The position of our eyebrows affects the way we look because the overall appearance of the brow and eye creates a natural expression. As we age, the gradual arch of the eyebrow begins to change. This is due to the effects of gravity as well as a buildup of fatty tissue beneath the skin.
A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, can correct this problem. There are several different types of forehead lift procedures, some of them involving the removal of excess fatty tissue and repositioning or removal of a small amount of muscle mass. These cosmetic treatments are rather simple, and the results are generally long-lasting. We can help you defy the aging process by restoring your facial expression to a more youthful state.
Candidates for a Forehead Lift
Those with sagging eyebrows are the best candidates because this drooping is caused by excess tissue mass. This is not the same as a drooping eyelid, however. The sagging tissue on the forehead causes the natural curve of the eyebrow to straighten.
Individuals who have pronounced horizontal folding on the forehead are also likely candidates. Some people have noticeable frown lines between the eyebrows and above the nose bridge. These are also caused by gravity pulling the skin downward.
Different Forehead Lift Procedures
There are multiple types of forehead lifts. The technique used for your forehead lift will depend on many factors, including the extent of your sagging eyebrows and your own aesthetic goals. Most forehead lifts involve removing excess tissue and skin, and then repositioning the muscles. Any extra skin is then pulled upward for a tauter appearance.
A forehead lift procedure does require downtime. Due to the sedatives given, the patient will need to have a friend come to the clinic to drive them home. Bandages will need to be worn during the healing process.
The results are immediately noticeable. The drooping lids are now positioned directly above the eye, and any horizontal folding on the forehead is gone. The result is a younger-looking, refreshed appearance.
Get More Details On a Forehead Lift Procedure
During a consultation at the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, MD in Baton Rouge, we will be happy to answer all of your questions about a forehead lift. You can learn how a simple forehead lift can defy the aging process and give you a more youthful appearance. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.