Different Approaches to the Male and Female Brow

Upper eyelid surgery in Boston, Massachusetts is getting attention as a rejuvenation option for men as well as women. However, prospective patients should be aware of some important differences in the ways this surgery can affect the appearance, and keep in mind the look they are trying to achieve.

Upper blepharoplasty subtly corrects excess tissue of the upper eyelid, reviving a tired appearance and dramatically brightening the eyes. But women’s and men’s brow structures differ significantly – women naturally have a slightly higher and more arched brow, gentler lid crease, and less tissue just under the brow. Men normally have more prominent brows that increase the amount of tissue just under the brow and create a lower, more horizontal crease.

These natural differences mean that women typically want to raise brow height and maintain the curve of the lid crease, but men tend to focus on correcting excess eyelid tissue alone.

For both sexes, brow lift sometimes seems like a more effective overall option. However, surgeons performing brow lift and eyelid surgery for men in Boston, Massachusetts often make the mistake of lifting men’s brows over, rather than at or just below, the brow ridge. This height gives a “surprised,” feminine look. Often the same surgeons will focus on women’s brows and excess tissue but fail to attend to details like the lid crease that are often important to female patients.

As you evaluate prospective Boston surgeons for a cosmetic surgery procedure like blepharoplasty, it’s often helpful to look at before and after pictures of past patients of both sexes. The wider variety will give you a better idea of how attuned your surgeon is to both your existing facial structure and the nuances of aesthetic standards for different genders.

2 Responses to Different Approaches to the Male and Female Brow

  • Cosmetic Surgery Team says:

    Great question! Currently Cosmetic Surgery Chronicle’s contributing surgeons mostly serve patients in the US and Canada, so they write their informational blogs in English (though many of them also treat patients from all over the world).

    • If you want to access a Cosmetic Surgery Chronicle in another language, Google translator can often help.

    • If you have a specific question for one of our surgeons, view the surgeon’s profile on their contributors’ page to find out how to contact her or him individually. Many of our contributors are comfortable communicating in more than one language (Dr. Campanile, for example, is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French as well as English) and usually will outline their language capabilities on their “about” page of their own site.

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