Do people ask if you are tired or angry? Do you feel as if you look tired? With time and gravity, your brow can drop from its youthful position on your face and become heavy, and wrinkles, frown lines, and drooping skin can cause you to look older or tired.
At Bajaj Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anureet Bajaj uses three procedures to help rejuvenate the entire periorbital region, including brow lifts and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Continue reading to learn more about the distinctions between these facial rejuvenation procedures and how they work together to restore youthfulness to your eyes.
What Is Brow Lift Surgery?
A brow lift addresses drooping, sagging brows, and wrinkles that make you look older or convey unintended emotions like sadness or anger. The procedure will elevate your brow, resulting in a natural-looking forehead.
After administering general anesthesia, Dr. Bajaj will make incisions within your hairline, which will allow her to remove the excess skin along your forehead. The entire procedure takes about an hour to complete.
What Happens During Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty addresses concerns like eyelid ptosis, excess skin, fine lines, and puffiness around the upper eyelids. With age, delicate eyelid skin begins to sag and droop – the upper lid skin can rest on your eyelashes making it difficult to apply make up or even obscure your vision. An upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat through a small incision made in the crease of the upper lid.
Lower blepharoplasty focuses on the lowereyelid, which can become puffy as you get older – resulting in ‘underye bags.’ Through a small incision made along your bottom lash line, Dr. Bajaj can reposition skin and fat to restore a smooth, soft, and awake appearance to your eyes.
Choosing Between Blepharoplasty or a Brow Lift
Choosing between a blepharoplasty or a brow lift depends entirely on your goals and what you want to achieve through your aesthetic procedure. The best way to determine which procedure is better for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bajaj. She will examine your features, address your concerns, and discuss your desired results. To help you prepare for your consultation, here is a brief breakdown of what these procedures offer.
Blepharoplasty is ideal for:
- Addressing puffiness and undereye bags
- Reducing sagging upper eyelids
- Improving impaired vision
- Achieving a more open, alert, and awake eye appearance
A brow lift can accomplish the following goals:
- Reduce wrinkles and creases around the brows and forehead
- Minimize drooping, angry-looking brows
- Correct a low or flat eyebrow shape by restoring a natural arch
What Can a Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty Accomplish Together?
Often, patients arrive at their consultation because they are frustrated by a permanently tired expression. Often, they believe a blepharoplasty alone will provide enough rejuvenation, but to achieve a complete, refreshed look, it’s often necessary to address the entire periorbital region through a combined brow lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.
By undergoing both procedures, you can achieve the comprehensive results you desire. A brow lift will relieve the weight of a drooping brow, while giving you a smoother, more refined forehead area. Upper and lower blepharoplasty will address aging eye issues, such as thin, drooping skin and prominent undereye bags. You’ll also find your results last longer by combining these surgeries as the forehead and eyelids tend to age at the same rate. You may also want to consider incorporating other procedures to further refine your results; these may include fractionated CO2 laser to improve the skin quality and fat grafting to restore lost facial volume.
Consult with a Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Bajaj has earned certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Her passion for cosmetic surgery stemmed from witnessing cancer resections while in medical school. She decided to pursue a career in reconstructive surgery because she witnessed how cosmetic procedures can restore self-esteem and improve quality of life.
A consultation with Dr. Bajaj is like having a conversation with a good friend. She will get to know you by asking questions about your goals, lifestyle, and what inspired you to pursue this treatment. By exploring all avenues of what makes you who you are, she can make recommendations and customize your desired procedure to create results that complement every aspect of your appearance and personality.
Dr. Bajaj has created an environment where all patients can feel free to ask questions and voice their concerns. She’ll review the details of your procedure using visual aids to help you understand what to expect and how she will provide your ideal outcome.
Rejuvenate Your Eyes at Bajaj Plastic Surgery
If you are interested in exploring a brow lift, upper or lower blepharoplasty, or a combination of both to help erase years from your appearance, reduce wrinkles along the brow, and open your eyes for a more rested, alert, and brighter look, contact Bajaj Plastic Surgery today! You can reach us by calling (405) 810-8448 or by completing our contact form. Dr. Bajaj and her amazing team of all-female staff are excited to welcome you into the Bajaj family.