Have you ever considered a professional brow lift? Most people don’t know that such a plastic surgical procedure even exists; however, many of us do know that as we age, our face is one of the first areas to show visible signs of collagen loss and other age-related issues. This problem is often most noticeable around our eyes and eyebrows. Drooping eyebrows and sagging eyelids can cause some of us to feel uncomfortable in our own skin, but modern medicine offers a solution!
How Do Brow Lifts Work?
Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is a surgical procedure designed to correct “tired eyes” and “frown lines” where common sagging around the upper eyelids and across the forehead typically appear as we age. It usually requires one or more neat and highly discrete incisions along the hairline, and the removal of any excess skin and tissue. With a surgical brow lift, there is little downtime, but you’ll be required to follow post-operative instructions to help promote complete healing and provide the alert and refreshed results you’re looking for.
Another popular procedure is known as an Ultherapy® brow lift. This new innovative procedure uses ultrasound technology to provide long-term relief from forehead wrinkles and sagging skin in a noninvasive, non-surgical way. With Ultherapy, your forehead skin is tightened and naturally lifted to open your eyes and provide a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Unlike the surgery, Ultherapy treatments are not permanent, so you’ll have to repeat the procedure after a period of time.
What About an Eyelid Lift?
Many patients choose to combine brow lifts with eyelid lifts for maximum effect. An eyelid lift, medically referred to as Blepharoplasty, is a surgery intended to remove excess fat and skin from around the eyelids. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both.
Since your eyelids and eyebrows use entirely different muscle groups, when Dr. Bradford Patt combines these surgeries, they are considered different procedures. When consulting with Dr. Patt, he will help you determine if you will need to combine surgeries, or have one or the other. In most cases however, patients have both surgeries to obtain the best results to a natural and revitalized look about the eyes.