Facelift vs. Brow Lift: Which Do I Need?

Signs of aging, such as wrinkles, volume loss, and sagging skin, can affect almost every part of your face. If you want to restore your youthful, refreshed appearance but have concerns in multiple areas, you may benefit from a facelift, brow lift, or both. These two procedures address similar concerns in different parts of the face. 

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What are Facelifts and Brow Lifts?

A rhytidectomy or facelift is a facial rejuvenation procedure that addresses concerns such as wrinkles around the nose and mouth, drooping skin, and loss of definition in areas like the jowls. A brow or forehead lift addresses the upper face, including drooping brows, loose forehead skin, and wrinkles or creases. Both procedures can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to keep you comfortable. 

Facelift vs. Brow Lift: Which Do I Need?

Determining which type of facial procedure you need will depend on many factors. We recommend a consultation so Dr. Sonneveld can assess your concerns and recommend a customized surgical plan to address them. 

You may need a facelift if:

  • You have deep lines and wrinkles
  • You want to address marionette lines and nasolabial folds
  • You are concerned about drooping jowls
  • You want to restore more youthful contours

You may need a brow lift if:

  • You have drooping brows
  • You want to address horizontal forehead creases
  • Your brows and forehead look heavy or loose
  • Your brows make you look tired or angry

In general, a facelift works on the mid to lower part of the face and neck, while a brow lift works on the upper part. For this reason, many people choose to combine these procedures so their entire face looks refreshed and youthful. You can also add other procedures, such as an eyelid lift, to address all your concerns at once. 

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Give us a call today at 817-927-1818 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment. You’ll be happy you chose Facial & Cosmetic Surgery Fort Worth for your oral surgery and facial cosmetic surgery needs.

What is Recovery Like After a Facelift or Brow Lift?

After a facelift or brow lift, you can expect the area to be swollen and sore. You will receive aftercare instructions to guide you, but most people will return to low-activity jobs within two weeks. Combining procedures does not increase the overall recovery time, so if you are debating between a facelift and a brow lift, there are cost and convenience benefits to having them together. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift or Brow Lift?

If you are considering a brow lift or facelift, we recommend a consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate. Candidates for these procedures are in good health and understand the risks and benefits involved. They typically have moderate to severe skin laxity, wrinkles, and sagging skin they want to correct. People with certain medical conditions may not be recommended for these procedures. 

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Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about facelifts or brow lifts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.

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