Loss of skin elasticity and the appearance of static lines are an inevitable sign of aging - often displaying themselves right across your forehead. Plus at least 50 percent of the apparent problem with the upper eyelids is due to brow sag, also known as brow ptosis. Permanent brow furrows and lines across the upper part of the nose in conjunction with sagging skin around the eyes often result in men and women looking sad, mad or tired.
Fortunately, advances in cosmetic surgery allow for several solutions to this problem. For fine lines on the forehead or a slight lift of the brow, products like Botox can make a significant impact allowing you to revive your youthful appearance. However, Botox cannot repair sagging skin. For deep lines and sagging skin, a forehead lift is the only way to permanently rejuvenate your look.
The terms forehead lift and brow lift are often used interchangeable because they are in fact the same procedure. A brow/forehead lift is a surgical procedure that can be performed as an outpatient procedure either under local or general anesthesia.
By surgically lifting and tightening the skin & muscle, a brow lift:
- Eliminates brow furrows (known as the 1’s)
- Releases wrinkles between the eyes above the nose
- Smoothes the fine lines and deeps lines across the forehead
- Lifts the brow for a more youthful appearance, enhancing the appearance of the eyes
One of the biggest concerns amongst patients interested in a brow lift or forehead lift is surgery resulting in a “surprised look”. When skillfully performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, your surgery will result in a smooth forehead and a nicely refined appearance of the eyelid and orbital skin. Facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a brow lift, are intended to enhance your appearance- making you look more youthful and rested rather than changing what you look like.
It is important to note that a brow lift will not correct eye ptosis, excess skin on the eyes or ectropian (sagging of the lower eyelid). If you are concerned about the appearance of your eyes you may want to consider a blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery. We offer advanced upper and lower eyelid surgery procedures, as well Endotine Transbleph procedures for a less invasive approach. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a brow lift to achieve desired results.