A brow lift and a blepharoplasty are two different operations. A brow lift is designed to lift the eyebrows and the forehead. As we age, it is typical in many people to have the heavier eyebrow skin descend over the upper border of the eye socket leading to extra skin in the upper portion of the eye socket.
A blepharoplasty is performed by removing the extra skin in the eyelid itself. Eyebrow skin is a thicker heavier skin than the very thin eyelid skin. If you are considering eyelid surgery it is very important to consult a surgeon who has extensive experience with surgery in this area. When evaluating a patient for a possible eyelid procedure, it is very important to first determine to what extent a sagging brow is contributing to their problem. It is possible that the best procedure may be a brow lift by itself, a blepharoplasty by itself, or a combination of the two.
If the eyebrows have descended to the point that they cause extra skin in this area, it is important to reposition the brow first and then determine how much extra eyelid skin is actually present.