The brow area can age dramatically because it is situated at the top of the head and is most affected by gravity. A brow lift can correct loose skin and lax muscles in the brow area.
Brow Lifts are Anti-Aging Cosmetic Procedure to Correct Skin and Muscle Laxity
As gravity takes a toll on the skin, it often starts at the top and works its way down, which is one reason the brows can age faster than other parts of the face. A brow lift, however, can tighten, reposition and support the brow, making your whole face look more youthful, but still very natural.
A brow lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed under general anesthesia to address issues including aging, excess skin and lax muscles and tissues in the upper face region. The key to achieving a natural and long-lasting result is to address tissue migration in two directions: both vertically (raising and supporting the tissue there) and at an outward angle, to prevent a surprised look. This two-pronged approach creates an effective and natural result for both women and men interested in brow lifts; it maintains the position and shape of the brows. The eyes look more rested and alert, crow’s feet are softened and the creases in the forehead diminish.
A brow lift is a surgery that must be carefully customized to the individual patient, addressing both the horizontal and vertical lines that have developed after years of living, talking, sunning, laughing and more. In addition, a brow lift can be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures (including an upper eyelid surgery or face lift) or on its own.
Good candidates for brow lifts should already be in overall good health, so make sure you discuss any issues you are currently experiencing or medications you are taking with your cosmetic surgeon. Likewise, it is always important to have reasonable and realistic expectations about any cosmetic procedure. If you are considering a brow lift, you should schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dallas who can examine your brow and facial structure and determine the best options for you. This will also give you the opportunity to learn more about the cosmetic surgeon and his or her background, experience and style.
The brow lift procedure itself generally takes from one-and-a-half to three hours and involves general anesthesia. During an open brow lift, the cosmetic surgeon will make incisions behind the hairline where they can easily be hidden, and then tighten muscles and tissue around the brow, removing excess skin. During an endoscopic brow lift, often popular with younger patients, the cosmetic surgeon ill make one incision at the top of the forehead and two around the temples (within the hair), allowing tightening of the supporting structures and tightening of the frown muscles; skin is not removed, but is repositioned. Finally, a modified endoscopic brow lift combined the previous two options, with a few larger incisions in the temporal region to allow for skin tightening.
Following a brow lift, patients will have a bandage on the head for the first 24 hours or so, and will likely experience some swelling, tightness and bruising. Most people can resume normal activities within five to seven days after surgery.