Patients who are interested in eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty
) might also consider the benefits of a brow lift. That’s because the causes of drooping eyelids and sagging brows are connected: as we age, excess skin can form around our eyes, causing us to look older, tired, wrinkled or puffy. Our skin loses elasticity and previously tight tissues can begin to droop. This can lead to wrinkled lines across the forehead, to frown lines between the eyebrows and to sagging eyebrows that can hood the upper eyelid. A brow lift can correct this. In this procedure, we raise the eyebrows. The entire procedure is performed through a small incision just above the hairline under general anesthesia. Patients typically recover in two to three weeks.