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Should I Consider a Brow Lift or a Facelift?

Posted September 30, 2020 in Brow Lift / Forehead Lift, Facelift

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Undergoing facial plastic surgery is an investment. You want to make an informed decision on which plastic surgery procedure is right for you based on your cosmetic goals. However, you may feel overwhelmed by all of the information. 

A brow lift seems very similar to facelift surgery, so how do you know which one is best for you? It is important to understand the benefits of each procedure to determine which technique will best suit your needs. 

What Are the Benefits of a Brow Lift? 

Before and after image of a brow lift performed in Beverly Hills, CA.

Improved Expressions

We use facial expressions to nonverbally communicate how we are feeling. Drooping eyebrows can create the appearance of sadness or anger. During a brow lift, your surgeon will surgically reposition the brows higher onto your face, making it easier to show your true emotions through proper facial expression. 

Smoothed Forehead Wrinkles or Frown Lines 

As we age, we develop wrinkles in our faces, including in our forehead. Even with proper skin care, it can be impossible to reduce the look of these stubborn wrinkles non-surgically. A brow lift works to smooth out wrinkles on the forehead to create a more youthful and alert appearance.

Improved Vision 

Extreme eyebrow drooping can obstruct your vision. If you are experiencing this obstruction of vision, an eyebrow lift can improve your vision by making it easier to see without your eyebrows being in the way. 

What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

Before and after image showing the results of a male facelift performed in Beverly Hills, CA.

Smoothed Wrinkles

A facelift works to treat the lower face and neck. Facial wrinkles can be frustrating, especially when they are impossible to conceal. A facelift helps smooth wrinkles on the lower two-thirds of the face to restore youthfulness. 

Reduced Appearance of Sagging Skin 

Sagging skin is common with age. A facelift works to tighten and remove excess skin from the lower face and neck to reduce the appearance of sagging skin, creating a more youthful appearance.

Improved Facial Contours

A facelift can help improve and define your natural facial contours by smoothing out your skin and eliminating sagging jowls. This helps create a more defined bone structure and jawline.

What Are the Similarities Between a Brow Lift and Facelift? 

The goal of both a brow lift and a facelift is to provide patients with a more alert and youthful appearance. The brow lift targets the upper part of the face, including the eyebrows and forehead. A facelift works to remove excess skin and eliminate wrinkles in the lower two-thirds of the face, such as the lower cheeks, chin, and neck. These procedures can help eliminate aging signs and increase the patient’s overall confidence. For patients who may have concerns that are more focused specifically around their eyes, Dr. Calabria offers blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Eyelid surgery helps improve aging signs that are located around and under the eyelids. 

Interested in Learning More? 

If you are interested in learning more about the difference between a facelift and a brow lift, and which one is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Calabria by calling 310-879-1488 or filling out our online contact form. 

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