By Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, MD
How Can a Brow lift Benefit Me?
Many of us take for granted how big a roll the eyebrows play in our appearance, our facial expressions, and our communication with others. Raising or lowering the eyebrows can enhance a smile or a frown, show someone kindness, sorrow, joy or surprise. The eyebrows are no doubt an important facial feature, but they are also vulnerable to unwanted side effects of the aging process. Over time, the skin of the forehead and face will become lax and inelastic, leaving the eyebrows to sag. A brow lift procedure can correct a sagging brow, a wrinkled forehead, and provide many benefits to patients.
Improve Facial Expressions
Without the eyebrows, facial expressions may lose much of their meaning. Sagging eyebrows can also leave others thinking you are sad, tired, or even angry, no matter how big you might be smiling. You may have noticed that your brow has begun to sag on its own. You might have also been getting asked if you’re upset more often, thanks to a permanent change to your facial features. When the eyebrows are working against you, a brow lift surgery can provide relief.
Reveal the Eyes
As a side effect of a sagging brow, your eyes might be getting lost in the mess. With the downward pressure of the skin and brow, your eyelids will also droop and sag. Hooded eyelids can cause additional problems, even blocked vision. If you’re unable to see well because of a sagging brow and eyelids, you could be in danger when you drive and cross the street. Brow lift surgery will expose your eyes to the world again, it will also help you to better see the world around you.
Rejuvenate the Appearance
A sagging brow won’t just make you look tired or angry, it will also age your appearance significantly. If the upper portion of your face is marked by deep lines, creases, and sagging skin, a brow lift is the right approach to alleviate these problems. You may have noticed deep lines in a v-shape, also called frown or worry lines. Horizontal lines will also form across the forehead as a result of the aging process, appearing deeper as the skin sags. Brow lift surgery is a great way to reverse the signs of aging and erase years from your appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Brow Lift Surgery?
If any of the above benefits could improve your appearance or quality of life, a brow lift surgery might be a good procedure for you to consider. In order to be eligible for this facial plastic surgery, you should be in good physical health, not smoke, and have a reasonable expectation for your results. On average, brow lift patients tend to be between the ages of 40 and 65, but surgery is not limited to this age range. To decide if brow lift surgery is a good choice for you, consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation and discussion about potential surgical changes and your own anticipated results.
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Written by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, MD. Dr. Schoenfeld is the founder and Medical Director of RENU in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Washington DC metropolitan area. Dr. Schoenfeld is board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.