Over the past few decades, we have witnessed quite a shift in plastic surgery. It used to be that we would assume that most, if not all, of our cosmetic woes, would be remedied by undergoing a facelift. Today, the signs of aging are commonly addressed with independent procedures. For example, blepharoplasty is the new standard method of rejuvenating the face by refining the skin around the eyes. Brow lift surgery is another example of a single procedure for facial rejuvenation. Here, we discuss how to know if a brow lift is the best protocol for your desired improvement.
What Is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery is a technique that pulls the forehead skin upwards toward the crown of the head. In tightening up the tissue on the forehead, we see a noticeable improvement in the position of the eyebrows, too. Brow lifts, like other cosmetic procedures, are tailored to the individual. Some people achieve their best result with a conventional brow lift, while others need only an endoscopic lift to refresh the upper part of the face.
What Can a Brow Lift Treat?
People schedule brow lift surgery for several personal reasons. You might consider consulting with Dr. D’Amico about a brow lift if you have:
- Furrowed brows. The lines that develop between the eyebrows are often referred to as frown lines or furrows. These lines become embedded over time. Though they can be softened with Botox injections, some people prefer the longer-lasting results achieved with surgery.
- Sagging eyebrows. The eyebrows are meant to rest along the bony ridge above the eye. Loose tissue on the forehead allows the brow line to fall. This can be exacerbated by the tug of the muscles located at the brow line.
- Excessive tissue on the upper eyelid. It is commonly assumed that upper blepharoplasty is the solution for excess tissue on the upper eyelid. In some instances, the eyelids are pushed down by the brow, creating the illusion of sagging tissue.
- Horizontal forehead lines. We often call these creases worry lines, but they usually become more pronounced when the muscles at the upper part of the forehead are frequently lifted to offset the dense appearance of the upper eyelids.