A brow lift may not be the first cosmetic procedure that comes to mind when most people think about antiaging remedies; but, the results of this transformative surgery can be incredibly life-changing. Also known as a forehead rejuvenation, browplasty, or forehead lift, a brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that refreshes the face by removing excess skin and tissue around the eyebrows to give them a more raised appearance.
You might choose to get a brow lift if your eyebrows are low, sagging or asymmetrical. A well-performed brow lift will eliminate all the wrinkles and deep furrows that make you look angry and deceivingly old for your age. While a brow lift can produce tremendous results on its own, combining it with other facial procedures, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), can yield even better results.
Famous Brow Lift Cases
Celebrities have been getting cosmetic surgery as long as the concept of being a celebrity has existed. Nevertheless, the supposed omnipresence of browplasty is relatively new. Until about 15 years ago, brow lifts were synonymous with surgery. Standard historical brow lifts such as the coronal lift, direct brow lift, and endoscopic lift involve facial incisions that focus on the eyebrows.
However, since the approval of Botox for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2002, brow lifts and cosmetic surgery, in general, have become normalized. Famous models and pop stars such as Ariana Grande, Bella Hadid, Camila Cabello, Madison Beer, Lily Aldridge, and some members of the Kardashian-Jenner family have all supposedly undergone brow lifts.
The bottom line is that brow lifts are everywhere. While non-invasive forms of the procedure are cheaper, less intimidating, and can provide stunning results, their effects are short-term compared to invasive brow lifts.
Types of Eyebrow Lifts
Also known as the forehead lift, this procedure involves manually lifting the entire forehead area along with any underlying muscles and tissue. Combining this step with excess skin removal helps to pull the brow area up and smoothen the forehead.
In this lift, the surgeon makes multiple small incisions behind the patient’s hairline. The surgeon then inserts a long, slender tube with a tiny camera and a light mounted on its end through the incisions to view the underlying muscles and tissues.
After carefully inserting an instrument through another incision, the surgeon lifts the forehead tissues and holds them in place using small screws or sutures. Upon achieving the desired brow shape, the surgeon closes the incisions using small clips or stitches.
Direct Brow Lift
This lift is not as common as the other two. It involves making incisions directly above the eyebrows under the presumption that they will remain covered by the eyebrows’ hairs. Nevertheless, it is an excellent option for patients with brow height asymmetry concerns as it offers adequate control over reverse drooping eyebrows. The direct brow lift is particularly effective for older patients, bald men or patients with high hairlines, and patients with bushy eyebrows.
Why Get a Brow Lift?
At first glance, getting a brow lift may only seem like a matter of making the eyebrows look less heavy, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some reasons why you should consider getting a brow lift.
No More Forehead Lines
As you might imagine, removing excess skin and lifting tissue around the brow area will instantly smoothen out most forehead lines. The gradual loss of elastin and collagen as we age naturally makes our skin less firm and saggy. A successful brow lift will make your upper face tauter, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Reverse an Angry, Tired Appearance
No matter how happy or outgoing you are, having sagging brows and multiple lines etched on your forehead will make you appear tired, angry and less approachable. A well-performed brow lift will instantly make you look more relaxed, friendlier and happier.
Open up Your Eyes
In most cases, sagging eyebrows affect the upper eyelids by making them look excessively heavy. Swollen upper eyelids give off a tired appearance, not to mention how difficult and frustrating it becomes to apply makeup. A brow lift can pull your eyebrows and upper eyelids to a more natural and desirable position. Slightly lifted upper eyelids will open up your eyes more and create a happier, well-rested and youthful appearance.
It is worth mentioning that this is in no way a replacement for eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery eliminates excess fat from both the upper and lower eyelids, raising the sagging eyelids, eliminating eye bags and reducing the size of deep tear troughs beneath the eyes. We recommend getting eyelid surgery if your eyelids have become so hooded that they obstruct your vision.
You Can Customize It to Suit Your Needs
Despite serving relatively similar purposes, brow lifts are not one-size-fits-all procedures. Getting a brow lift should be a unique experience tailored to addressing your unique needs and ensuring you achieve the most natural-looking, beautiful results possible. From a full lift procedure to a mini brow/endoscopic lift, your brow lift’s design should specifically match your aesthetic goals.
Achieve Long-Lasting Results
Combined, dermal fillers and injectable treatments such as Botox can raise the brow line and get rid of forehead lines. Although such treatments are affordable and capable of achieving impressive results, they are limited in the type of transformation they can provide.
In addition, the benefits are often short term, and patients have to repeat the procedure periodically to maintain their results. This is perhaps why they are normally limited to patients with mild signs of aging in the brow and forehead area.
Your Life-Changing Appointment Awaits
You do not have to struggle with furrowed brows and a wrinkled forehead. A single appointment at a reputable clinic is all it takes to achieve the tremendous results you desire and restore your youthful appearance.
At the Glasgold Group,, Dr. Mark and Dr. Robert Glasgold bring a fresh and aesthetic approach to cosmetic procedures. Considered one of the best New Jersey brow lift professionals, Dr. Mark and Dr. Robert follow a brilliant facial rejuvenation philosophy to evaluate each patient and develop tailored courses of action to treat their signs of aging uniquely. Contact The Glasgold Group’s offices today to learn more about brow lifts and schedule an appointment.
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