furrows on the forehead, frown lines over the eyes, drooping
eyebrows and hood-like skin over the eyes are all conditions that
can make you look older than you are or feel. Whether age or
heredity causes these conditions,
recommends that a forehead lift (or brow lift) can give you a more
youthful, animated and alert appearance.
changes in the height of your eyebrows can have major effects on
your apparent age and remarkable affect on how your eyes appear.
Many women pluck or wax their eyebrows in order to change the height
of their brow. A high arched eyebrow is a sign of youth and can
highlight your eyes and draw attention to them. A droopy eyebrow
can hood your eyelids, draw attention away from your eyes, and is
more typical of the male brow.
In men, the natural position of the eyebrow is
slightly lower than women. This causes less leeway before droopy
eyebrows affect the upper eyelids and not only draw attention away
from the eyes, but may interfere with your peripheral vision.
There are increasingly more men interested in facial plastic surgery
today. Care is taken not to elevate the eyebrows too much since too
high an eyebrow can be feminizing.
The forehead and eyebrows make up the upper one-third
of the face. A standard face and neck lift is really a lift of the
lower two-thirds of the face and neck. A forehead lift is a
facelift of the upper one-third of the face. It may be combined
with a standard face and neck lift or an eyelid lift.
A forehead lift is recommended for people whose
eyebrows have fallen with time and whose forehead has deep
wrinkles. It is a permanent way to improve the deep horizontal and
vertical grooves on the forehead that develop after years of facial
performs the standard forehead lift, recommended for severe
age-related forehead and eyebrow problems, through an incision in
the hairline of the forehead. The operation takes about two hours,
and may be performed with you awake with intravenous sedation or
completely asleep under general anesthesia. At the end of the
surgery, small sutures and surgical staples are placed to close the
incision. These are removed in seven to ten days. A small plastic
drain is used to remove any accumulated blood overnight, and is
removed the next day in the office. You are able to go home the
same day as surgery.
If your eyebrow or forehead problem is not too
severe, then perhaps you would be a good candidate for endoscopic
surgery of the forehead. Through five or six small incisions in the
scalp, the deep grooves can be improved and the eyebrows raised.
will be happy to discuss this procedure in detail during your
You will be able to return to work in ten days and
will be able to resume your routine activities and exercise at three
weeks. There is very little swelling or bruising, but you will
notice some numbness in the forehead and scalp for several months.
Most of our patients do not find this a major concern. Your
improved look will be subtle to everyone but you. Many people say
how well rested you look, or ask if you’ve changed your hairstyle.
This procedure alone can make you look anywhere from five to ten
If your forehead grooves are not too deep, or you
wish to discuss non-surgical improvements, then perhaps Botox®
Cosmetic injections or chemical peels might be for you. These are
further discussed under Non-Surgical Enhancements.
However, the most effective treatment to insure your
desired results is best left to
he will be certain to provide the most effective answer for
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