As people age, it is common for the skin and soft tissue of the face to become loose and descend with gravity. This excess or loose skin shows itself in the form of wrinkles, deep furrows between the eyes and drooping eyebrows. Brows can make a significant impact on the facial appearance because sagging brows may make a person appear old, fatigued, or even angry as if they are constantly frowning.
Brow Lift Effects
A brow lift is an excellent answer to this situation. It tightens up the loose skin, removes many of the wrinkles and folds, and enhances the position of brows to provide a more youthful appearance. The surgery suspends the forehead muscles and tissue in a way to make them appear smoother and tighter. This lifts up the erstwhile sagging skin, and gives a smooth forehead, fewer wrinkles and frown lines, and raised eyebrows. By partially removing or weakening the muscles that cause frowning, the furrows between the eyebrows can be significantly reduced.
Brow Lift surgery can make a patient appear younger by several years. The procedure is equally beneficial for both men and women. The most ideal candidates for this procedure are those in the age group of 40 to 60 years. However, there are many cases where a younger person developed wrinkles or furrows due to excessive muscular activity or another reason such as heredity. In such cases, the brow lift procedure can be performed at an earlier age with excellent results.
Patients who have undergone brow lift surgery can not only find a dramatic improvement in their physical appearance and aesthetics, but also in their attitude. They generally become happier, more confident and energetic. Many times patients find an improved performance at work as well as improvement in their personal life.
Brow lift surgery is now typically performed using an endoscope, which ensures that the surgery can be executed with very small incisions that are hidden behind the hairline. The results also depend on the skills and experience of the operating surgeon.
Previously, brow lifts were performed as open procedures where an incision was made from ear to ear over the top of the head leaving a long, permanent scar which could eventually become visible in a balding male. In addition, by making this long incision, several sensory nerves to the scalp are severed, resulting in permanent decreased or complete loss of sensation to the top of the head. This is another advantage to the endoscopic technique, which is a much lower incidence of loss of sensation to the skin of the scalp.
Brow lifts are often performed at the same time as other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty as non-facial aesthetic procedures such as breast lifts, implants or a tummy tuck. Combining procedures saves time and money and allows for one recovery instead of two or three.
Recovery can be surprisingly quick from an endoscopic brow lift if bruising can be kept to a minimum. Patients can be typically shower the next day and make up can be worn in just a few days to cover any discoloration around the eyes.