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In my Louisville Cosmetic Surgery practice I see a lot of patients considering what we call an upper lid Blepharoplasty. This is an eyelid lift and what it does is remove the excess skin of the upper lid that hoods over the eye lashes.

The problem is, a lot patients really need a brow lift instead. Anatomically what we refer to as the ‘brow’ is basically your forehead. When the forehead droops it causes the skin of the upper eyelid to droop. So, a lot of the times if you lift the forehead, that will eliminate the ‘excess’ skin on the upper lid. 

If you upper lids are making you look tired and you have been considering an eyelid lift, maybe it’s not your eyelids after all.

Lee Corbett, MD