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This is the second most common area of concern regarding facial aging. First we will lay out the details of eyelid surgery, then brow lift or forehead lift surgery.

The Eyes

These are some common signs of aging around the eyes. It will give you an idea of what to look for in your own face and what recommendations you might expect when you talk to a surgeon.

Eyelid surgery

  • Excess fat is permanently removed.
  • Excess skin and muscle are removed.
  • Fat may be redistributed.
  • For removal of fat only, incision may be made inside the lower eyelid.
  • Laser resurfacing can be used to smooth out fine wrinkling of the skin in the lower eyelid and "crow's feet" area.


Overall, eyelid surgery makes people look rested and alert and that conveys a youthful sense of energy. Eye and eyelid surgery reduces the fatigued, tired look that so many people find is the result of aging around the eyes.

Your Forehead

These are some common signs of aging involving the forehead and eyebrows. The cosmetic surgery procedure that addresses them is generally called either a brow lift or a forehead lift.

  • Sad, tired appearance

Forehead Lift or Browlift Surgery

Traditionally, a browlift was done through a large incision across the top of the scalp with the incision hidden beyond the hairline. The introduction of the endoscope in the last decade allows for forehead lift surgery that usually requires only a few small inch-long incisions. (This endoscope procedure has essentially replaced the traditional "coronal" browlift.) The browlift can include:

  • modification or removal of the muscles that cause frown lines
  • removal of excess skin
  • lifting of the eyebrows for a rested and relaxed appearance


Overall, forehead lift surgery allows for a youthful brow elevation and improvements in forehead contour. Browlifts generally make people look rested and relaxed.