Can A Brow Lift Be The Finishing Touch For You?
In addition to repositioning a low or sagging brow, a brow lift also eliminates or minimizes creases that develop across the forehead and high on the bridge of the nose. The results of this cosmetic surgical procedure can be quite striking and it can be the potential finishing touch to creating the perfect overall look for any age.
Do those lines on your forehead make you look older than you are or do they make you look angry all the time? Call Dr. Carter today for an expert consultation on what a brow lift can do for you.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
A brow lift can correct two potential problems in your overall appearance, making you look years younger once it is healed. The first problem that can be tackled through this procedure is smoothening out those fine lines and creases that can appear in your forehead. Granted, we may have had a wonderful time creating them, but the majority of people today do not care to have those joyous reminders remain on their faces.
As soon as we hit our forties and fifties, some of us may discover that our eyebrows have begun to sag and tilt. The very same procedure that can smooth out those lines on our foreheads can restore our eyebrows to their natural form and tighten up the skin above and around them. The total effect can turn back the clock several years at the same time.
What can I Expect from this Surgery?
This type of procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis, usually at clinics, day surgery centers or hospitals. It can be done under local anesthesia or via intravenous sedation and will require at least one to two hours of time to complete. Patients who receive this type of operation are usually free to return home the very same day. The basic procedure can be a little invasive but the most popular form of late has been the endoscopic method.
During an endoscopic surgery, a surgical video device known as an endoscope along with other special instruments are inserted into small incisions made within the hairline. This enables the surgeon to alter, reposition or remove the excess muscle, fat and tissue from beneath the skin to achieve that smooth look.
Incisions made during a brow lift are typically closed with skin absorbable or removable sutures, special clips, surgical tape or skin adhesives.
The endoscopic method is less invasive than the traditional method, but it can still be uncomfortable. Patients may also experience slight swelling, numbness or an itchy feeling under the skin while it heals. The initial clips or stitches can be removed within seven days after the brow lift surgery is complete. Any hair lost will usually grow back.