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Brow Lift, Double Eyelid Surgery, Upper Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty and Brow Lift: Restore Your Youthful Sparkle

Guide:

Why Combine Blepharoplasty and Brow Lift?

Eyelid surgery, medically deemed blepharoplasty, is a procedure to restore or reshape the eyes for cosmetic or functional purposes. It can be tailored to target the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both simultaneously. Eyelid surgery is popular for various people, not just those wanting to address their aging eyes. Some reasons people consider blepharoplasty include:

  • Remove excess skin and fat from droopy upper eyelids 
  • Remove and reposition excess skin, fat, and muscle from under-eye bags
  • Create the appearance of a natural upper eyelid crease for those not genetically born with one
  • Achieve larger, wider, brighter-looking eyes
  • Address skin that’s impairing peripheral vision

A brow lift sometimes called the forehead lift, is an aesthetic procedure for correcting heavy, saggy eyebrows that come with aging and may cause someone to appear more mature than they are, and even make them look tired or angry all the time. Brow lifts can also smooth out forehead lines while lifting the brows, hence why they are sometimes referred to as forehead lifts.

There are several types of brow lift procedures, such as the endoscopic brow lift, but all share the same goal of lifting the eyebrows and making them appear more shapely and youthful. 

It’s common for people wanting to address droopy upper eyelids to combine their eyelid lift with a brow lift for more comprehensive results. This is because some of the sagging may be from the eyebrows, not just the eyelids. The upper blepharoplasty focuses on removing excess skin, muscle, and fat, so it makes sense to address these same concerns within the brow and forehead area, for a complete upper facial rejuvenation. 

Patients wanting to address obstructed vision due to excess sagging skin, fat, and muscle usually combine their blepharoplasty with a brow lift significantly improving their ability to see.

According to an article published in the National Library of Medicine, the brow lift is often combined with blepharoplasty as it promotes more complete and dramatic upper facial and periorbital rejuvenation. 

Blepharoplasty and Brow Lift Cost

Over 5,000 reviews from patients on RealSelf indicate that the average cost of blepharoplasty is $4,950.

$4,950, but can be much higher or lower depending on geographic location and the surgeon’s experience. The average cost of a brow lift according to RealSelf is $7,500, but this can also vary. 

When combining eyelid surgery with a brow lift, you can expect to pay around $12,450. This can also vary widely depending on your surgeon’s fees, whether your procedure is done in a private surgical facility or a hospital, various recovery supplies such as pain and infection prevention medications, and who is administering your anesthesia.

Most plastic surgery offices offer financing plans. In some rare cases, a brow lift and blepharoplasty can be covered by insurance in the sagging is impairing vision.

Benefits of Combining Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift

When looking at the features of the face comprehensively rather than individually, you can develop a plan that improves the face as a whole, rather than making one area look fantastic and ignoring the rest. AEDIT says combining your blepharoplasty and brow lift may help you achieve more natural and long-lasting results if you’re concerned about droopy lids.

Benefits of combining eyelid surgery and brow lift include:

  • Any type of surgery involves some discomfort, including blepharoplasty and brow lift. 
  • Combining the two procedures into one surgery can reduce the time you may experience any discomfort.
  • You’ll only have one recovery period that often lasts for a week or two, not two separate recoveries. If you have a busy schedule, being able to cut downtime in half by getting the two procedures simultaneously makes the most sense.
  • You achieve your goals much quicker than getting separate procedures as you don’t need to wait for your body to recover between surgeries. It’s also better for your body to have one surgery rather than multiple. Any type of surgery takes a toll on the body as it heals.
  • It’s more cost-effective to combine eyelid surgery and brow lift than to get multiple surgeries as it only requires one surgeon’s fee, one anesthesia fee, and one facility fee. Aside from the surgery, you may save money on recovery items like medication or bandages.
  • You will achieve more comprehensive facial and periorbital rejuvenation than with a blepharoplasty alone.
  • You will have better, longer-lasting improvements with concerns such as ptosis, asymmetries, sagging, and impaired vision than with eyelid surgery alone.
  • You only need to go under general anesthesia once. This is excellent for people who lead busy lives, as general anesthesia can leave patients feeling fatigued for weeks.

Blepharoplasty And Brow Lift Before and After

Endoscopic Brow Lift + Upper Blepharoplasty

This patient is shown two months after an endoscopic brow lift with an upper blepharoplasty. Notice how the two procedures combined helped her achieve a more powerful rejuvenation. No more sagging or ptosis from the brows or the upper eyelids. No more asymmetric eyes or brows, and a much bigger, brighter gaze!

Ready to restore your eyes and brows for a brighter, happier, younger appearance? Request a consultation with Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva to discuss your concerns and discover if blepharoplasty with a brow lift is your best treatment plan.