As you age, your forehead will wrinkle and the skin will start to sag. You may even develop a deep furrow between your eyes. The brow lift, or the forehead lift, will help remove your forehead wrinkles and reduce the appearance of your frown lines by raising your brows. Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN offers a variety of treatments to help you look and feel your best.
What Can I Expect from a Brow Lift? 7 Things to Know
You’ll receive a Personalized Treatment
During your consultation, the surgeon will carefully examine your neck and face’s structures as well as the color, texture, and elasticity of your skin. The surgeon will also review your medical history, expectations for the surgery, and individual risks.
There Are Several Different Techniques
When it comes to contouring and lifting the brows, there are several different types of lifts. Different lifts are better for different outcomes so it all depends on your skin’s current condition and your desired outcome. Make sure to talk with your surgeon about your goals for the surgery.
The Endoscopic Brow Lift
This lift is less invasive but still provides amazing results. Your surgeon will make several very short incisions just behind your hairline. They will then lift underlying forehead tissue, reposition your muscles, and remove excess tissue and fat with the help of a tiny camera.
In this lift, small anchors will be used to secure your tissue. Your recovery time will be shorter and scarring will be minimal.
The Pre-Trichial Brow Lift
If you have a higher hairline, this lift might be a good choice! The surgeon will make an incision just in front of your hairline and along the length of your forehead. Then the forehead will be lifted and secured once it’s at your desired height. It will then be closed with stitches.
The Mid-Forehead Brow Lift
This technique is great for people with deep forehead wrinkles. An incision will be made in a deep forehead wrinkle so the forehead can be lifted and the brows can be contoured.
The Direct Brow Lift
In this lift, the eyebrows are lifted through incisions located above the eyebrow’s hairs. They’ll be contoured and then secured in this new, higher position with stitches.
The Internal (Trans-Blepharoplasty) Browpexy
This technique also helps improve the appearance of a droopy eyebrow’s outer portion. It uses the standard eyelid incision that’s created during an upper eyelid blepharoplasty to position the eyebrows higher.
The Temporal Brow Lift
This lift will lift the outer portion of the eyebrows which is often the first part of the eyebrows to droop. Your surgeon will place a series of short surgical incisions within your hairline and then lift and contour your brows.
It Can Be Performed With Other Treatments
It’s possible to have other treatments performed during the same appointment. For example, skin resurfacing techniques and blepharoplasty, or upper and lower eyelid surgery, may be performed along with the forehead lift.
It’s Quick but the Results Are Long-Lasting
Generally, your appointment will be completed within one to two hours so you can go home once you’re finished. You’ll likely need someone else to drive you home, though.
However, the results can last for over ten years, depending on which type of lift you receive, how well you care for your skin, and how fast your skin ages.
Your Recovery Period Won’t Be Long
After the surgery, you’ll be able to see the results immediately! However, there may be some temporary, post-surgical swelling and bruising. Ice packs can help reduce the swelling.
The recovery time for a lift is generally 10-14 days. During this time, try to keep your head elevated and don’t perform any vigorous physical activity or heavy lifting.
You’ll Have More Confidence
After your lift, you’ll likely have more confidence in yourself! Your forehead, your brow, and the area around your eyes will have fewer wrinkles so you’ll have smoother skin and look younger.
Your eyebrows will also be in a more youthful position so you’ll look less tired! You may also look happier and more approachable.
Many People Are Good Candidates for This Procedure
This treatment is great for people with visible signs of aging on their upper face. It’s particularly helpful in treating people with dynamic wrinkles that were caused by repetitive facial expressions and movements. Most often, this treatment is given to people between the ages of 40 and 60. However, younger people may also be good candidates for this treatment if they have prematurely developed forehead furrows and lines.
Candidates should be in good general health and not have any medical conditions that would prevent the use of general anesthesia. An ideal candidate would also not smoke.
Do You Want To Find Out More Or Schedule A Consultation?
Please contact Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN today to learn more about brow lifts or schedule a consultation. Dr. Nicholas Tarola, the founder, is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with many years of experience in cosmetic surgery as well as reconstructive surgery for the breast, face, and body. In addition to getting a brow lift, you can receive a BOTOX treatment, a chemical peel, a facial, and more at Tarola Plastic Surgery.