Brow lifts, also called forehead lifts, are becoming more popular, especially for women. Whether it’s because of celebrity, social media, or other influences, brow lifts are among the most common plastic surgery procedures in the US.
Surgical brow lifts tighten excess skin in your brow and forehead areas and can give you an alert and more youthful appearance. In turn, this can enhance self-esteem and quality of life.
If you’re interested in a brow lift, below are reasons to consider this proven plastic surgery procedure.
New Focus On Eyebrows
If you spend any time on social media, you might have seen the term ‘brows on fleek’ here and there. This trend usually emphasizes the structure of the eyebrows, but wrinkles and sagging skin can create a sunken-in and tired appearance.
With an emphasis on eyebrows in the media, the popularity of the brow lift seems to pair with the aesthetic trend toward a strong brow line and well-defined facial features.
Forehead Reveals Signs Of Aging Early
Brow lifts are separate from a facelift because it mainly affects the forehead, not the whole face. For many people, the forehead shows the initial signs of aging because it’s involved in most facial expressions.
As the muscles contract to form those facial expressions, permanent wrinkles and lines will show on your forehead. When wrinkles on the forehead concern you, but you don’t want a facelift, a brow or forehead lift could be exactly what is needed.
Makes A More Approachable Youthful Appearance
Your brow is vital to your facial expressions and appearance, so lines and wrinkles may make you look sad, angry, and unapproachable. But in reality, you’re happy and energized!
Having a brow lift can make you look more alert, brighter, and comfortable as it tightens or removes excess skin around the brow line and eyes.
But remember that a brow lift differs from eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift. The brow lift deals with your eyes indirectly by tightening and lifting the surrounding skin. But eyelid surgery repairs the delicate skin of the eyelids.
Provides A Long-Term Solution
Botox and dermal fillers can help a sagging brow, but these are temporary measures that must be repeated every few months. For some people, non-invasive procedures such as a Botox brow lift provide acceptable results. But for those wanting a long-term solution, a brow lift can give the results you crave.
Now that you understand more about the advantages of brow lifts, here’s information about the procedure and recovery:
Brow Lift Procedure Options
There are three general types of brow lift to consider; your surgeon will talk to you about your best option:
Coronal Brow Lift
This brow lift is done under anesthesia. It involves an incision that begins over the ear and follows your hairline up to your forehead to the other ear.
Your surgeon will carefully lift the forehead skin so she can adjust the tissues, fat, and facial muscles if needed. After cutting away extra skin, your surgeon will close your incision and apply bandages and dressing.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
An endoscopic brow lift is a less invasive procedure that also is performed under general anesthesia. After your surgeon makes several incisions in the hairline, she uses special instruments to release and elevate your brow tissue.
This procedure allows for a faster recovery and more minor swelling and bruising than the coronal lift.
A temporal lift is another minimally invasive procedure, but it can be done with local anesthesia. This is a smaller-scale endoscopic lift that can provide excellent results with little downtime.
Brow Lift Recovery
After the brow lift, your surgeon will give you care instructions when you go home to prevent bleeding, infection, and as little discomfort as possible.
Some of the things that can speed your recovery include:
- Take prescription pain or over-the-counter pain medication
- Use cold compresses on your forehead to reduce swelling
- Elevate your head while you sleep
- Avoid vigorous physical activity in the first few weeks of your recovery
Are You A Good Candidate?
The following issues below are some common reasons that people have a brow lift:
- The outside of the brow sags, making you look sad.
- The middle of the brow hangs down and makes you look angry.
- You have frown lines between your eyes that won’t go away.
- You’re a woman and cannot apply makeup to your upper eyelid because it’s covered by a drooping brow.
- If you lift the skin over the eyebrow into a better position, it eliminates most of the extra skin on the upper lids.
- You have deep creases or deep forehead wrinkles
Questions and Answers
What is the most common brow lift?
Most plastic surgeons now prefer the endoscopic brow lift as it involves less invasive tiny incisions. In this surgical procedure, a small endoscope, often connected to a camera, is utilized to allow the surgeon to visualize and dissect the tissue of the forehead.
What is the longest lasting brow lift?
The coronal brow lift technique is known for delivering the most effective and enduring elevation of the brows and forehead. This procedure is used for patients with a low hairline and/or brows, as it elevates the hairline. During a coronal (traditional) brow lift, an incision is made on the scalp, strategically placed to be concealed by the hair.
How popular are brow lifts?
Annually, more than 100,000 brow lift procedures are carried out in the United States. Although the majority of these procedures are performed on women and individuals assigned female at birth, men and individuals assigned male at birth make up less than 10% of all brow lift procedures in the U.S.
What is the least invasive surgical brow lift?
An Endoscopic brow lift is the least invasive surgery. This minimally invasive procedure takes place in the operating room and entails small incisions discreetly placed within the hair. Fiberoptic equipment is utilized to delicately release and elevate the tissue of the brows.
Which celebrities have received work by a facial plastic surgeon?
It has been reported that several stars have received brow lifts in the past. A couple of notable stars are Ariana Grande, Bella Hadid, and Kylie Jenner.
What is the best age to get a brow lift?
People seeking brow lifts typically fall within the age range of 40 to 50 years old and are generally in good overall health. Those in their 20s and 30s will probably only consider cosmetic surgery if brow drooping runs in the family or if they’ve experienced a significant injury.
Request A Brow Lift Consultation Today
Interested in a Las Vegas brow lift? Please schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Mason today! She will review the brow lift procedure with you and determine if you’re an ideal candidate.
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