Your eyes make a significant impact on your overall appearance. If they look rested and if your eyelids look smooth-skinned, you will give people a very different impression about your age and physical state than if your eyes are tired-looking, heavy-lidded, or wrinkled. Austin blepharoplasty patients can resolve these conditions through surgery.
Dr. Tjelmeland may recommend a browlift as part of treatment. This raises the brow subtly to reduce sagging eyebrows, ridges, and furrows. The good news: it is possible to have both a browlift and blepharoplasty during the same surgical session with careful planning.
The Relationship Between Browlift and Blepharoplasty
With both a browlift and blepharoplasty, your brow and your eyes are more likely to appear the same “age”:
- If Dr. Tjelmeland only improves the eyelids, your eyes will seem younger, but sagging eyebrows and forehead wrinkles can detract from your appearance.
- Similarly, a browlift alone can make you look younger from the forehead up. However, it may not transition well down your face if your eyelids remain heavy, sagging, or wrinkled.
Together, the procedures can rejuvenate the entire upper face, reduce signs of aging, and give you a more alert appearance.
Why Austin Patients Have a Browlift and Blepharoplasty Simultaneously
Combining surgical procedures into a single session offers several benefits…
Coordination. By working on both the eyes and brow, Dr. Tjelmeland can create a more seamless transition in the upper face. This can give you more natural-looking results.
Cost. A single surgical session may be less expensive than two separate procedures. One surgery uses less of the medical staff’s time as well as less equipment and fewer supplies.
Recovery. A facial surgery can offer excellent results. However, a procedure in this part of the body means some downtime until the site has healed. A single surgical session means you only have to recuperate from surgery one time.
Dr. Tjelmeland can evaluate whether you should pursue both treatments or whether a single procedure will help you accomplish your goals.
Interested in browlift or blepharoplasty? Call the Austin offices of Meridian Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation at 512-617-7500, or use our online form.