. This operation requires small incisions hidden within your hairline or just at the brow for a younger, smoother appearance.

By repositioning your eyebrows, a brow lift in Vancouver can improve the appearance of:

  • Eyebrows that have lost their arch
  • Drooping or uneven eyebrows
  • Tired or angry brow appearance
  • Sagging brows that hood the upper eyelids

Which Procedure Is Right for You?

Each patient’s facial anatomy and aging concerns are unique. The best way to learn more about these surgical options is to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled surgeon like Dr. MacDonald.

If you have significant skin laxity or puffiness in your eyelids, you may significantly benefit from blepharoplasty surgery. On the other hand, if your forehead sags to a point that it obscures your eyes, you are likely a good candidate for a brow lift. 

There are also many benefits to combining your eyelid lift and brow lift in Vancouver. Optimal rejuvenation results often rely on enhancing multiple areas at once. Combining procedures allows you to significantly improve the upper two-thirds of your face for dramatic, natural-looking results. Also, pairing procedures is more cost-effective because it eliminates the need to pay extra surgical fees.

Dr. Jeannie MacDonald – Your Vancouver Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift Expert

When you’re looking to restore your youthful appearance, choose a board-certified expert. Dr. MacDonald aims to develop a unique procedural plan to ensure natural-looking results from your eyelid lift or brow lift. Her dedication to excellent patient outcomes makes her one of the best facial rejuvenation providers in Vancouver.

Schedule a consultation to learn more about working with Dr. MacDonald and her friendly staff to achieve your aesthetic goals.