A brow lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that tightens, lifts, repositions and supports the brow area. This popular procedure can provide a more youthful look for the entire face.
Brow Lifts Tighten, Tone, Lift and Reposition Drooping Brows
When any one part of the face starts to age faster than the others, it can affect the way your entire face looks. Since gravity tends affect the top of the head first, the brow area often shows signs of aging faster than the lower face, for instance. For this reason and many others, brow lifts are a popular cosmetic surgical procedure designed to lift, tighten and support the brow area with a natural look and feel; this surgery can soften crow’s feet and reduce creases in the forehead while maintaining the position of the brows. A skilled cosmetic surgeon will make your brow lift look very natural and prevent any look of surprise or tightness around the eyes.
Ideal candidates for this procedure are both women and men who have reasonable expectations regarding a brow lift and are in good mental and physical health. If you are interested in lifting this area of your face, you should first meet with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to discuss your brows as well as your goals and any questions or concerns you have about the procedure. During this session, you can learn more about costs, benefits and risks as well as the cosmetic surgeon’s background and areas of expertise. Brow lifts are often performed along with other cosmetic procedures, so let your surgeon know if you are interested in having other procedures at the same time.
Each brow lift procedure is individualized for the patient, so that it carefully addresses both the vertical and the horizontal lines in the brow region. During the surgery itself, which can take from about 90 minutes up to three hours, you will first be given general anesthesia. Depending on the type of brow lift you elect and the extent of the surgery, the cosmetic surgeon will make incisions where they can easily be hidden by your hair, and then he or she will tighten both the tissue and the muscles around the brow and remove excess skin as needed. Again, you can discuss the various types of brow lifts and the best option for you and your face with your cosmetic surgeon.
Recovery from a brow lift varies from person to person, but most patients are able to return to their regular daily activities in five to seven days after the surgery. For the first day or so, you will wear a bandage on the head and may experience some bruising, swelling or mild pain, which can be managed with prescription pain medication. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to carefully follow your surgeon’s instructions to promote healing.
A brow lift can, literally, change the way that you look at the world as you fight gravity and enjoy a true lift. We suggest Dr. Hobar of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute for your brow lift needs.