If you want to correct a sagging or drooping eyebrow so you can look younger, then you may want to consider a brow lift procedure. This simple plastic surgery procedure can tighten and lift the skin around the eyebrow to make the upper face appear more youthful and wrinkle-free. Before you schedule your consultation at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, learn more about this procedure and whether you are a candidate.
What Is the Best Age for a Brow Lift?
Most people who use a brow lift procedure are between the ages of 40 and 60, which is when most sagging or drooping on the brow is most noticeable. However, several factors may influence the exact age you have this procedure. For example, some people may experience signs of aging in other areas of the face before skin laxity becomes obvious on the upper face, so you may be able to postpone this treatment.
Sometimes, this procedure is also performed on patients who are younger and may have developed early visible signs of aging, such as deep worry lines between the brows. Younger patients who are seeking this procedure may benefit from trying other aesthetic treatments first, such as Botox, to relax visible wrinkles on the brow.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Determining whether or not you are a good candidate for a brow lift involves more than just your age. To start, you will need to attend a consultation with a plastic surgeon who will examine the condition of your skin to assess whether or not you have enough loose skin tissue to qualify for this treatment. Oftentimes, people who want this procedure may be able to try alternative non-invasive or non-surgical treatment methods first. Some other factors to be considered include:
Forehead and Hairline Height
Surgeons will look at the basic construction of your face, specifically the height of your hairline and forehead. Because this procedure will lift and tighten skin on the upper face, there must be adequate space to perform this treatment with your desired results. Your surgeon may need to lower your hairline or explore other treatment options to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Skin Quality and Condition
It’s also important that your skin quality and condition meet the minimum required for this procedure. Your skin must have a moderate amount of elasticity so your results can develop as desired. If your skin condition is very advanced, a different procedure or a combination of procedures may be required to address each of your aesthetic concerns. For example, you may also require an eyelid lift to correct all signs of visible aging.
If you are interested in any type of plastic surgery, then it’s important that you are in good general health. Plastic surgery involves the use of general anesthesia, so you must be in good enough health to withstand sedation. During your consultation, you should be sure to inform your surgeon of your general medical health, the health conditions you may have, and the full list of medications and supplements you are taking.
Sometimes, as part of the qualifications you need for surgery, you need to pass certain physical and blood exams. These exams will check the health of your heart, lungs, and other major health factors. If you are not qualified for this procedure because of your health, non-surgical aesthetic treatments can be considered.
Can Botox Be Used With This Procedure?
Botox is the most common alternative to this procedure, but it may also be used with this procedure to achieve certain aesthetic goals. For example, if your procedure does not fully treat a sagging brow or wrinkles around the eyebrows, then you may use Botox neurotoxin injections to relax the appearance of wrinkles between the brows and around the eyes.
In addition to this surgical procedure or Botox, you may want to consider other treatments that can correct more superficial aesthetic concerns. For example, chemical peels, dermaplaning, RF microneedling, and facials are all aesthetic treatments that can improve the tone and texture of the skin. Using these aesthetic treatments with this procedure may help you look younger and more radiant over time.
You can also use skin care products such as SkinMedica or ZO Skin Health to maintain a more youthful appearance. The active ingredients in these products may help you improve the tone, texture, and overall quality of your skin. For patients looking for a more comprehensive anti-aging result, combining the surgical procedure with aesthetic treatments may be a good idea to rejuvenate your whole face, rather than one section at a time.
Get the Look You Want
Some people reach a certain age and feel that they may have missed their chance. The fact of the matter is that most patients who use this brow procedure are between the ages of 40 and 60, so it’s never too late to start feeling more confident about your appearance. This treatment can correct the appearance of wrinkles around the upper face and sagging eyebrows. Contact us at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN to schedule your consultation with one of our skilled surgeons today.