Is that droopy eyelids or droopy eyebrows? And which surgery could be the Best option for this? (photo)

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Do you have droopy eyelids or droopy eyebrows?

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Thank you for your question and photograph.  A formal examination is required for proper diagnosis.  Your eyebrow should be slightly above the bone of your orbital rim.  If the eyebrow is at or above the upper bony orbital rim at the high point of the arch, then you likely have droopy eyelids or dermatochalasis.

Please see an expert board certified plastic surgeon for proper diagnosis.

Upper Eyelid Surgery or Brow Lift

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Upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and brow lift are separate and distinctly different procedures.  Brow lift is performed to raise the brow to a more youthful position whereas, upper blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess upper eyelid skin.  These procedures may be performed together or individually. 
It is recommended to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your individual situation.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

Droopy eyelids

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Droopy eyelids occur when the excess skin on the upper lids is touching the eyelashes. An upper blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess skin and fat which creates  the puffiness look on the upper lids. For many examples of upper blepharoplasty, please see  the link below

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