As the years pass, the telltale signs of your true age can creep in and attempt to steal youthful traits like smooth skin and a flawless complexion. Forehead wrinkling, frown lines between the eyes, brow furrows, or sagging eyebrow skin can be a shear indication that your 30s, 40s, or 50s have arrived. Whether they are caused by genetics, aging, stress, or sun exposure, these signs of aging can be corrected with help from an experienced plastic surgeon. If you want to minimize the annoying problems areas for a more youthful appearance, brow lift surgery might be the right cosmetic surgery choice for you.
How It’s Done
Performed as an outpatient procedure, the brow lift procedure can be completed in just a few hours. Your plastic surgeon will make small incisions hidden above the hairline, and then skillfully remove excess muscles responsible for furrowing between the brows and forehead using an endoscope. An endoscope allows the surgeon to see what he is doing through very small incisions.
The eyebrows are slightly raised in the process and the forehead area is smoothed. The incision site is closed with sutures, and your surgeon will go over the healing process with you to make sure you know what to expect. Generally, activity is limited for about a week after surgery, and strenuous activity is restricted for two weeks. The result is a refreshed facial appearance and a more youthful forehead and upper eye area.
You May Be a Good Brow Lift Candidate If…
- You have a tired or angry look when your face is relaxed
- Your eyelids have begun to droop
- You notice lines and furrows in the forehead area
- Your forehead shows signs of aging
For Dramatic Results
To complement the results of your brow lift, consider additional procedures such as a facelift, eyelid lift, or laser skin resurfacing. There are also non-surgical medspa procedures such as Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm™, or Restylane® available to help you achieve just the right look.
—Lindsey Kesel, Cosmetic Surgery Consultant