Some signs of aging, such as wrinkled skin or deflated breasts, are predictable. Other signs like drooping eyebrows are less expected. Nonetheless, progressive drooping of the brow is a natural feature of aging that impacts men and women alike. Sagging brows cause your entire face to look tired and aged, but you don’t have to live that way indefinitely. The brow lift is a relatively simple procedure that elevates the brow to rejuvenate your appearance and take years away from your face.
Why Get a Brow Lift?
If your eyebrows have started sagging and now sit in a lower position on your face, or if you have frown lines and furrows between your eyebrows, a brow lift is an ideal solution. This procedure will reposition your low and sagging brow so that it sits high again and no longer hands over your upper eyelid. Higher eyebrows help you look alert, youthful, and happier.
For long-lasting and dramatic results, many patients opt to undergo a brow lift along with upper eyelid surgery. This restores a more natural youthful contour without the complications of surgery. Botox injections can also be utilized with a brow lift to minimize muscle activity in the forehead and reduce forehead wrinkles.
What Is the Procedure Like?
There are two main brow lift procedure techniques. The endoscopic brow lift is most common. This involves inserting a long, thin tube into tiny incisions in the scalp. The tube has a light on the end and is connected to a camera. This allows your surgeon to see and work on your forehead’s internal structures with complete accuracy. Since the endoscopic technique requires minimal incisions, it is the ideal surgical method. However, some women with excessive hair recession are better off receiving their brow lifts with an open frontal approach that minimizes further elongation of the aging forehead.
How Intense is the Recovery Period?
Unlike other surgical procedures that require a six week recovery period, you can recover from a brow lift in only four to seven days of minimal activity. Aside from head elevation, application of cool compresses, and no heavy aerobic activity, you can enjoy life as normal with your newly rejuvenated appearance.
If you are careful to select a highly experienced board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Bruce Landon to complete your brow lift, you can shed years from your appearance and look and feel better than you have in a long time. Dr. Landon will always take the time to listen to and address your concerns, so you can trust that your results will be just like you envision. Call (813) 377-2081 now to schedule your free, personal consultation with Dr. Landon in Tampa, Florida.