It is a common misconception that a facelift is all you need to restore a youthful appearance. A facelift only corrects the lower portion of your face around the cheeks, jaws, and neck, but many signs of aging develop around the eyes and on the upper half of the face. To get a fully rejuvenated facial appearance, you should also consider a brow lift and/or an eyelid lift.
The procedure that will benefit you most ultimately depends on what you desire to correct on your face. Do drooping eyelids make you look constantly fatigued? Does a sagging brow make you appear worn out? Both are caused by the weakening of the underlying musculature that gravity pulls downwards, and each requires a different technique to correct.
Forehead wrinkles and a drooping brow can make you appear constantly angry, tired, or sad. These conditions develop over the years and can be exacerbated by sun exposure, smoking, and your natural facial movements. Brow lift surgery is performed to lift the muscle structures and restore a smooth and youthful brow and forehead. One of many techniques may be utilized depending on your aesthetic goals.
- Temporal Brow Lift: focuses on creating a pleasing contour along the brow line.
- Forehead Lift: uses an endoscopic approach, which allows the muscles to be tightened through small incisions. This technique results in less swelling, bruising, and bleeding.
- Periorbital Rejuvenation: corrects brows that sag laterally rather than centrally or vertically.
- Coronal Brow Lift: utilizes incisions from one ear to the other within the hairline, which helps hide any resulting scarring.
- Direct Brow Lift: uses an incision near the brow and lifts the muscles.
Flabby, hooded eyelids can severely age the face. Eyelid lift surgery corrects sagging eyelids as well as crow’s feet, upper and lower lid creases, puffiness, and dark undereye circles. Correcting the eyelids can brighten your whole facial appearance and can even correct impaired vision.
- Transconjunctival approach goes through the tear trough the reach the underlying muscles of the lower lid.
- Transcutaneous approach accesses the muscle structure through an incision in the skin.
- Fat lipolysis removes excess fat from the lower eyelid.
- Erbium YAG lasers offer non-invasive treatment to correct crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes.
For many patients, it isn’t just one area of the face that has signs of aging. When multiple areas need to be corrected, you can combine procedures to save time and money. Brow and eyelid lifts can be combined to rejuvenate the entire upper portion of the face. If you desire a full facial rejuvenation, consider combining both techniques with a facelift, which targets the lower half of your face.
If you are tired of having a sagging, aged facial appearance, schedule your consultation with Dr. Agullo today in El Paso or Las Cruces. Contact our office by calling (915) 590-7900, or fill out our online contact form here for more information.