Ever notice that most TV commercials and magazine ads seem to insist that all you need is a powerful skin serum to erase decades from your skin? While that might certainly be a possibility in the future, unfortunately, skin creams are still not efficient or powerful enough to help firm sagging, sallow skin around the eyelids. Because the skin around our eyes is so delicate and thin, they’re often the first to show considerable signs of aging. That means all those sleepless nights, squinting, and sun damage can be prominently displayed in the form of bags under the eyes, sagging skin, and drooping eyelids.
If you’re searching for a more effective way to deal with sagging and drooping eyelid skin, you may want to consider undergoing an upper blepharoplasty or a brow lift. At the plastic surgery center of Frederic H. Corbin, MD – serving Beverly Hills and Brea, CA – patients can discover a wide range of treatment options designed to help treat common eyelid problems, including:
- Bags or fat deposits under the eyes
- Sagging upper eyelid skin
- Drooping eyelids
- Drooping eyebrows
- Excess skin
Have any of these problems? Here’s what you need to know about an upper blepharoplasty vs. a brow lift at Dr. Corbin’s plastic surgery practice:
- Upper Blepharoplasty: This is the traditional upper eyelid lift, in which Dr. Corbin makes an elliptical incision around the excess skin on the upper eyelids to help remove excess fat and skin, if needed. By removing excess skin, Dr. Corbin tightens the skin, but not too much, so you still have the ability to close your eyes!
- Brow Lift: This procedure can help treat a sagging or drooping appearance around the eyebrows and eyelids. In this procedure, Dr. Corbin creates incisions behind the hairline via endoscope, lifting the brow to help minimizing lines, sagging skin and drooping.
For some patients, combining the two treatments can help create ideal results, and often only a brow lift may be needed. If both an upper blepharoplasty and a brow lift are needed, Dr. Corbin will perform both at the same sitting, with the brow lift first in order to avoid removing too skin from the eyes.
An upper blapharoplasty alone is typically best for a patient who has excess skin around their upper eyelids and patients whose skin has lost elasticity. With some of patients, excessive upper eyelid skin can interfere with their vision. These patients may qualify to have their insurance cover the cost of the blepharoplasty.
Don’t let sagging and drooping eyelid skin make you look older than you are. Schedule an upper blepharoplasty or a brow lift consultation with Dr. Corbin at one of his two locations in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA (serving all of Orange County) by simply filling out the form in the upper right corner. You can also reach us directly by calling (310) 284-8384 for Beverly Hills or (714) 671-3033 for Brea.