Brow lift. You may have heard it, but what is it? In a nutshell, it’s a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of the forehead, the eyebrows, and the skin above the eyes. Many factors influence people’s decision to get a brow lift: they may have sagging skin causing wrinkles or droopiness, too much hair on their forehead, or they may want to look younger.
Some people feel self-conscious about their brows and want to eliminate excess hair or reduce unwanted hair growth. A brow lift surgery can be used to cure all of these problems successfully.
But honestly, when should you consider doing it? Get your pen and paper because we are about to tell you when it is time for a brow lift.
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift is a cosmetic method that raises the brows. The forehead, brow, and region around the eyes all look better after a brow lift. Throughout the entire procedure, the skin and soft tissue of the forehead are elevated.
A brow lift involves removing excess loose skin from the inside, outside of your eyelid, or both. The goal is to reshape your facial features by raising them to create more symmetry between both sides of your face. It can help give you a refreshed look that will make you feel more confident about yourself because it makes you appear younger and happier!
How is a brow lift performed?
The procedure is relatively simple, often requiring only one to two hours of recovery. Depending on the reason for your brows’ droopiness and how much work needs to be done on the skin around them, some procedures may take additional time for recovery.
There are three distinct brow lift processes:
Classic or Coronal Brow Lift: A single continuous incision is made from ear to ear over the top of your head during the classic lift, also known as an “open brow lift” or “coronal lift.” Your surgeon could advise having the incision along your frontal hairline to treat a high forehead. You might want to let your hair grow if it is shorter to cover any scars.
Endoscopic Brow Lift: Your scalp will be cut with a few smaller incisions for the endoscopic lift. A scope (a small tube linked to a camera) is put into one of the incisions by your surgeon, who then uses another tool placed into a different incision to make the required adjustments while viewing your tissues and muscles on a screen.
In this surgery, your surgeon will reposition the tissue underneath your scalp using a temporary or permanent suture or anchor. Your tissue will stay in place with the help of these anchors. Because of the small incisions, the procedure is less invasive. There won’t be much scarring, and healing time will be shortened.
Limited incision method: The endoscopic and traditional lifts are combined in the little incision procedure. Your surgeon makes smaller incisions, but a scope is not used. The operation lessens crow’s feet (wrinkles at the corners of your eyes), but it does not change the center of your forehead.
What are the benefits of having a brow lift?
Everyone has the right to like what they see in the mirror. This procedure can subtly change how your brows rest on your face. We can soften wrinkles and elevate your brows by tightening the skin on your forehead. In addition to these improvements, a brow lift can provide you with the following advantages:
- Enhance the look of your forehead
- Lift your eyebrows to seem younger
- Your forehead should be free of wrinkles and extra, saggy skin
- Reduce the grumpy and worn-out expression on your face
- Minimizing the appearance of crow’s feet
When Should You Consider This Procedure?
This technique is minimally invasive; therefore, there isn’t much recovery time needed. Although overall drooping with age is typical, you can reverse some aging symptoms using this process. We advise people with the following issues to have this surgery:
- low placement of the brows
- forehead wrinkles that run deep
- furrows or frown lines on the bridge of your nose
- skin draping over the eyes in excess
Additionally, if you’re experiencing sagging skin on your face, it’s likely caused by natural aging. Sagging skin can be prevented by regular exercise and a healthy diet. However, if you have sagging skin—and especially if it has become noticeable to others—you may want to consider getting a brow lift procedure so your face will look more youthful again.
We recommend you undergo a brow lift before your skin becomes excessively loose or floppy. If you consider having a brow lift, you should know that it is more successful when performed early. The reason is simple: As we age and lose skin volume, our faces become saggy and loose. It can lead to wrinkles around the eyes, nose, mouth, and cheeks and drooping upper eyelids.
The good news? You don’t have to wait long before getting this procedure done! With proper planning and preparation on your part, there’s no reason why anyone shouldn’t benefit from this procedure at any stage in their lives!
What are the things to know after a brow lift procedure?
After a brow lift, you may feel like your head has also been lifted. Your eyes’ surrounding muscles are looser and more relaxed, making them less likely to pull down independently.
During healing, you may also experience some bruising and swelling at the incision sites. These effects should resolve within two to three weeks after surgery, though it can be prolonged if you have any bleeding issues or infections (like those caused by an allergic reaction).
Afterward, it’s important to avoid strenuous activity for two weeks; otherwise, it could lead to sagging of the eyebrow muscles and permanent damage—and that’s not something anyone wants!
Is it time for a brow lift?
Over time, aging happens naturally, but occasionally you wish to return to looking younger. Consider a brow lift to remove some wrinkles and make it seem younger. It can smooth out deep forehead wrinkles and remove extra skin from your upper eyelids. You can look more relaxed and more youthful by having a brow lift.
Many different cosmetic procedures are available to help you achieve your ideal appearance. Consult with us at The Aesthetics Society if you are considering a brow lift procedure!