A brow lift can greatly improve an individual’s appearance without a full facelift. If you are seeking a more youthful appearance, or simply a solution to a natural feature of the brows, a brow lift may be the answer. A brow lift, otherwise known as a forehead lift, tightens the skin of the upper half of the face. This can smooth wrinkles and correct sagging skin, ultimately giving you a more youthful appearance. A brow lift can also raise brows that sit too low above the eye, decrease the appearance of furrows or creases between the eyes, as well as frown lines, and opens up the eyes by tightening the surrounding skin.
There are two methods of brow lifts. A classic brow lift begins with a single, continuous incision following the hairline from the ears, over the forehead, to the other ear. The skin of the forehead is pulled up, or lifted, and the brow is tightened and sutured into place. Since the incision is along the hairline, it is easily concealed by the patient’s own hair. The Endoscopic lift involves making a number of small incisions in which a small endoscope is inserted. The camera at the end of the endoscope will help the surgeon determine the locations in need of adjustment to ensure the skin has been properly corrected and no wrinkles or creases are left to be seen in the forehead. This procedure has the advantages of less scarring and a significantly shorter recovery period.
The ideal candidates for a brow lift should be in generally good health and abstain from smoking. A good brow lift candidate should also be realistic about expectations. Severe wrinkling or deep furrows of the forehead and around the brow may only be minimally affected by a brow lift. A more extensive cosmetic procedure may be required to achieve the results the patient is seeking. Along similar lines, creases around the eyes, depending on the depth of the skin fold, may require an eyelift procedure for more dramatic results. Fortunately, a brow lift is often performed in conjuncture with other procedures for an optimal result. Based upon your desired results, your surgeon will recommend the procedure best suited to you, and will help you choose exactly the breast size that looks best with your body. Be sure to discuss any concerns or questions you have with the doctor so your experience can be tailored to your needs. Some versions are more or less invasive than others, some have shorter recovery times, and some have more or less dramatic results. All of these factors must be taken into consideration prior to your surgery.