Appearance is everything, and it can affect your confidence, self-esteem, and how people perceive you. If you look in the mirror and see someone older and more tired than you feel, a brow lift may be the answer! Here are four things you need to know before your brow lift.
1. How a Brow Lift is Performed
A brow lift is an upper facelift, which is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the region of your face from your forehead to your eyes. Other types of facelifts include the midface lift (corners of your eyes to corners of your mouth) and the lower facelift (corners of your mouth and down).
There are several different kinds of brow lifts. Your plastic surgeon can help you decide on the type of brow lift based on your unique anatomy that will help you meet your appearance goals. Your surgeon may suggest adding an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) to look even more well-rested.
2. The Benefits of a Brow Lift
A brow lift looks different on everyone. The biggest benefit is a more youthful experience. A brow lift reduces the horizontal fine lines and wrinkles in the skin of the forehead over the eyebrows. Many people see a reduced number of lines and wrinkles around the eyes and across the bridge of their noses after their brow lifts.
Do you have small lines and creases between your eyebrows? Frown lines, or “elevens,” are a common complaint and can be eased by a brow lift.
A final brow lift benefit is that it can elevate sagging brows that are drooping over your eyelids. You may be able to see better, and you’ll look more awake.
3. If You’re a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift
During your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your appearance goals and decide if a brow lift will help you get there.
You may be a good candidate for a brow lift if you have a low eyebrow position that you want to elevate, eyebrow asymmetry, droopy upper eyelids, or forehead or brow wrinkles. You may not be a good candidate if you look unnatural with elevated brows, have an unstable hairline, or have had previous surgeries that have left you without sufficient skin to close your eyelids.
It’s important to have realistic expectations. A brow lift won’t completely change how you look, but it will reduce fine lines and wrinkles while making you look youthful, rested, and alert.
4. Recovery Time
Recovering from a brow lift is different for each person. Most are able to return to their normal activities after 10 days. The total length of recovery depends on your health.
You can expect swelling and bruising after the surgery, but the swelling should subside after a week. Some pain and discomfort are also normal.
If you’re tired of looking tired, A brow lift may be the perfect procedure to help you look refreshed and younger. Schedule a free brow lift consultation today.