People who have lines, wrinkles and sagging in the upper third of their face may grow tired of hearing people say they look angry, tired or sad. If you have these concerns, then you may be a candidate for eyebrow lift surgery.
Here are five reasons why you may want to get this popular plastic surgery procedure.
- There are two different techniques that can be used to perform a brow lift. A temporal brow lift targets sagging on the outer part of the brow, while a central brow lift addresses the dropping of the inner brows. An endoscopic brow lift is the method of choice because it consists of 3-5 short incisions made within the hairline. An instrument with a small camera is inserted through one of the incisions, while instruments are inserted into the other incisions to manipulate the skin and muscles as necessary. One of the reasons this is a preferred method is there is very little scarring.
- A traditional brow lift, also called a coronal brow lift, consists of one single incision that starts at one ear, runs up around the forehead and ends at the other ear. The incision is hidden within the hairline. The forehead skin is lifted away so underlying muscles are trimmed and repositioned. The eyebrows may be lifted at this time. Excess skin is removed before the skin is redraped and the incision is closed.
- Most patients can return to work within 10 days after a brow lift. You will want to avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for at least a month. It’s important to keep your blood pressure from elevating in the forehead area during your recovery.
- To achieve your aesthetic goals, you may combine a brow lift with other procedures such as eyelid surgery or a mid-facelift. The combination of different procedures can help you achieve a full upper face rejuvenation. Some patients may even undergo rhinoplasty to achieve their ideal appearance.
- Results from a brow lift are permanent. Even though you will continue to age, your forehead lines will never be as severe as they were before, and you won’t have the same degree of sagging in your brows.