A sagging brow can make you look like you are always angry or tired, even when you are feeling great and happy. A sagging brow that only continues to sag more and more with each passing year will continue to make you look older than you are. It will even make you look unhappy and worn out.
There is a way to stop and even reverse these signs of aging to your face; brow lift surgery can give your face back it is firm, youthful appearance, shedding years off your face with a straightforward procedure.
Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, surgery is a cosmetic procedure used to tighten the soft tissue of the forehead and lift it, while eliminating wrinkles in the area and between the eyebrows and around the eyes, also lifting drooping eyebrows and eyelids as well.
A More Youthful Appearance
As you age, the smooth, unworried brow of your youth will gradually sag with passing time. This causes your entire face to take a droopy appearance. To compound this problem, your skin also loses elasticity as you age. Additionally, wrinkling, caused by stress and the effects of the sun and wind, all add to the sagging of your brow, making the outcome even worse.
A brow lift can make all the difference in the world, making you look younger and more approachable. To give you a good idea of how effective a brow lift can be to your appearance try this experiment, place your hands above eyebrows, on the outside edges of your eyes and gently raise your skin upwards. This will give you a great idea of how your appearance can be greatly improved with a simple brow lift. This is also what makes this one of the most popular surgeries for women between the ages of 35 and 65.
Additional Benefits of a Brow Lift
All of the unwanted signs of aging are erased, from frown lines, droopy eyebrows and the typical “11” lines between your eyes disappear, removing the “angry look” from your face, giving you a more youthful and fresh appearance again.
Brow lift surgery smooths out all of these with one procedure. Lifting the brow will also open up your hooded eyes. All of these unwanted lines and sagging make you look older, angry and just plain tired looking.
Why Your Brow Sags, Causing Severe Wrinkles
As we age, lines and wrinkles naturally appear on the forehead due to constant muscle movement, making us look older than we are. Also, those horizontal lines across the forehead, or little vertical lines between the brows, cause us to look angry, stressed or just unpleasant.
With the advancements in plastic surgery, specifically brow lifts, you can easily achieve a fresh, smooth and youthful appearance again with a relatively simple procedure that isn’t as noticeable as a full facelift.
Brow Lift Procedure
You should only have a brow lift procedure done by a licensed, professional and skilled plastic surgeon. They will decide if a traditional brow lift or endoscopic brow life, which is less invasive would be best for you. They will decide which will yield the best results depending on your specific needs. The complete procedure will typically last from one to two hours.
Traditional Brow Lift Includes:
- General anesthesia is administered so that patients are completely unconscious during the procedure.
- An incision is made across the forehead below the hairline.
- The skin is then lifted, so the wrinkles are smoothed out, and the brow is repositioned.
- Any excess skin is removed.
- The incision is then sealed with sutures.
Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery Includes:
- General anesthesia is administered to the patient, so they are completely unconscious throughout the procedure.
- Several small incisions are made along the scalp.
- An endoscope is inserted through the incisions, which allows the surgeon to see the treatment area on a video screen.
- Using another instrument, the forehead skin is lifted, the brow is repositioned, and muscle tissue that is causing lines is removed.
- Excess skin is removed, and the incisions are sutured
Recovery After the Procedure
Bandages can be removed after one or two days, and the stitches can be removed after about two weeks. Recovery time varies for each patient. However, you should be able to resume your normal activities after several weeks.
Your doctor will let you know when you can return to your normal activities based on your specific condition. Once you are completely healed, the results will be beautiful, noticeable and natural looking.
Risks to Brow Lift Surgery
While there are several excellent benefits to brow lift surgery, it is important to understand there are also some risks involved. The best way to know if brow lift surgery is right for you and to find out what risks there are involved in the procedure is to ask your qualified, professional plastic surgeon.
Since everyone is different and his or her procedure is unique and tailored to their specific needs, your surgeon with be able to explain all of the details to you in an easy to understand manner.
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