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Eyelid vs. Eyebrow Surgery

Our eyes are one of the most distinctive features of our body and personality. But it’s not only because of their natural beauty. Through our eyes, we communicate feelings and emotions, which are crucial in our social interactions and relationships. Nothing causes a better first impression than a confident and fresh look.

Because of this, many patients consult about treatments to rejuvenate their look and facial appearance. And the two procedures that usually come up during these consultations are eyelid surgery and brow lifts.

However, in these conversations, we also found that few people fully understand the differences between these two procedures. Eyelids and eyebrows are close, so it’s expected that people think these treatments have similar intentions. But the truth is, eyelid surgery and brow lifts are two very different surgeries that deal with different aspects of your facial appearance.

Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty improves your eye contours. Eyelid surgery tightens eyelid skin, corrects droopy upper eyelids, and addresses fat deposits, reducing bagginess under the eyes. At the same time, this surgical procedure also deals with facial aging signs, as it removes or at least smooths the dreaded crow’s feet.

Eyelid surgery has both functional and aesthetic benefits. Droopy eyelids affect the functionality of the eyes, as they limit your field of vision. By surgically correcting this issue, your eyes can stay open wider, longer, and with less effort. In addition to this functional aspect, eyelid surgery patients can dramatically rejuvenate their eye contours, obtaining a more rested and alert appearance.

Eyebrow Surgery or Brow Lift

Through eyebrow surgery, Dr. Gale can tighten the skin of your brow and forehead. This procedure brings multiple cosmetic benefits, as it improves both your appearance and facial expressions. There are different surgical techniques for eyebrow surgery, each of which has its own advantages and indications. However, as a general rule, they all share the same goal of rejuvenating the upper third of your face.

Unlike eyelid surgery, brow lifts work on both your skin and the muscles underneath. Besides getting rid of sagging skin, laxity, wrinkles, furrows, and expression lines, they also tighten and tone your facial muscles. As a result, patients can express their emotions better. Patients with these facial issues are sometimes wrongly accused of being angry or tired, but this is only a consequence of their tired facial appearance and not their real feelings.

Which Procedure is Right for Me?

Well, this will only depend on your current facial condition and cosmetic goals. A brow lift is a perfect choice if you are worried about wrinkles, frowns, or expression lines. But if you are more interested in refreshing your look and improving your eye contours, you may opt for eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery & Brow lift in Salt Lake City & Riverton, UT

Are you thinking of rejuvenating your look? Maybe one of these procedures is the right option for you. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Gale and find out how you can benefit from these procedures. He will use his vast experience and clinical knowledge to make personalized recommendations.