Last updated on July 5, 2022
Do you want to look like your youthful self again? A brow lift can help! As we age, our skin starts to sag and droop. This is especially true for the skin that surrounds the eyes. The muscles in this area start to lose elasticity, which causes wrinkles and sagging around the eye socket. At My Cosmetic Clinic, we offer this cosmetic treatment in all our health centres located throughout the New South Wales area to help you maintain a youthful appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?
Understand What It Is
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that rejuvenates the face by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. This procedure is typically used to correct droopy eyebrows that are associated with aging or weight changes. Our specialist removes excess skin from around your eyes during this treatment and tightens the underlying muscles to support facial tissues. The results will leave you with an overall more rested look.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
This cosmetic enhancement is suitable for most patients who want to restore their natural appearance and remove unwanted wrinkles or sagging skin around the eye region. The best candidate is usually any person looking to achieve the following results:
Reverse a Tired, Angry Appearance
As we grow older, our skin tends to sag, which can cause the eyelids and surrounding areas to droop. This results in a tired look that is often associated with aging or severe weight loss. A forehead lift treatment helps reduce any signs of sagging around your eyes by smoothing out wrinkles and tightening your facial muscles so you will appear more refreshed and youthful than before.
Restore Your Natural Proportions
As we age, our faces change in shape and size. In some cases, this may lead to a sagging eyebrow that makes your eyes appear droopier than they actually are. A forehead lift is an effective treatment for those who want to correct the appearance of their eyebrows or enhance facial proportions by correcting any asymmetry between both sides of your face.
Enhance Your Self-Confidence
Sometimes, the appearance of your eyes can have a negative impact on how you view yourself. This is normal as many people often attach significant value to their facial features and tend to be less confident when unhappy with certain aspects of their face. A forehead enhancement will help you feel better about yourself by making subtle changes that enhance your self-confidence without changing who you really are.
Smooth Away Facial Creases
For some patients, aging results in deep facial creases that can significantly impact one’s appearance. This is especially true for older women who have developed many noticeable wrinkles on the forehead or between their eyebrows. A forehead lift treatment helps these individuals reduce the number of lines and folds around the face area by smoothing out any visible signs of sagging skin.
Open Up the Eyes
Over time, our skin loosens, and the facial muscles start to sag. This often results in heavier eyelids than they used to be, making your eyes appear droopier compared to when you were younger. A forehead lift treatment helps reverse this process by tightening up your eye area to appear more rested and rejuvenated than before.
Remove the Double Fold on the Eyelid
Some people are born with an excessive amount of skin on their upper eyelids that often results in a double fold. A forehead lift procedure helps remove this excess skin and correct the saggy appearance around your eyes.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate?
This cosmetic enhancement is not suitable for patients with the following conditions:
A Previous Surgery Which Interferes With the Procedure
Individuals who have had cosmetic surgeries in the past may not be suitable candidates for a forehead lift treatment. We will need to review all your previous procedures to determine if any treatments might interfere with your current forehead lift procedure.
An Uncontrolled Medical Condition or Disease
If you suffer from uncontrolled medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, you should avoid having an eyebrow lift surgery since these issues may increase your recovery time significantly.
A Risk of Internal Complication
This cosmetic enhancement is not suitable for patients with a high risk of internal bleeding or other serious health complications since this can lead to negative outcomes. The best way to determine if you meet the criteria is by getting evaluated by our specialist, where they can discuss the potential risks depending on your case.
An Active Skin Disease or Lesions
Patients currently suffering from an active skin disease or facial lesions should avoid having this cosmetic enhancement until their condition has been properly treated and resolved. This is because there is a higher risk of complications during surgery if you have any open wounds on your face.
If You Are Not Ready for Surgery
If you are not ready for surgery, there is nothing to worry about. Most patients who come in for an initial consultation and do not go through with the procedure often change their minds a few months later once they have had more time to think things over carefully.
Preparing for Brow Lift Treatment
Consultation and Patient Evaluation
A thorough consultation and patient evaluation are important to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Our specialists will need all your relevant medical information to assess if any conditions may interfere with the treatment. We will also examine your skin tone, muscle structure, and bone depth before developing an ideal treatment plan that suits your specific needs.
Preparation for Surgery
Once you have been properly evaluated and given the green light to proceed with the procedure, our specialist will provide further instructions on what steps to take in preparation for your forehead lift treatment. In most cases, it is necessary to avoid taking certain medications for some time before surgery as these can increase your risk of bleeding or slow down the rate at which you heal. Such medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin supplements with blood-thinning properties.
Smokers should also avoid smoking before and after surgery since this can cause issues with the overall recovery process. Also, you must arrive at least one hour prior to what we recommend in order to fill out some paperwork and discuss any final concerns or questions with our specialist beforehand.
Depending on how long the forehead lift treatment is expected to take and whether there are multiple incisions involved, it may be necessary to have general anesthesia used during surgery. In most cases, a combination of intravenous sedation with local anesthetic will suffice in making sure you remain comfortable throughout.
What Surgery Looks Like
During a forehead lift surgery, incisions are made on the scalp to remove excess skin. These incisions stretch from ear to ear and run up along your hairline before curving underneath the front section of your scalp. Next, underlying muscle tissue is pulled tighter or cut loose to raise the eyebrows while softening any wrinkles that may appear around them. The same process can also be done with drooping eyelids by excising fatty deposits if necessary.
What Is the Recovery Period After Forehead Lift Surgery?
The recovery period following forehead lift surgery is 7 to 10 days in most cases. If the treatment involved multiple incisions, it might take up to two weeks for you to fully recover before returning to work.
Are the Results Permanent?
The timeframe for how long results last depends on the patient’s age, overall health status, and body type before getting this procedure done. For instance, men tend to experience more lasting results from brow lift procedures than women. That’s because men typically have less fat tissue under their skin to cause drooping skin. In general, the results of a forehead lift last between 5 to 10 years.
When are Results Appreciable?
Results are often visible after four to five days following surgery. However, the final outcome will not be visible until about four weeks after surgery.
Get A Youthful Appearance Today!
A brow lift surgery is a great way to restore a youthful appearance by removing sagging skin and making brows appear more lifted. The results are long-lasting, and the recovery period is relatively short, making it a good choice for anyone considering this type of treatment. Call us at one of our My Cosmetic Clinic locations in the New South Wales area to schedule a consultation and find out more about what we can do to improve your appearance.