Deep furrows on the forehead, frown lines over the eyes, drooping eyebrows and hood-like skin over the eyes are all conditions that can make you look older than you are or feel. Whether age or heredity causes these conditions, a forehead lift (or brow lift) can give you a more youthful, animated and alert appearance. Dr. Paul Blair, Medical Director of a Facial Plastic Surgery in West Virginia has been conducting forehead lifts for many years.
He has indicated that slight changes in the height of your eyebrows can have major effects on your apparent age and remarkable affect on how your eyes appear. Many women pluck or wax their eyebrows in order to change the height of their brow. A high arched eyebrow is a sign of youth and can highlight your eyes and draw attention to them. A droopy eyebrow can hood your eyelids, draw attention away from your eyes, and is more typical of the male brow.
The forehead and eyebrows make up the upper one-third of the face. A standard face and neck lift is really a lift of the lower two-thirds of the face and neck. A forehead lift is a facelift of the upper one-third of the face. It may be combined with a standard face and neck lift or an eyelid lift. A forehead lift is recommended for people whose eyebrows have fallen with time and whose forehead has deep wrinkles. It is a permanent way to improve the deep horizontal and vertical grooves on the forehead that develop after years of facial expression.
There are several techniques to achieve a forehead/brow lift and Dr. Blair will meet with you to determine the most effective method to achieve your desired goal.
You will be able to return to work in 7 – 10 days and will be able to resume your routine activities and exercise at three weeks. There is very little swelling or bruising, but you will notice some numbness in the forehead and scalp for several months. Most of our patients do not find this a major concern. Your improved look will be subtle to everyone but you. Many people say how well rested you look, or ask if you’ve changed your hairstyle. This procedure alone can make you look anywhere from five to ten years younger.
If your forehead grooves are not too deep, or you wish to discuss non-surgical improvements, then perhaps BotoxÂ® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin) injections or DysportÂ® might be for you. These are further discussed under (Non-Surgical Procedures).
However, the most effective treatment to insure your desire results is best left to Dr. Blair he will be certain to provide the most effective answer for you. If you have been considering a surgical procedure for the face, the forehead/brow lift may be the answer for you. We encourage you to contact our office today and schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Blair.
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