Can You Combine a Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty?

By: Dr. Sang W. Kim


The earliest signs of chronological aging tend to develop in the upper third of the face, to include the eyes and forehead. Brow lift and blepharoplasty procedures correct fat loss, fat shifting and wrinkle development in this area, providing patients with significant anti-aging benefits.

Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Procedures

As skin loses elasticity and collagen in the forehead area due to chronological aging and photoaging, the tissue is vulnerable to the effects of gravity that gradually pulls it down towards the brow. This dynamic forms wrinkles that are typically oriented horizontally across the forehead and may create a hooded appearance just above the eyes. Brow lift surgery tightens the skin to reduce wrinkles and lift the position of the eyebrows.

The benefits of a brow lift stop at the eyebrow line and do not correct the sagging of the upper eyelids. Patients with this condition benefit from a combination of brow lift and blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and fat from the upper periorbital area.

Benefits of Combining Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Procedures

Patients with sagging in the upper eyelid area who only undergo brow lift surgery are often dissatisfied with the results. While the lifting of the forehead and eyebrows does improve appearance, the excess skin in the upper eyelid area hides the top portion of the eyes to produce a tired appearance. Combining the procedures corrects both areas that give the upper third of the face an aged appearance.

Recovery from the Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Procedure

Recovery from a combined brow lift and blepharoplasty procedure averages one to two weeks, although this does vary by patient. The first week is spent at home resting. Swelling is common, and patients are advised to lay with the head elevated. Pain medication is used to manage discomfort, and medicated eye drops help with dry eye symptoms and healing. After one week, most patients are healed adequately to use makeup and go out in public. Bruising can be concealed easily, and sunglasses should be worn outdoors.

Natural Face Clinics Offers Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Procedures for Rochester Men and Women

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sang W. Kim, offers combined brow lift and blepharoplasty procedures for men and women in Rochester and surrounding areas of New York. To learn more, contact us to schedule a consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.