Is a Brow lift right for you?
A brow lift is considered essential to many aging faces. Many times people are unaware of this until evaluated by a Medical Professional.
Tired of looking tired?
As one ages, the tissues around the eyes and forehead can change, resulting in a “tired” appearance, making you look older than you feel. When looking at the aging eye (the peri-orbital region), one may notice several changes. The upper eyelids can be full with excess skin, or hooding tissue. The forehead can appear to have fallen into the eye region, suggesting the need for a Brow lift.
Commonly, people notice these findings at the appearance of drooping eyebrows. While looking in the mirror, place a finger above the outer eyebrow and gently pull upwards. If your upper lid looks brighter and you look less tired, then the combination of an upper eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), with a Brow lift, may be right for you. Not every Brow lift is the same, so we customize it to fulfill your desires.
What is a Brow lift?
A Brow lift is an outpatient procedure where small incisions are made and hidden in or near the hairline or the temple region. To reverse the appearance of wrinkles and lines, we treat the selected muscles and tissues that are causing the wrinkles. Eyebrows will become more open or lifted and the excess skin around the incision will be removed. This procedure is typically performed under anesthesia.
Prior to considering surgery, Dr. Atkins will discuss other important considerations for the eye region, such as combining Botox®, fillers such as Juvederm Voluma®, Belotero®, or using lasers to optimize improvement in this important area. In the lower eyelids, the aforementioned fillers may allow a multi-pronged approach.
Additionally, Dr. Atkins will review whether a Brow lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), in combination or alone is best for rejuvenation of the eyelid region.
What is a Brow lift with Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?
When drooping eyebrows significantly add to the aging appearance of the upper eyelids, the surgeon may recommend a brow lift with upper eyelid blepharoplasty. The procedure is generally performed under anesthesia. In many cases, the surgeon makes a small incision in the temple region. In this region, they anchor the tissue and close the incision. After this procedure is complete, incisions are made in the creases of the upper eyelid. The excess skin is removed and the incision is closed. The combination of these two procedures leads to slightly more swelling than with blepharoplasty alone. It is advisable to wait 7 to 10 days before applying make-up. Results depend on your age, skin condition, and overall health.