A brow lift is a simple cosmetic surgery that gets rid of excess skin and tissues to smooth the wrinkles on your forehead. It helps reduce eyebrow sagging and smooths your facial features. Your plastic surgeon can tighten the skin on your upper face, remove wrinkles, and/or reposition your eyebrow arch. Your doctor will customize the procedure to your face to promote natural-looking results. With several types of brow lifts available, this helps to personalize each procedure to your needs.
A brow lift is also known as a forehead lift and is usually short and done in a single visit, with a follow-up appointment. Recovery takes a few weeks, during which your doctor generally recommends that you avoid strenuous physical activity.
#1 It Opens Up Your Eyes
Plastic surgeons often recommend a brow lift for patients interested in eyelid rejuvenation, due to how customizable the procedure is, and the long-lasting results it offers. A brow lift opens the eye area in a significant way, which results in a more rested appearance. If you enjoy wearing makeup, the procedure can also make the application of your favorite products easier. A brighter expression and a greater emphasis on your eyes can make you look happier and more approachable. This more engaged look can benefit your social interactions, both personal and professional.
By reducing the folding in your eyelids, a brow lift can minimize the need for an upper lid surgery (blepharoplasty). If your plastic surgeon recommends both blepharoplasty and a brow lift, you can usually get both procedures done at the same time, which simplifies making time for your appointments and recovery.
#2 A More Youthful Appearance
A brow lift helps to make up for the loss of collagen and elastin that happens with age and causes sagging brows. Forehead wrinkles and deep creases, commonly called frown lines, can make you look older and even angry no matter how good you may be feeling. Removing the excess skin after stretching and tucking it is a central part of how a brow lift creates significant results.
A taut upper face without forehead wrinkles or deep creases means you look younger and friendlier. A brow lift also ensures that you still have natural facial expressions. This surgery also helps to reduce “crow’s feet” wrinkles at the corner of the eyes.
#3 Long-Lasting Results
Brow lifts do not require regular maintenance like injectable treatments such as Botox do. The results can last up to twelve years depending on your age and skin at the time of the procedure. This surgery offers you a new baseline when it comes to the aging process, which can help you keep a youthful appearance longer. You have an active role in maximizing the results of a brow lift.
A healthy lifestyle that maintains a brow lift’s transformation includes:
- Wear sun protection and use quality skincare products
- Avoid smoking and excessive drinking
- Get good sleep and limit stress
- Eat a balanced diet and drink enough water
The lift creates a long-lasting, flattering, arched brow structure and a smoothed forehead, which enhances your looks and gives you a confidence boost.
If you’re looking for a board-certified surgeon to perform your brow lift, call West Coast Plastic Surgery Center at (805) 978-8545 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.