Brow Lift | Eyelid Surgery in San Francisco, CA
As time passes, our skin naturally loses elasticity and begins to sag, which can result in a tired and aged appearance. Non-invasive treatments and products are abundant, but patients with more advanced signs of aging often require a more permanent solution. When loose skin around the eyebrows or eyelids is causing significant aesthetic concerns, brow lift or blepharoplasty surgeries can provide excellent solutions to restore a more youthful appearance and boost self-confidence.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure designed to lift the brows and forehead to create a more youthful and alert appearance. Brow lift surgery can help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows while also raising the brows to a more youthful position. Depending on the patient, the brows may descend more centrally or laterally, and the brow lift can be tailored to preferentially lift certain areas of the brow to carefully reshape it. Dr. Xu aims to restore your natural brow shape from youth, and avoids an old-fashioned aggressive approach that can result in an overdone look and a surprised appearance.
Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, addresses sagging skin and excess fat around the eyelids that can lead to a tired or aged appearance and, in some cases, may even interfere with vision. The procedure removes excess skin and fat and tightens the remaining tissue to create a more youthful and alert appearance. Depending on the patient’s needs, the operation can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.
Dr. Ginger Xu is a highly skilled and Harvard-trained plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing both brow lift and blepharoplasty surgeries. Her high-level training and commitment to providing personalized care and natural-looking results have made her a trusted and respected eyelid and brow lift surgeon in the Bay Area.
If you’re interested in learning more about brow lift or blepharoplasty surgery in San Francisco, contact Dr. Ginger Xu’s office today to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Xu will evaluate your concerns and recommend a treatment plan that’s tailored to your goals. With Dr. Xu’s expert care and attention to detail, you can feel confident that you’ll achieve the natural-looking, youthful results.
Dr. Ginger Xu- Ivy League-Trained Plastic Surgeon
When considering brow lift and blepharoplasty surgery, choosing the right surgeon is a critical decision. It’s essential to find a board-certified plastic surgeon with a mastery of modern surgical techniques and a compassionate approach to patient care.
Dr. Ginger Xu’s wealth of experience and qualifications set her apart as one of the best. As a graduate of a specialty-focused cosmetic plastic surgery fellowship at Harvard and a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Xu brings a unique perspective to her work. She is highly knowledgeable in the most advanced brow lift and blepharoplasty techniques, and her eye for aesthetics and attention to detail allows her to create natural-looking results.
Dr. Xu is committed to prioritizing patient satisfaction and believes it is an honor to help her patients achieve their desired results and enhance their physical and emotional well-being. Whether you’re interested in brow lift or blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Xu can help you achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance and boost your confidence.
Our Philosophy - Natural Eyelid Lift and Blepharoplasty Results
Dr. Xu believes in the concept of “soft, gentle beauty,” a philosophy that emanates in every aspect of Ethos Plastic Surgery. Our signature aesthetic features a unique blend of sophistication and refinement you will see in every detail. Rest assured that Dr. Xu will do everything she can to make you look younger, rejuvenated, and entirely natural.
Natural Brow Lift
When it comes to a natural brow lift, taking a personalized approach is key. Many patients are looking to restore their brows to their youthful appearance, but an overly aggressive lift can lead to an unnatural, cookie-cutter look. Dr. Xu asks her patients to bring in a photo of themselves from their prime – whether it’s in their teens, 20s, or 30s – so she can use it as a roadmap to achieve the results they want. By understanding their unique facial structure and brow shape, Dr. Xu can create a surgical endpoint that is natural and complements their overall appearance.
Natural Eyelid Surgery
Achieving natural eyelid surgery results requires striking the right balance. The goal is to rejuvenate the eyes by removing just the right amount of excess skin and fat, without creating a hollowed or overly pulled appearance. Dr. Xu considers the patient’s unique anatomy and desired outcome, and the incisions are carefully designed to achieve this balance. This conservative approach enables her to create a refreshed, youthful look that appears entirely natural.
What is Brow Lift Surgery?
Brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to lift and tighten the skin on the forehead and eyebrows to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. In addition to lifting the brows, the surgery can also change their shape, which can be customized based on how the brows have changed over time. A furrowed, descended, or heavy brow can create an appearance of sadness, anger, or unhappiness that doesn’t reflect the patient’s true feelings inside. By correcting these issues, a brow lift can help a person’s facial expressions align with their emotions, increasing their confidence and helping them feel like themselves again. The procedure is often done in conjunction with eyelid surgery, as patients with excess upper eyelid skin can strain their brows to compensate for keeping their eyes open.
