Alert eyes and eyebrows help to capture people’s attention when you speak. However, some people have an overly prominent brow line, which can start to soften with age. As the years go by, gently sagging skin on the forehead and brow ridge can leave you with eyes that have a hooded appearance.
In many of these cases, the gradual development of skin aging can also cause the upper and lower eyelids to droop. Certain individuals also start to develop bags or subcutaneous deposits of fat under their eyes. The net effect of these changes can leave you looking sleepy or even older.
Fortunately, there are a few options to help address these issues. Many people with hooded eyebrows and sagging eyelids will come to our practice to see if they are a good candidate for a brow lift. There are different incision strategies that our surgeon might recommend. The one that is right for you will depend on the characteristics of your forehead and eyebrows as well as your personal preference.
If you have minimal sagging skin on the forehead, yet your brow ridge has started to soften, we might recommend an eyebrow or mid-forehead incision. This technique addresses the eyebrows specifically with little to no tissues being excised.
For a more notable case of skin aging that affects the eyebrows, forehead and eyes, our surgeon might recommend a brow lift that calls for making an incision near or within the hairline. This incision strategy will effectively raise and tighten the skin of your forehead, which also improves the appearance of the eyebrows.
Some patients interested in a brow lift are also interested in eyelid rejuvenation. The procedure can often be performed in conjunction with the brow lift to improve the area in a single outpatient appointment.
Eyelid rejuvenation involves making careful incisions in the natural creases of the upper eyelid. A minuscule amount of skin is excised, which tightens the upper eyelid as well as the surrounding tissues. If the lower eyelid has started to soften and sag, it can also be addressed. In a situation like this, our surgeon can gain access to any bags under your eyes to carefully remove or shape the subcutaneous pockets of fat.
If you have sagging brows and tired-looking eyes, you should contact our cosmetic experts to see if you are a good candidate for a brow lift. Our team will be happy to see you for a consultation, so set up an appointment today!