Brow Lift Surgery
Don’t hide behind your bangs.
Do you look stressed even when you’re on the beach? Do people mistake your brow wrinkles as signs of anger, sadness, worry or exhaustion? Do your eyebrows disguise the real you? If these are questions you’ve asked yourself in the mirror, a brow lift may be an option for you. This innovative procedure can lift, lock and smooth your forehead, giving you a fresh, more awake look and newfound confidence.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that helps eliminate drooping skin and vertical or horizontal lines associated with the forehead, or brow line. Whether your brow wrinkles because of genetics, stress, injury or age, a brow lift can return one of your most prominent facial features to a smoother, more symmetrical and youthful shape.
What does the procedure involve?
A brow lift is an outpatient procedure performed in several ways. The most common method is a traditional coronal forehead lift in which the surgeon makes an ear-to-ear incision across the top of the head behind the hairline. A small strip of scalp is removed, pulling the brow up and back. An endoscopic brow lift involves several one-inch incisions behind the hairline in which the surgeon can insert an endoscope with a tiny camera hooked to a monitor. This technique allows for precise viewing of the forehead muscles and tissues, and avoids a long incision in the top of the head but is limited in its ability to reduce horizontal wrinkles. Subcutaneous lifts remove excess skin though an incision at the hairline, which is preferable for people who do not want surgery to alter their natural hairline. Local anesthesia and a sedative provide comfort during the one- to two-hour process.
Who is an ideal candidate?
Middle-aged people, about 40 to 60, who are experiencing the visual affects of aging, are common recipients of brow lifts. However, applicants of any age who have developed wrinkles or frown lines due to stress, straining muscle activity, nerve damage or trauma can achieve similar results. Those with low or “heavy” brows can also attain a more alert look. Sometimes a brow lift is combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or may be a better alternative for those interested in lifting their upper eyelids. Patients who are bald or have a receding hairline can also gain new confidence from a custom brow lift designed to meet their special needs.
A brow lift might be for you if you are struggling with:
- sagging, “sad” eyebrows
- low eyebrows causing redundant tissue in the upper eyelids
- deep horizontal creases in the forehead
- vertical, “angry” furrows between the eyebrows or across the upper nose
Technique Talk: Brow lift procedures have variable benefits and effects. Each can alter unique types of forehead wrinkles – vertical, horizontal and drooping – in different ways and affect the hairline in specific, predictable ways. Ask your cosmetic surgery which method is right for you.
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