At first glance, it may seem obvious that there is a difference between a brow lift and a facelift. However, before surgery and in consultations, many people ask, “Will a facelift address my forehead?” The term “facelift” is fairly vague, so it is not clear exactly what areas of the face the procedure address. Let’s go into the question, “What is the difference between a brow lift and a facelift?”

Firstly, a brow lift is fairly self-explanatory. A brow lift is a facial plastic surgery that addresses wrinkles and sagging on the forehead. It also may reposition eyebrows that have drooped into a more youthful position. On its own, a brow lift does not address anything below the upper face, unless combined with another procedure.

A facelift corrects sagging and wrinkles along the lower face, jowls, and neck. It can occasionally extend upwards to the midface, though a typical facelift will only provide minor alterations to that area. Therefore, a facelift does not provide correction to the brows at all, unless combined with a brow lift.

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