Time, stress, and aging can have a negative effect on the face. No matter how much precaution is taken, eventually the face will develop wrinkles and signs of aging. For some, this comes much earlier than others. This is no reason to fret. Dr. Brent knows exactly what you need to counteract the signs of aging in your face. He will be able to determine if a blepharoplasty or brow lift in Beverly Hills is right for you, and how to bring a youthful shine back to your face.
What is a Brow Lift in Beverly Hills?
A brow lift is meant to get rid of wrinkles and frown lines on the face. It also addresses a sagging brow to bring a more youthful appearance to the forehead. A brow lift in Beverly Hills is sometimes referred to as a forehead lift as well.
Sagging skin and wrinkles can make the face look tired and angry. The brow lift is meant to address this and make the skin on the upper face tight again. This will turn the demeanor of the face into a more approachable look. This procedure has a low impact on the patient’s life and does not typically involve pain.
The major part of recovery only takes 2 weeks, and after a month, your back to your life as normal. Because there are incisions made, there will be some type of adhesive or suture used. A brow lift in Beverly Hills is quite common and can have a real impact on your life and confidence.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty addresses the eyes rather than the brow or forehead. It is also known as eyelid surgery. Sagging skin around the eyes happens over time due to the weakening of the muscles in that area. This can make your eyes look tired, your whole face older, and can actually cause vision impairment. If there is excess fat around the eyes, it can block the peripheral vision.
Performing a blepharoplasty will help bring a vibrant youthfulness to the face, and can correct vision impairment. It is both aesthetic and functional. The main time of recovery takes about two weeks until your life can begin getting back to normal. There are stitches involved, and strenuous activity will need to be avoided.
What is the Difference Between a Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty?
The main difference is the area of the incision. For a brow lift, the incision is made above the brow to tighten the upper part of the face. For a blepharoplasty, the incisions are either right above the eye or right below the eye. This is dependent on where the focus of the procedure needs to be. Although the eyelids and eyebrows are close to each other, they are not the same thing.
Each procedure addresses problem areas in a hyper-focused manner. One will focus on the skin surrounding the eyes, while the other focuses on the skin above the eyes. They both help you achieve a more youthful look but do so by targeting separate areas of the face. One last difference is that a brow lift won’t usually fix vision problems, but a blepharoplasty can help correct a block to the peripheral.
Which is Right For You?
This is the big question because you want to elect the procedure that is going to be the most effective. Ultimately, using the experience and guidance of a professional is important. Getting an in-office evaluation from a top plastic surgeon will be the biggest deciding factor. It all depends on the severity of the droopiness and the excess fat around the eyes.
Another major factor is if you’ve already had a blepharoplasty. If you’ve had eyelid surgery already, chances are doing it again won’t work. In these cases, a brow lift would be the preferable option. Dr. Brent is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and has done enough of these procedures to know exactly what is right for you.
Dr. Brent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Double board certified, he received his training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF and UCLA. Dr. Moelleken is one of three specialty-trained surgeons in the world to complete the year-long Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He maintains the prestigious F.A.C.S. degree and is a member of the ASPS and ASAPS.