The perpetual, dynamic forces of gravity and aging cause the eyebrows and forehead to descend. As the brows fall, they push the redundant skin into the upper eyelid causing a crowded look to the upper eyelid. The brow appears heavy, thickened and deep creases set in between the brows. All this can lead to an angry look or a scowl even when you don’t feel this way. Some people look tired, and women may have difficulty placing mascara or other make-up to the area. Many patients seeking rejuvenation surgery are not aware of the sagging eyebrows’ participation in their aged appearances. To improve this, a browlift can be done in isolation, but it is usually done in tandem with a forehead lift or a facelift. If you’re like most in Chicago, forehead lift and facelift options appeal to those with active lifestyles and careers by offering a more rested, youthful appearance.
Repositioning forehead skin may be necessary to achieve the optimal improvement in eyelid surgery, attracting attention to opened, more inviting eyes. For those with heavy descended brows undergoing a facelift procedure, a forehead lift may be key to maintaining a natural look. It will also help smooth out excess wrinkles, crow’s feet and skin of the temporal region. Modern technology has improved the way we perform this procedure. New techniques include using lighted scopes placed through small, well-hidden incisions within your hairline, and this leads to less swelling, bruising and your recovery time is much quicker.
The best candidate for an edoscopic forehead lift is a physically healthy man or woman who has realistic expectations about the forehead lift procedure and is interested in minimizing the appearance of drooping brows, horizontal lines and furrows of the forehead. Although most patients receiving forehead lifts are between the ages of forty and sixty, the procedure can be performed at any age if necessary.
Most forehead lift procedures are done in an outpatient surgery center or a surgeon’s office-based facility, though some procedures occasionally take place in a hospital. The forehead lift procedure itself typically takes between one and two hours to complete, and is most commonly performed with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation, although general anesthesia is sometimes used.
Brow Lift Recovery Care
We are continuously dedicated to giving our patients the attention they deserve during their period of recovery. Our brow lift patients will receive a brow lift recovery care package as part of their experience with SDMD. It is important that we make your neck lift recovery time as comfortable as possible. For more information about brow lift recovery, head over to our recovery care page.
Contact Steven H. Dayan, M.D. about brow-lift surgery.