The brow lift surgery also known as a forehead lift works to strengthen the facial tissues underneath sagging eye skin. Some common factors causing wrinkles and lines in the brow are stress, muscle contraction and age.
Because the forehead and eyebrows are so expressive, the skin and tissue in the brow region are often the first to display signs of aging. Wrinkles and lines along the forehead and between the eyes start to deepen quickly, even while we’re still relatively young. Then, beginning in our thirties, the skin starts to lose its elasticity, resulting in sagging or drooping—one result of which is what’s known as “hooding” around the upper eyelids. These areas of lax, excess skin add up can make the face look tired, sad or even irritated.
Is a Cosmetic Eyebrow Lift Right for you?
When you come to our Seattle Surgery Center for your personal consultation with Dr. Larrabee, you may discuss performing your brow lift in conjunction with other facial procedures that specifically address the loss of skin elasticity, including:
Quite often, the brow lift ends up being just one component of a facial procedures package that brings patients total facial rejuvenation.
Recovering from your brow lift surgery will not be overly troublesome. Of course, you’ll need to take it easy for roughly the first week following your procedure, but you should be back to your normal daily work (provided it’s not too physical) in around 10 days. After your bandages are removed, you can shower or bathe as you normally do. For the first few weeks, you’ll need to keep things like cardio and heavy chores to a minimum. In just a few quick weeks, signs of the procedure will have slipped away, leaving you feeling and looking youthful and fresh.
Every patient is an individual with specific needs based on his or her problem areas and specific characteristics, such as their hairline. Top Seattle facial plastic surgeon Dr. Larrabee, in his book The Art and Craft of Facial Rejuvenation, describes how he tailors his recommendations from a minimal brow lift to a more extended endoscopic forehead lift.
Regain a Youthful Flair with an Eyebrow Lift
By working to refine and strengthen the facial tissues beneath drooping skin, the brow lift not only restores the brows to a youthful position, but it also tightens and improves lines and wrinkles.
The brow lift procedure is best suited for individuals between 40 and 60 years old — typically the time frame when the laxity in the skin and underlying tissues really begins to show its effects. The brow lift can also be of great service to younger women and men who suffer from deep lines in the brow as a result of involuntary muscle contractions or prolonged stress.