The appearance of our face can say a lot about our age, and it is the first area of our body to show noticeable signs of aging, especially around the eyes. The position of the eyebrows can cause someone to have an angry or tired expression due to certain factors like the loss of skin elasticity or the effects of gravity. Sometimes sagging skin can develop around the brows, causing them and the upper eyelids to “droop” down and interfere with your field of vision. Brow lift surgery can remove excess skin, raise the position of the forehead and eyebrows, and tighten the underlying tissues of the area to produce a revitalized and more youthful aesthetic.
Brow Lift Candidates
Patients who want to achieve any of the following cosmetic objectives may be a potential candidate for brow lift surgery:
Smoothed forehead wrinkles
Eliminated hooding of the upper eyelids
Improved shape and arch of the eyebrows
A more youthful appearance
Restored confidence in your facial appearance
Brow Lift Procedure
Brow lift surgery is performed in less than two hours using general anesthesia. During your procedure, several small incisions are placed within the hairline, which has little effect on the hairline and will leave minimal scarring. Then, excess skin is removed, and the drooping muscles are lifted to a natural, more attractive position and sutured into place.
It can take two weeks for incisions to heal and for side effects to subside completely. Makeup may be applied to conceal residual bruising and swelling. Stitches will be removed one week following your procedure, at which point you will be able to return to work and your usual activities. Strenuous exercise, however, must be limited for several weeks or until cleared by Dr. Patronella to ensure optimal healing.