Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
Vertical frown lines, sagging brows, a perpetually angry appearance, and droopy eyes are common concerns we hear from our patients. Luckily, a brow lift can resolve all those problems!
A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of drooping excess skin and reduces wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. By lifting the skin on the forehead and brows, vertical forehead lines and other lines and wrinkles are smoothed away. Brow lifts can be performed in a variety of ways, giving patients a customizable procedure. Different types of brow lifts include:
The traditional brow lift, otherwise known as the forehead lift is the most popularly used technique. One long incision is made behind the hairline to remove excess fat and lift sagging forehead skin up for ultimate forehead rejuvenation.
The temporal brow lift addresses the sides of the forehead. Several small incisions will be made behind the temple to reposition tissues near the temples or sides of the forehead. This procedure is often combined with other facial plastic surgeries like surgery of the upper eyelids (blepharoplasty).
The endoscopic lift is the least invasive procedure and often benefits patients with mild sagging and wrinkling. With this technique, a tiny camera is inserted under the skin to give your surgeon a close-up look at the tissues as they are repositioned. This ensures natural-looking results and limits the potential risks of damaging important facial nerves.
The decision to have your eyebrows lifted is based on personal preference and choices so the reasons to have a brow lift are nearly endless! These are some of the most common reasons why you might want to consider brow lift surgery.
A brow lift can take years off your appearance! Deep forehead lines caused by repetitive facial expressions, sagging skin that creases near the nose, and hollowed temples are all improved with this procedure! The brows are also lifted from the eyes to improve a constantly tired and aged look and restore the natural arch of your brows.
Most wound healing and swelling will reduce within two weeks after your brow lift procedure. Although full recovery can take longer, most normal activities can safely be resumed after this time. If you are worried about recovery time, consider an endoscopic brow lift since it is the least invasive method.
Severe sagging on the brows can cause potential complications to your eyelids and interfere with vision. The constant pressure on your eyes can also cause eye fatigue, which may put you at risk for headaches, eye irritation, and discomfort.
Nightime wrinkle creams might work temporarily but a surgical procedure creates long-lasting, significant improvement. Most patients can expect the results of their brow lift to last 5-10 years or longer! Results will gradually start to fade with natural skin aging after the 5-10 year timeline.
How much time do you spend in the morning trying to conceal your forehead wrinkles? Even if you do continue to wear makeup after surgery, you can more quickly apply foundation with a smoother finish since it will not get caked into deep forehead lines.
Want to learn more about brow lifts and how you can benefit? Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Humphrey at Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery to discuss your options for a brow lift in Cape Girardeau, MO.Back to Blog home