When Eyebrows Sag, You Need a Brow Lift
As you grow older, you will notice that one of the most obvious changes in your face is how your eyebrows start looking. Our facial muscles and skin lose elastin and collagen, and this coupled with the effects of gravity can result in sagging eyebrows.
Sagging eyebrows can make you look much older than you actually are and can make you look angry or disappointed when you are not. One of the ways to correct this problem is with a surgery commonly known as the brow lift.
A brow lift will lift the eyebrows, allowing them to look more natural and relaxed. It also removes wrinkles in the forehead, resulting in smooth and youthful-looking skin. This procedure can also be combined with other treatments like an eye lift and a facelift, thereby giving you a complete facial-rejuvenation upgrade.
What Happens in a Brow Lift?
In a traditional brow-lift surgery, you are first given local anesthesia and an intravenous sedative. Dr. Bundrick makes an incision either just behind your hairline or along the hairline from one ear to the other. This allows him access to your facial muscles to make corrective changes.
The skin on your forehead is pulled tight and the excess skin is surgically removed. What you are left with are more relaxed eyebrows and a more youthful-looking forehead.
To complete the surgery, your incision will be stitched up either with dissolvable or removable sutures. Sometimes, Dr. Bundrick may also use surgical clips, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
Recovery After a Brow Lift
Full recovery from this surgery can take two to three weeks. During this time, your forehead will be loosely wrapped. You will have to keep your head elevated at all times. Extra care needs to be taken to ensure your skin is not exposed to the sun without adequate protection, since your tissues will be temporarily weakened and more susceptible to sun damage.
You will not be allowed to do any rigorous physical activities, and Dr. Bundrick will encourage you to get as much rest as possible. You can return to work and your regular routine after around two weeks or as per Dr. Bundrick’s recommendation.
You will also be asked to stop taking certain medications before the surgery, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin. These could impair your blood-clotting mechanism, as these drugs can increase the chances of bleeding.
After your operation, you will notice some swelling and bruising, but this is only temporary. Once this goes away, you will see the results of your surgery almost immediately: a youthful forehead and lifted natural-looking eyebrows.
The results of this surgery last a long time. It a permanent solution compared to dermal-filler treatments that disappear after a number of months and have recurring costs.
Set Up Your Informative Consultation
To set up your informative brow-lift consultation with Dr. Larry Bundrick, contact our office. Dr. Bundrick, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, will be available to answer your questions, show you before-and-after photos, and discuss the brow-lift procedure in greater detail.