All of us have heard the expression “Age is just a number”. While that is certainly true, most of us want to look as young as we feel. One of the first areas of noticeable aging is found around the eyes and forehead. Unfortunately, over time, facial skeletal bone resorption, facial fat pad descent, sun damage and forces of gravity cause vertical frown lines, wrinkling on the forehead, hooding on the eyelids and sagging eyebrows. The result is a tired or angry appearance that does not match the way we feel inside. Fortunately, there is a reliable remedy. Brow lift procedures can restore a more rested, youthful, balanced and beautiful look to eyes, eyebrows, forehead and hairline.
There are several modern techniques that can be used for a brow lift, depending on the level of correction required. One of the most effective approaches is called the Transfollicular Brow Lift. This involves making well-hidden incisions within the hairline and tightening loose skin in the forehead, brow and upper eyelid areas. The excess skin is then removed and the remaining forehead skin is repositioned to smooth wrinkles and correct drooping eyebrows. Although a brow lift can be performed by itself, most often, eyelid surgery is done in tandem as a surefire way to address other aging eye concerns.
Brow lift procedures can easily be performed in your facial plastic surgeon’s office. It typically takes only 2 to 3 hours to complete and can be comfortably performed under local/tumescent anesthesia with or without mild sedation. This provides for a safer and more cost-effective treatment.
Some swelling and bruising are to be expected after the procedure; both typically subside in 1 to 3 weeks. Most patients resume normal around-the-house and yard activity in a day or two and more public activity in about a week. Because the incisions for the procedure are made within the hairline, there will be minimal/no visible scarring.
Brow lifts are long-lasting and can reliably make you look 10 years younger. However, the visible signs of aging cannot be completely prevented. By establishing a good skin care regimen, your lines and wrinkles can be effectively managed for decades.
Brow lifts are wonderful for removing vertical and horizontal lines, giving a balanced, natural, and symmetric position to the eyebrows and providing a much more rested and youthful appearance to the eyes and entire upper face. If you would like to look and feel rejuvenated, make an appointment with our Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options. A brow lift can have a dynamic effect on your appearance and outlook.