What You Should Know About Brow Lifts
Your eyebrows are one of the most noticeable and defining features on the human face. Through them, you can show expressions and express emotions. Unfortunately, your eyebrows tend to sage as you get older, mostly due to gravity. The best Peoria oculofacial plastic surgeon can reverse these effects through a brow lift that tightens the skin on your forehead and lifts your brows.
What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a medical cosmetic procedure designed to lift the tissues on your forehead and give you a younger look. When the skin on your forehead is tightened, your eyebrows get repositioned and appear higher and more youthful. The procedure could involve removing forehead wrinkles or lifting your eyebrow arch depending on your needs.
Brow Lift Benefits
Besides helping you look your best, a brow lift can offer several other benefits. It is minimally invasive and doesn’t require a lot of downtime so that you won’t lose a lot of time due to the procedure. Additionally, a brow lift can reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead. Other benefits are:
- Reduced sagging in the upper eyelids
- Restored natural eyebrow arch
- Reduced appearance of crow’s feet
- Excess skin removed from the face and neck
By improving the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles, and sagging skin, a brow lift can rejuvenate your look and leave you looking more youthful and beautiful.
Who Should Consider a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure that most people can get at any time. Generally, whether or not you get the procedure will depend on your individual needs. You should consider it if you have:
- Excess, sagging skin, especially over your eyes.
- Deep forehead creases.
- Low hanging eyebrows.
- Furrows or frown lines across your forehead
Preparing for Your Face Lift
Your surgeon will usually discuss proper preparation with you prior to the procedure. Typically, patients are asked to stop taking anti-inflammatory or anti-coagulants a few weeks before the brow lift. This is because such medications can increase your risk of bruising or excessive bleeding. Your doctor will inform you of other ways to prepare for the procedure.
What to Expect
Because it targets all the tissues in your forehead, you can expect to experience slight discomfort and some tightness after your brow lift. That said, your experience will vary from that of the next patient, depending on your beauty needs. A typical brow lift involves the following steps:
- Administering of anesthesia
- Making endoscopic or coronal incisions
- Lifting the forehead
- Closing the incision
After the bruising and swelling subside, most patients see results within a few weeks of the procedure. The general result is a smoother, tighter, more lifted brow and a younger-looking forehead. After the brow lift, you should avoid straining your face and body. Your doctor will also advise you on other ways to treat and manage the treatment site.
The effects of aging can be devastating on your skin and cause your brow to sink. Dustin Heringer, MD, is a cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in ocular and facial plastic surgery. If you consider a brow lift, contact Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery to discuss your eligibility and next steps with him. You can use the online scheduler or call the Peoria office to set an appointment.