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Is the process of aging causing your eyelids to sag, creating a tired or older appearance, and possibly even impeding your vision? Aging is most noticeable around the eyes and droopy eyelid skin makes you look tired, much like a brow descent creates an angry appearance. Two procedures offered by ICCM, in particular, are requested by those who wish to rectify these issues. They are the Blepharoplasty or Brow Lift Sydney procedures which are suited to those who are bothered by droopy eyelids and brows. While these procedures both have the goal of enhancing your look and creating a younger and refreshed appearance, they are indeed very different. These procedures can also help rectify fields of vision impeded due to overhanging skin or increased pockets of fat. When deciding which procedure is best for you we must analyse the cause of your specific problem. Read on to understand a little more about each procedure.  
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Are you considering upper eyelid surgery? Learn more about brow lifting vs blepharoplasty as an option.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that focuses on lifting and tightening the skin above the brow area. As we age, the forehead may develop sagging skin and deep wrinkles, giving a tired or angry appearance. A brow lift aims to address these concerns by elevating the eyebrows, smoothing forehead wrinkles, and rejuvenating the overall appearance of the upper face.  

What is a Blepharoplasty?

On the other hand, blepharoplasty, also referred to as eyelid surgery targets the upper eyelids and/or lower eyelids. It involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids to correct drooping, puffiness, and bags. Blepharoplasty can help open up the eyes, making them appear more alert and youthful.
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Aging is most noticeable around the eyes and droopy eyelid skin makes you look tired, much like a brow descent creates an angry appearance.

Deciding Which Treatment is Right For You

Deciding between a brow lift and blepharoplasty can depend on your specific concerns and desired outcomes. If your main concern is sagging brows, deep forehead wrinkles, and a tired appearance, a brow lift may be the ideal choice. This procedure not only lifts the eyebrows but also tightens the forehead skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful look. On the other hand, if you have puffiness, bags, or excess skin around the eyelids, blepharoplasty may be more suitable. Removing the excess tissue, this procedure can provide a more refreshed and rejuvenated youthful appearance to the eyes. It is important to consult with a cosmetic surgeon who can assess your facial anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and recommend the most appropriate procedure for you. They will consider factors such as your overall facial harmony, skin elasticity, and the specific issues you wish to address.
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If excess upper lid skin or sagging is the primary issue, the best cosmetic outcome could be both procedures in tandem, or just one.

Speak to the Experts at ICCM Today to Understand the Right Cosmetic Surgery Path For You

The next step in your information-gathering phase will also determine the best path forward for you. Booking a consultation with the expert team at ICCM allows our knowledgeable and experienced surgeons a chance to assess your situation and determine which of these two procedures, or possibly a different one altogether, will bring you to your aesthetic goals. With thousands of successful procedures as part of the portfolio, the team at ICCM cosmetic surgery Campbelltown or Sydney CBD will work with you and give you unwavering confidence that the chosen path forward is right for you. You will also have the full support of all staff on every step of your cosmetic journey. Speak to us today!

How to book an appointment with ICCM in Sydney

To book an appointment or inquire, you can fill out our online contact form, email us at [email protected] or contact us by telephone at 02 9233 3103 (Sydney CBD Clinic) or 02 4605 9024 (Campbelltown Clinic).


Below you can find the questions that we’re most frequently asked about:

What is a brow lift surgery and how is it done?

A brow lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that lifts and tightens the skin and muscles of the forehead and brow area to reduce sagging and wrinkles. It is typically done by making small incisions and using specialised instruments to lift and reposition the tissues. How long do the results from brow lift procedures last? The results of a brow lift surgery can vary, but typically they last for several years. Factors such as individual ageing and lifestyle choices can affect the longevity of the results.

What happens in a brow lift?

In a brow lift, incisions are made in the scalp or along the hairline, and the underlying tissues are repositioned and tightened. This helps to elevate the eyebrows, smooth forehead wrinkles, and rejuvenate the appearance of the upper face.

Are brow lifts better than Botox?

A brow lift and Botox are different procedures that address different concerns. While Botox injections can temporarily relax the muscles that cause forehead wrinkles, a brow lift surgically lifts and tightens the skin and tissues of the forehead for longer-lasting results.

How long does blepharoplasty last?

The longevity of blepharoplasty results can vary, but generally, the effects are long-lasting. The procedure removes excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids to improve drooping or sagging, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

What do they do in a blepharoplasty?

In a blepharoplasty, incisions are made along the natural creases of the eyelids, excess skin, fat, and muscle are removed or repositioned, and the incisions are then closed. This helps to eliminate puffiness, bags under the eyes, and droopy eyelids.

Is blepharoplasty very painful?

Blepharoplasty is typically performed under local anaesthesia with sedation, so the procedure itself is not considered painful. However, mild discomfort and bruising may be experienced during the recovery period.

What are the disadvantages of blepharoplasty?

Disadvantages of blepharoplasty can include temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort during the recovery period. In rare cases, complications such as infection, scarring, or changes in eyelid position may occur.

What is an endoscopic brow lift procedure?

An endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive technique where small incisions are made in the scalp, and an endoscope (a small, flexible tube with a camera) is inserted to visualise and manipulate the tissues. This allows for a less invasive approach with smaller incisions and potentially faster recovery compared to traditional brow lift surgery.

What is the difference between a below lift and a blepharoplasty surgical procedure?

For a brow lift, the head surgeons keep the head elevated during the procedure to allow them to make small incisions typically made along the hairline or within the natural creases of the forehead to reposition the underlying tissues, whereas, in blepharoplasty, the focus is on removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes.

Can anti-wrinkle injections help with drooping eyelids?

Anti-wrinkle injections, such as Botox, can help improve the appearance of drooping eyelids to some extent by temporarily relaxing the muscles that contribute to the droop. However, for more significant cases of drooping eyelids, a surgical procedure like blepharoplasty may be a more effective and long-lasting solution.

Is a thread brow lift the same as a traditional brow lift?

A thread brow lift, also known as a thread lift, is a less invasive procedure compared to a traditional brow lift. Instead of making incisions, threads are inserted under the skin to lift and reposition the brow. While both procedures aim to lift and rejuvenate the brow area, a thread brow lift may have more limited and temporary results compared to a traditional brow lift surgery. This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

About The Author - Dr Tony Prochazka

MBBS, FFMACCS/Cosmetic Doctor Dr Tony was the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, and a former vice-president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. He is a regular presenter and teacher at international conferences, with invitations to meetings in Australia, China, New Zealand and South America.Read More