Facelift or Browlift? What’s right for you?

Our skin loses its elasticity as we age, making us look much older than we feel. Fortunately, there are effective cosmetic treatments to help slow down or even reverse the effects of aging. Among the popular options are facelift and browlift surgical procedures.

Board-certified Dr. Heffelfinger and Dr Krein specializes in facial cosmetic treatments such as facelift and brow lift surgery designed to help you regain your youthful appearance and confidence.

Here’s the difference between a facelift and a brow lift to help you choose the suitable investment for your appearance.


When to go for a full facelift

A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that tightens the underlying tissues in the cheek, lower face, and neck to eliminate wrinkles, facial folds, and vertical neck bands and tighten jowls.

During the procedure, we will tighten the underlying tissues to give the skin a firmer foundation. The skin itself will not be stretched but rather repositioned over the tightened tissue while excess tissue is removed. At the end of the procedure, you will achieve dramatic yet natural results throughout the face.

A full facelift is an ideal treatment for patients with the following:

  • Vertical lines or excess skin below the jaw or turkey line
  • Sagging of the skin with underlying muscles from your cheeks
  • Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Loose or folding skin on the neck
  • Volume loss around the mouth
  • Sagging tissues along the jawline that result in jowls

When to consider a browlift

A brow lift tightens the upper third of the face from your eyebrows to the hairline. During the procedure, your surgeon will make an incision extending from ear to ear and running across the topmost part of the forehead. The procedure eliminates deep lines and constant frowny face syndrome, leading to a more alert yet softened and happy look. You could be an ideal candidate for a brow lift if:

  • You see more of your age around your eyes or forehead
  • You have a permanent frown that develops with a loss of skin
  • Have lower-set eyebrows or a heavy drooping brow and wrinkles or folds between eyes or forehead
  • You heavily sagging brows that obstructs vision
  • You have furrows between the brows
  • Drooping brows or deep lines on the forehead

How much time do you have to recover?

Typically, a browlift’s recovery time is often shorter than a facelift. Patients can expect about 1 to 2 weeks of initial recovery after a browlift procedure and 2-3 weeks after a facelift procedure.

Schedule a consultation with Jefferson Facial Plastics Today

At Jefferson Facial Plastics, we know our patient’s unique aesthetic needs and goals are unique. If you are considering a facelift or browlift, our board-certified team of plastic surgeons is here to help you. Schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.


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