Eyelid Surgery, Brow Lift Or Something Else For Droopy Eyelids?

When people have a droopy eyelid, they are often confused about whether to undergo a brow lift or eyelid surgery. Both these procedures are quite well-known but many people don’t know exactly what they are. Here’s the information that you may find useful if you too are caught in the same dilemma.


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What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is actually a facelift for the upper part of the face; it’s a surgery which lifts brows and forehead.

Keep in mind that brows here mean not just the lines of hair above our eyes but also the platform of fatty tissue on which they are supported. You should remember that this fatty tissue lies between our brows and bone structure.

Brow lift procedure is performed with an incision or incisions above the hairline (which may be reduced for some patients by using a surgical instrument known as an endoscope) and surgical management of the tissue, muscle and skin of the brows and forehead.

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Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Brow Lift?

Several patients go for a brow lift to rectify hooded i.e. drooping eyelids or drooping brows. There is a close connection between the eyelids and brows; hence, drooping of brows usually leads to apparent drooping of eyelids.

People with sagging brows and/or eyelids usually have one or more of the following problems:

  • They were born with drooping brows
  • Their brows drooped a bit with age
  • They have surplus fat and/or skin in their upper eyelids
  • They have ptosis that prevents the eyelid from opening as wide as it naturally should

All the four problems can lead to the appearance of drooping eyelids, but the first three can become a bit worse with age, because the fatty tissue below our brows shrinks or decreases with age.

You can envision this condition as your brows in the form of small inflated balloons horizontally stretched over your eyes.

If now, some air is let out of from these balloons, they wouldn’t be smooth and taut any longer, but they would start drooping from their original positions. So, now you can get an idea what happens to the tissue in our brows with age.

However, you need not be worried because this process is very minor. The brows will droop very little over time.

Back to the first three problems mentioned above, they are treated by different doctors in different ways. However, increasingly brow lifts are being used only for the first one, i.e. drooping brows since birth.

Why is it so? Doctors’ tools and likings have changed over time. Today doctors generally prefer using non-surgical procedures to rectify surplus skin, since they feel that they can achieve more natural-looking results with less invasive procedures.


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Alternatives to Brow Lift

If your brows have started drooping with age, two alternatives to brow lift are dermal fillers and/or Botox. Both of them are non-invasive and involve little to no downtime.

Dermal Fillers

Sagging upper eyelids can be fixed with dermal fillers by regaining the lost volume of the brows. This way their natural fullness is back because of which eyelids are lifted slightly and look more like they did in the young age.


Sagging upper eyelids can also be fixed by Botox by relaxing the muscles that pull down your brows while your face is at rest. Yes, there are muscles for pulling down as well as holding up your brows.

Over time, the top muscles are overpowered by the bottom ones, pulling your eyelids and brows down to a sagging position. However, with the application of Botox, your brows can lift a bit to a more aesthetically pleasing position, raising your sagging eyelid skin up with them.

Thus, you can visit https://www.naveensomia.com.au/eyelid-surgery-sydney and get the eyelid surgery done or take up one of the above options and rectify your eyelids and/or brows.

Ellen Cone