Comparison Between Brow Lift And Face Lift

Patients who are new to the cosmetic field often confuse two common cosmetic procedures: facelifts and brow lifts. Although they have similar intended effects on the body, the differences between the two procedures should be appreciated before making any decision to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Brow Lift VS Face Lift

Face Lift Procedure

The facelift procedure is designed to treat aesthetic issues in the mid to lower area of the face, such as wrinkles (a common sign of ageing). Starting with the temple, the surgeon makes an incision that extends downward from the back of the ear to the lower scalp. He/she will lift and tighten the facial muscles to improve appearance. Excess pockets of fat and skin will also be removed to minimise the appearance of ageing.

Benefits of a Facelift Procedure

The benefits of a facelift procedure include: reduced sagging of jowls; minimization of the double chin appearance and reduced wrinkles giving a more pleasing and rejuvenated facial appearance.

The Brow Lift Procedure

The brow lift procedure is designed to enhance the appearance of the upper part of the face above the eyes (forehead). Ageing tends to negatively affect this part of the face by creating furrows in the brow, giving a negative impression to others. A brow lift procedure corrects this by eliminating the furrows. A brow lift procedure is usually done by creating minor incisions behind the hairline to lift the tissues in the upper area of the forehead. This is done alongside smaller procedures to the head and neck areas.

Benefits of a Brow Lift Procedure

The brow lift procedure enhances the overall appearance of your face. The specific enhancements include: smooth horizontal forehead, smooth lines around the eyebrows, and no wrinkles around the nose. Also, your overall facial expression will be in congruence with how you feel internally, thus giving the right impression.

Determining if Cosmetic Surgery is Right for You

Most patients who undergo cosmetic surgery are usually between 40 and 60 years old. They are generally in good health and have some type of aesthetic issue they would like to address.

People who are over 60 can also consider cosmetic surgery, but as with anyone else, they should consult with a doctor before making a decision.


Cosmetic surgical procedures are generally not covered by insurance, but other options are available. There is in-house financing, where the surgeon provides options for patients to pay for the procedure. This may come in the form of large discounts or repayment options for those with good credit. There is also third-party financing where the patient can access a loan from the bank or lending institutions that finance cosmetic procedures.

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