During the procedure, small incisions are made either along the hairline, behind the hairline hidden within the hair-bearing portion of the scalp, or within the natural creases of the forehead, and specialized surgical instruments are used to lift and reposition the underlying muscles and tissues. This can help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows, while also raising the brows to a more youthful position. The procedure can be performed using either traditional surgical methods or endoscopic techniques, depending on the patient’s particular needs.
Meet Dr. Ginger Xu
Dr. Xu embraces the responsibility and transformative opportunity to alter a patient’s appearance in a way that is congruent with their own values and matches a more cohesive sense of self; to realign the external with the internal; to create an improved emotional landscape and a better life. These ideals captivate and inspire her every day.
What are the Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery?
Some of the most common benefits of a brow lift procedure include:
A more youthful appearance
By lifting and tightening the skin on the forehead and eyebrows, a brow lift can help to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Better brow shape
The procedure can help revitalize the patient’s sense of self by altering the shape of the brows in a way that more closely resembles their younger self.
Authentic emotional expressions
Depending on the patient’s physiognomy, brow lift surgery enables the patient to have more control over their emotional expressions. After the surgery, many patients gain the ability to convey open, optimistic, and alert expressions rather than a perpetually sad, unhappy, or angry appearance.
Many people find that the improved appearance they achieve through a brow lift boosts their self-confidence and self-esteem.
In some cases, sagging skin on the forehead and eyebrows can interfere with vision and result in a compensatory straining reaction to keeping the eyelids open. By lifting and repositioning the tissues, a brow lift can help improve these issues and overall quality of life.
A brow lift provides permanent results, unlike non-invasive treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers that are repetitive and achieve only temporary smoothing of the forehead. The results of a brow lift can last for many years, especially when combined with corrugator muscle division, a specialized procedure that involves cutting the corrugator muscles during eyelid surgery. These muscles are responsible for glabellar wrinkles and drawing the eyebrows downward and closer together when stressed, angry, or sad. Combining these procedures can result in permanent smoothing of the glabella, eliminating the need for Botox in this area.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. The procedure can address a number of concerns, including sagging or drooping eyelids, bags under the eyes, excess skin or fat in the eyelids, and wrinkles around the eyes. During the procedure, incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids, and excess skin and fat are removed or repositioned to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on the patient’s needs. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and can provide long-lasting results.
What are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery can provide a number of aesthetic and functional improvements. Some of the most common benefits of this procedure include:
A more youthful appearance
By removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids, eyelid surgery can create a more refreshed, youthful, and rested appearance.
In some cases, sagging skin around the upper eyelids can create “hooding” over the eyelid margin and pupil, which can interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery can remove this excess skin to improve vision and overall quality of life.
Many patients find that the improved appearance they achieve through eyelid surgery boosts their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Easier makeup and eyeshadow application
Eyelid surgery can help women with difficulties applying eyeshadow and makeup due to loose, excess skin or bunching over time.
Lifted eyelashes and accentuated eyes
The procedure can improve the appearance of downturned upper lid eyelashes, create a more open appearance to the eyes, enhance appearance of lashes, and accentuate the beauty and emotional expression of the eyes.
Eyelid surgery provides results that can last for many years through permanent skin and fat removal.
Your Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery Consultation with Dr. Xu | Ethos Plastic Surgery
Your consultation with Dr. Xu for brow lift and/or blepharoplasty surgery is a crucial step in achieving your desired results. During your one-on-one meeting, you can discuss your concerns and ask any questions about the procedure. Dr. Xu will explain all aspects of the surgery in detail, including the benefits and potential risks, to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for brow lift and/or blepharoplasty surgery.
Dr. Xu will take the time to understand your goals and concerns to determine the best approach to achieve the most natural-looking and beautiful results. She will review your medical history and any medications you may be taking. You must be open and honest about your health history to ensure a safe and successful procedure.
During a brow lift and blepharoplasty consultation, it’s important to discuss any history of dry eyes or other eye-related diseases and issues. This information will help Dr. Xu determine the best approach for your surgery and ensure that your eyes are protected throughout the process. In addition, patients should share their history and timing of Botox treatments, as this information is relevant to brow lift surgery. Knowing where the natural position of the brows is will help Dr. Xu achieve natural-looking results.
