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Medically Reviewed By: Mark Schoemann, M.D

With so many different cosmetic surgeries available today, it can be hard to know which option may be right for you. Encinitas, CA cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann strives to find the ideal treatment plan for each of his patients. He works individually with you to fully understand your personal desires for your own appearance, and what procedures will get you to be your most confident self.

When considering an eyelid surgery, it is important to understand the differences between a brow-lift surgery and a blepharoplasty.

Differences Between Brow Lifts and Blepharoplasty

A brow lift surgery (also known as a forehead lift or a browplasty) is a very popular cosmetic surgical procedure used to lift the brows and create a more youthful, awake appearance. While a brow lift is directly focused on the brow area, this procedure can also have a positive effect on crow’s feet and upper eyelid sagging.

A blepharoplasty (or eyelid lift) is a procedure used to remove excess skin on or below the eye. Patients who have sagging skin or puffy bulges below the eye are able to have those areas corrected and lifted. A blepharoplasty is often used not just to combat signs of aging, but as a functional surgery to help patients whose vision has been impaired by excess skin or drooping eyelids.

Which Procedure Is Right for Me?

If excess skin on your eyelids is causing vision impairment or discomfort, a blepharoplasty may be right for you. Many patients who have hooded lids and wish to have a more “awake” look also choose to pursue an eyelid lift. This can also help you to look more alert.

For patients who do not have excess eyelid skin or heavily hooded eyes, but instead have a brow that has begun to droop with age, a brow lift performed by Dr. Schoemann is an excellent option. A brow lift can alleviate forehead wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes, and the frown lines that develop as we age.

Both procedures are often used in conjunction with wrinkle fillers or relaxers to polish off the final look and smooth out any remaining fine lines.

Brow lift surgery and blepharoplasty are intended to improve the overall appearance of the face and bring some youthfulness back to your features. A sagging brow or eyelids can often cause you to look tired or upset, and an eyelid surgery can bring the spark back to your eyes. Dr. Schoemann and the experienced staff at Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas have encountered all types of eyelid issues and are experts at helping you find what procedure will help you feel your best.

We recommend taking a peek at our extensive gallery of eyelid before-and-after photos to see Dr. Schoemann’s expertise at work!