37 year old female, possible upper eyelid surgery. (photos)
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Treatment for heavy eyelids
You have many options for your eyelids and brows
If you have blepharoplasty alone, there is a risk of tethering the brows to a lower position, unless your surgeon understands that sufficient skin must be left for a brow lift in the future. A low brow gives a "closed in" appearance - not at all natural. A brow lift does not have to produce an arched surprised appearance. Be sure to select an Oculoplastic surgeon who is familiar with both blepharoplasty and brow lift, and is willing to help you with the procedure you want without limiting your options in the future. Best wishes!
Upper eyelid surgery
I believe you would be an excellent candidate for an upper blepharoplasty. It is very common to perform a brow lift, or brow stabilization, in conjunction with the upper bleph. A board certified plastic surgeon who is very familiar with eyelid surgery would need to examine you and discuss your overall goals to determine if both would be needed. A plastic surgeon who is well-trained and experienced in this type of surgery will be able to give you a very natural, refreshed look without looking like you have been operated on. Good luck!
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37 year old female, possible upper eyelid surgery
It would take an examination of the eyelids, eyebrow position and forehead to determine whether a blepharoplasty vs blepharoplasty and browlift would benefit you the most. The blepharoplasty will produce the biggest change, but the browlift can contribute to the result and a combo surgery would potentially allow the surgeon to perform a less aggressive blepharoplasty.
I recommend consulting with a surgeon who does both procedures to determine what would be an appropriate treatment for you. Safety comes first.
Upper eyelid surgery or a blepharoplasty is designed to smooth out the bulging fat in the lids and reduce the extra lid skin. The eyebrows should be at the bone or orbital rim. Pulling them higher gives a startled appearance. Less is better in most cases. Upper lid surgery refreshes and rejuvenates the lid appearance which you would benefit from. Choose a surgeon is has both cosmetic experience and has an artistic eye.
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