At Ethos Plastic Surgery, we believe in providing individualized care and attention to every patient. Dr. Xu will listen to your unique needs and concerns to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your goals. We understand that the decision to undergo brow lift and blepharoplasty surgery can be a big one. We are committed to helping you achieve your desired results while ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the process.
Candidates for Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery
Ideal candidates for these procedures are generally in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved. They also experience generalized aging in the upper half of the face with loosening of skin and structures around the eyebrows and eyelids.
Specific factors that may make someone a good candidate for brow lift and eyelid surgery include:
- Lax skin and wrinkles: Brow lift surgery is designed to address sagging skin and wrinkles on the forehead and eyebrows, while eyelid surgery is designed to address sagging skin and puffiness around the eyes. Dr. Xu will evaluate your skin to see if you are a candidate for one or both procedures. These two procedures are often done together as the eyebrow and eyelid regions are in proximity on the face and naturally impact each other.
- Good overall health: Candidates for these procedures should be in good overall health, with no medical conditions that could interfere with the healing process.
- Non-smoker: Smoking can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications after surgery. Candidates for these procedures should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking prior to the procedure.
- Realistic expectations: Candidates for blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery should have realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved and should understand that the procedures will not completely change their appearance or stop the aging process.
It’s important to note that every patient’s situation is unique. The best way to determine whether brow lift or eyelid surgery are suitable options is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Xu.
Partner With Dr. Ginger Xu, a Leading Female Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco
Dr. Ginger Xu, a leading female plastic surgeon in San Francisco, is passionate about helping her patients achieve their desired results while maintaining a natural-looking appearance. She understands that cosmetic procedures like a brow lift and blepharoplasty are a way to express self-love and body positivity.
“In modern culture, we face a unique set of challenges from social messaging about idealized appearances and body types. Sometimes, it’s hard to separate society’s noise from your beliefs and values. I can understand what it’s like to navigate this while also trying to stay true to what you want for your body, on your terms, regardless of what other people think or how it fits into norms. Ultimately, doing what’s right for you is the greatest act of self-care.”
Learn More About Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery in the Bay Area with Dr. Xu
At Ethos Plastic Surgery, we prioritize personalized care and attention for every patient. If you’re considering a brow lift or blepharoplasty surgery, contact us online or call (415) 506-4300 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Xu. She will answer all your questions and help you determine if these procedures are the right choice for your goals.
Bay Area Brow Lift and Blepharoplasty
These two procedures are often done together, as the aging process often impacts both regions simultaneously. Combining a brow lift and eyelid surgery into a single procedure can provide patients with several benefits, including reduced recovery time, lower cost, and a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Other facial plastic surgery procedures, including a facelift, neck lift, or facial fat transfer, may also be included in your surgical plan. However, it’s important to note that a combined procedure may not be suitable for every patient, and Dr. Xu will consider several factors before making a recommendation. Dr. Xu provides personalized treatment plans tailored to patients’ needs and goals to ensure optimal results with minimal downtime.
The longevity of results can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the patient’s skin elasticity, the specific techniques used during the procedure, and the patient’s post-surgical care.
In general, the results of brow lift or eyelid surgery are permanent, and your restored appearance can last from 5 to 10 years, or sometimes longer. However, it’s important to note that the natural aging process will continue to affect the skin over time, which can lead to some degree of recurrent sagging or wrinkling around the eyes and forehead.
To help maintain the results of these procedures, you must practice a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding smoking. Protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays with sunscreen and other protective measures can also help maintain the skin’s elasticity and prevent premature aging.
It’s important to discuss the expected longevity of the results of a brow lift or eyelid surgery with a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ginger Xu. A personalized treatment plan based on individual factors can help patients achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results.
The cost of an eyelid surgery or brow lift procedure varies depending on factors such as the surgeon’s experience, geographic location, the complexity of the procedure, and the extent of correction needed. The cost may also include fees for the surgical facility, anesthesia, and other related expenses. It’s important to remember that while cost is an important factor to consider, it should not be the only factor. Patients should prioritize finding a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can provide safe and effective results. During your consultation, Dr. Xu and our staff can provide an accurate estimate of the cost and discuss financing options if necessary.