The face can’t be viewed part by part, and so a brow lift is for many people one element in an overall approach that might also include tightening the skin of the upper eyelid and helping the contour of the cheeks with other elements of a facelift. Actually, lowering the hairline can produce a more harmonious proportion for some persons, even as a brow lift is considered initially. An experienced, board certified plastic surgeon can advise you as you discuss your own situation and goals.
How to Know When It’s Time
In a way, the brows set the theme for how interesting we appear to other people because they suggest how interested we are in other people. They say a lot about whether we are open and receptive to conversation, interaction, and relationship. The brows and forehead are not only the top of a person’s facial features, but also compose how alert, interested, and engaged we appear to be with the world and the people around us.
As our skin becomes less resilient and the supporting tissues get thinner with age, gravity eventually wins, causing the eyebrows to sit lower over the eyes, or even to droop or sag. Our face’s response to life can also create furrows or creases in the forehead and brow that look sad or angry, even when we are not at all conscious of it. Making a change in that look can give a more rested, alert, and receptive look to many people, and the surgical solution can be as natural-looking as a good night’s sleep.
A Surgical Solution That Can Be Virtually Invisible
Two techniques can combine to make a surgical brow lift look completely natural. Incisions placed along or above the hairline are part of a surgical approach. Men and women age differently, and the needs and goals of each individual call for a unique placement of incisions.
Endoscopic technique is the other approach. By using an endoscope, a tiny surgical camera, your surgeon can make incisions that are almost impossible to see. Healing also can go more smoothly because the minimal disruption of the skin’s surface.
Among the Options to Consider
In certain cases, non-surgical options for lifting the brow may be considered. Injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm can relieve creases in the area that accentuate a sagging brow. Techniques such as these do not produce results as definitive as a surgical brow lift, or last as long, but they may be part of a worthwhile discussion with your plastic surgeon.
Your talk with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is the best starting point for any anti-aging initiative. It assures you of hearing about the choices that may make sense for you, without limitation or bias.
We would be very glad to have such a talk with you. Just call us at 912.920.2090 or or click here to schedule your confidential consultation.