The eyebrows and forehead play a crucial role in defining your face. From expressing emotion to reflecting your energy, the brows are integral to your holistic appearance. When age takes its toll on your face, the brow line can begin to droop, and wrinkles typically develop across the forehead and between the eyebrows. These effects can lead to a prematurely aged or worn appearance, and can even make you look perpetually tired or angry. A brow lift by Dr. Barrett can correct drooping eyebrows, smoothen out creases and restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
What is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, is a procedure designed to correct signs of aging by elevating the eyebrows to a naturally relaxed position. This treatment serves to soften creases above the eyes, horizontal lines across the forehead and furrows between the brows that can make you look sad, worried or fatigued. A brow lift typically involves removing excess tissue and repositioning the skin to subtly raise the eyebrows, eliminating deep wrinkles and correcting sagging to reveal a smoother, revitalized complexion. Dr. Barrett can perform brow lift surgery to help you achieve a less tired, well-rested upper facial contour that enhances your whole profile.
Is a Brow Lift Right for You?
A brow lift is a highly effective treatment option for those with significant aesthetic concerns around the forehead, upper eyelids and brow bone. The procedure can help to contour the upper portion of your face to improve your facial definition and restore a more vibrant profile. Some of the concerns that a brow lift can address include:
- Drooping of the brow line or lowered eyebrows
- Sagging upper eyelids
- An asymmetrical brow line
- Horizontal lines across the forehead
- Frown lines between the brows
- A perpetually tired, worried or angry appearance
For those seeking to correct minor concerns around the brows and forehead, Dr. Barrett offers a range of less-invasive alternatives, such as the non-surgical brow lift or other injectable treatments. Though there are various methods for enhancing droopy eyebrows, brow lift surgery offers the most reliable and longest-lasting solution. In your consultation, Dr. Barrett will examine the condition of your brows and forehead to determine whether this procedure is right for you. He will assess your facial proportions and aesthetic goals to design a procedural plan that meets your needs and ensures personalized, naturally convincing results.
Benefits of a Brow Lift
When performed by a qualified and highly experienced surgeon like Dr. Barrett, brow lift surgery boasts a myriad of benefits for patients seeking to correct an aged or worn profile. This procedure can help to:
- Raise the eyebrows to a more youthful, naturally alert position
- Reduce wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyes
- Produce a smoother and more youthful complexion
- Restore a more vibrant, happier and well-rested appearance
- Reduce sagging in the upper eyelids
- Reduce tension in the forehead muscles
- Improve overall profile and self-confidence
The brow lift procedure will vary for each patient, depending on their condition and aesthetic needs. During your consultation, Dr. Barrett will determine the most suitable approach and techniques required to provide you with optimal results. The surgery takes approximately two hours to perform and is completed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the patient’s preferences and Dr. Barrett’s suggestion.
Brow lift surgery begins with a half-inch incision placed carefully in the scalp just above the hairline. With the aid of an endoscope, Dr. Barrett takes every measure to ensure minimal, less-visible scarring. Incisions are also placed in the upper eyelids to remove any excess skin or tissue that may be causing droopiness. The forehead skin is loosened, lifted and fixed in place with the aid of small dissolvable anchors set into the bone underneath. This process serves to soften existing creases and produce a naturally more relaxed and happier appearance.
After brow lift surgery, you may experience mild bruising, swelling or discomfort in the area. These are common side effects that generally subside within a few days of treatment. The downtime required for this procedure is usually one week, after which most patients resume regular activity but should avoid strenuous tasks. After 7 to 14 days, the area should be mostly healed and swelling should have subsided, allowing you to enjoy a more radiant and refreshed look.
Dr. Barrett is committed to the patient journey; he will ensure that you are fully aware of what to expect during the aftercare process, including how to care for the area and ways to accelerate healing. After your surgery, Dr. Barrett will walk you through detailed postoperative instructions. Following these directions will help minimize the risk of complications occurring and ensure you achieve optimal results.
How Long Will Results Last?
When performed by a highly experienced surgeon, the results of a brow lift can last for up to a decade. Though the procedure cannot stop the aging process, it can allow you to embrace a happier and friendlier appearance for years to come. You can extend the duration of your results by adopting a healthy lifestyle, which includes a carefully customized skincare regime. Daily sunscreen application, clinically tested products and adequate hydration can help you increase the longevity of your results.
Refine Your Look
The eyebrows are integral to your facial aesthetic. Undergoing brow lift surgery can help you regain a more youthful, well-rested contour that can enhance your holistic appearance. With intricate adjustments performed by Dr. Barrett, a brow lift can provide transformative benefits for the right patients. This treatment aims to enrich your natural beauty and help you rediscover your confidence.
Dr. Barrett is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Beyond his exceptional accreditation, he is passionate about creating beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. If you are troubled by droopy eyebrows, sagging eyelids or forehead wrinkles, schedule your consultation at Barrett Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, by calling us at (310) 598-2648. Revive your look with Dr. Barrett today!