Blepharoplasty or Brow Lift – What Is Best For My Sagging Eyelids?

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We often find that the blepharoplasty or brow lift procedures are commonly requested when people reach the age of 40 or just over, as they begin to notice the effects of ageing – especially with droopy eyelids and brows. Both of these procedures will improve your look, giving a younger and refreshed appearance as ageing is most noticeable around the eyes as it’s where facial ageing starts.

Droopy eyelid skin makes us look tired, and brow descent gives a serious and angry appearance. In some cases, both of these conditions can also affect fields of vision. As for whether or not a blepharoplasty or brow lift will fix your specific problem, we first have to analyse the cause. This can easily be determined through consultation with our team, who will assess your situation and specific concerns and goals.

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The ageing of the brow and eyelid areas often mean there are changes in the bone, fat, and skin causing redundant eyelid skin and prominent fat pads, usually seen in the upper eyelid, which over time will drop causing a droop.

The brow lift procedure will stabilise the eyebrow, indirectly improving the upper eyelid position. The brow lift will improve the skin of the outer corner hooding in the upper eyelids or any heavy brows that may hang over the eye socket above the eyelids.

On the other hand, the eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty will effectively remove excess skin that hangs over the eyelid, putting pressure on the eyelashes. Those looking for a youthful upper lid and defined eyelid crease will be best suited to this procedure as it creates a pleasing eye shadow space. It can also be combined with Ptosis surgery, which will correct droopy eyelids.

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Before and after eyelid blepharoplasty performed by the expert team at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne.

How Do I Know Which Treatment Is Best for Me?

The correct diagnosis is crucial for upper eyelid improvement. If you experience excess upper lid skin or sagging, you may have a combination of droopy brows and excess eyelid skin. The best cosmetic outcome, in some cases, may be one or both procedures in tandem to complement each other.

We recommend you consider your ideal brow position, which for a female is usually one centimetre above the upper bone of the eye socket achieving a peak between the eyebrow’s middle and outer third of the eyebrow. In males, the eyebrow should be situated along the eye socket’s upper bony margin.

You may have an eyebrow that is already in one of the above positions; however, excess skin on the upper lid is still an issue. If this is the case, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty will be the best option. Booking a consultation with Chelsea Cosmetics will help determine the best procedure for you, including whether or not a combination of both is required.

If you are able to raise your brows to a natural level with your fingers and that solves your drooping eyelids issue, a brow lift will be best for you. A combination will be required if this doesn’t completely fix the problem.

For Blepharoplasty Melbourne, Find Your Best Option with Chelsea Cosmetics

We strongly recommend a consultation with Chelsea Cosmetics to assess your situation and determine the best path forward.

Our expert team have handled thousands of these procedures and will work with you to ensure a result that will instil confidence and restore comfort and a youthful aesthetic. Speak to us today and let’s improve your look.


Disclaimer: Before deciding on cosmetic surgery, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcome. Talk to your cosmetic doctor about what to expect from the surgery and make sure you understand your recovery time and the likely results.