Your eyebrows are one of the more defining features on your face. They express emotion, show expression and outline your eyes. Everyone wants beautiful eyebrows, but as you get older, it’s harder to have brows that you’re proud of. Gravity works against us every day. Where your eyebrows are on your face depends on how tight the skin on your forehead is. If you feel like your eyebrows are sagging or need a helping hand, consider getting a brow lift. Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates, Inc in Chico, CA can give you a subtle lift that will enhance your natural beauty.
What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a simple procedure that targets the tissue in your forehead to give you a more youthful look. By tightening up the skin in your face, you can reposition your eyebrows to a more desirable location. This can involve moving your eyebrow arch into a more flattering position or simply removing wrinkles from your forehead.
Depending on what your goals are, our knowledgeable plastic surgeon will create minor incisions in different locations to help you achieve the look you’re going for.
What Are the Benefits?
Everyone deserves to look in the mirror and love what they see. This procedure can help you slightly alter where your eyebrows sit on your face. By tightening the skin on your forehead, we’re able to soften wrinkles and uplift your brows. On top of these enhancements, a brow lift can provide you with a few other benefits:
- Restoration of the natural arch in your eyebrows
- Reduction in sagging upper eyelids
- Reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet
- Removal of excess skin from the face
The wrinkles around your eyebrows can say a lot about your age. You can turn back the clock when you receive this particular procedure. The results can be incredibly natural-looking and will help you fall in love with your looks again.
When Should You Consider Getting This Procedure?
Since this procedure is minimally invasive, it doesn’t require a lot of downtime after the fact. Although general sagging as we age is normal, you can use this procedure to correct some effects of aging. We recommend this procedure to those who have:
- Low eyebrow position
- Deep creases across the forehead
- Frown lines or furrows across the top of your nose
- Excess skin hanging over the eyes
Regardless of the reasons, our team will make sure you love your final look. During a consultation, our plastic surgeon will discuss your goals and choose appropriate incision locations accordingly.
How to Prepare
Since this procedure can be a minimally invasive surgery, there isn’t much you have to do before your appointment. Our plastic surgeon will discuss your current medications with you and determine if you need to skip a certain pill or prescription before your procedure. In general, you shouldn’t take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory drug beforehand. These types of pills increase the risk of excessive bleeding and bruising. Consult with your doctor to create an exact plan on what you should and shouldn’t do before your appointment.
What to Expect
Since this procedure has the ability to reduce wrinkles on your entire forehead, so you can expect to have some tenderness and slight discomfort after the procedure is complete. However, each lift can be performed in different ways based on your desired outcome. Generally, a brow lift procedure follows the same multi-step plan:
- Anesthesia is administered
- Coronal incisions or endoscopic incisions are made
- The forehead skin is lifted to the desired position
- Incisions are closed with adhesives, clips or sutures
Once your procedure is complete, you can expect to see results in a few weeks. Swelling and bruising will subside to reveal a tighter and more youthful-looking forehead. Your plastic surgeon will go over what you should do immediately following the procedure. Generally, you should avoid intense physical activity for as long as your doctor recommends.
The Difference Between a Brow Lift and a Facelift
The main difference between these two procedures is the area of the face being operated on. A brow lift focuses on the skin and areas in the upper regions of the face, whereas a facelift focuses on the skin in the lower portion of the face. This includes the midsection of your face and your neck. A facelift is aimed at reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin. If you’re looking to tighten up the forehead and sections between your eyebrows, a brow lift is a way to go. However, you should always consult with your doctor before getting any type of procedure done.
Aging occurs naturally over time, but sometimes you want a more youthful look back. When you want to erase some wrinkles and look more refreshed, consider getting a brow lift. This minimally invasive procedure involves raising the eyebrows to a higher and more natural location on the face. It can reduce excess skin from your upper eyes and reduce deep creases in your forehead. A brow lift can help you achieve a more relaxed and youthful look.
Before you participate in any type of reconstructive surgery, consult with your doctor. Book an initial consultation with one of our doctors at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates, Inc in Chico, CA today. We can help you achieve your most beautiful self.