The eyebrows are a subtle but important feature of the face, most often used to convey emotions or other nonverbal communication with each other. Raised eyebrows can indicate surprise or laughter, while lowered eyebrows have a negative connotation of anger or sadness. Most of us take our eyebrows for granted, often not realizing how important they are to the emotions we express. As we age, however, the eyebrows shift downward and can start to cause problems for many men and women. A brow lift is a surgical procedure that can correct the positioning of the eyebrows and eliminate other signs of aging from the forehead and upper face area. There are many benefits to the brow lift procedure.
Save Your Facial Expressions
As mentioned above, the eyebrows can make or break most of the facial expressions we use in our day to day lives. When the eyebrows sag, thanks to decreased laxity in the skin and loosened muscles, even our brightest smiles become overshadowed by those low, drooping brows. In fact, many patients who seek brow lift surgery come into the office complaining about how people avoid them or ask them what’s wrong. If your eyebrows are sending out messages you didn’t approve, a brow lift surgery is the best way to correct the problem before it gets worse.
Uncover Your Eyes
A sagging brow can have a domino effect on other facial features, especially the eyes. As the brow sags, the eyelids will droop and sometimes, the eyes themselves are covered. As aging and gravity take their toll on the eyebrows, a drooping forehead will lead to hooded eyelids. For some brow lift patients, this means impaired vision, a very dangerous side effect that can cause trouble with reading, driving, and performing many daily tasks. Not everyone suffers these dramatic circumstances but even the slightest drooping of the brow over the eyes can be frustrating. A brow lift surgery can reverse this chain reaction and uncover your hooded eyes again.
Reverse the Signs of Aging
Along with lifting the brow, the brow lift procedure will also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Movement of the facial muscles can lead to the formation of horizontal creases across the forehead. Worry lines, or frown lines, can also form as a deep v-shaped crease above the nose and between the brows. With time, these creases will deepen and can add to your perceived age, as well as that perceived angry look. Smoothing out these deep grooves with a brow lift surgery can take years from your appearance and restore a more youthful looking you.
The Benefits of Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery
On top of the basic benefits that a brow lift can offer, there are even more to reap from the endoscopic version of this procedure. Through an endoscopic brow lift, you can benefit from smaller incisions made along your scalp, which means easier healing and less scarring in the long run. The surgery is then performed with the assistance of an endoscope, which is inserted through the incisions. This tiny camera shows the treatment area on a screen to guide your facial plastic surgeon to lift the forehead skin, reposition the brows, and smooth away any lines. Excess skin is then trimmed away and the incisions are closed to end the procedure. This high-tech version of a brow lift helps the surgeon to achieve better brow lift results while using minimally invasive techniques. For the patient, this is a winning scenario that could mean better satisfaction after shorter recovery time.
Discover the Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery
How could a brow lift benefit you? Learn more about this anti-aging procedure by talking with a facial plastic surgeon with knowledge, experience, and outstanding qualifications. Schedule your appointment to consult with Dr. Andrew Frankel, board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). Contact Dr. Frankel at the Lasky Clinic located at 201 South Lasky Drive in Beverly Hills, California and call (310) 552-2173 to schedule your consultation today. He can assist you in preparing yourself for positive, life-changing procedure and the important recovery time afterward.