The brow lift is a common form of plastic surgery. The skin on your forehead loses elasticity with age and gradually sags downward, and the frequent actions of forehead muscles form deep grooves in the skin. But it is more than a simple downward slide — the skin also moves a little to the center. It takes a skilled facial plastic surgeon, who knows the directions in which skin migrates on the forehead with age, to draw it back into place in the right way to recapture the appearance of youth. The thickness of the skin and the patterns of sagging and wrinkling that appear on every forehead are slightly different. Because of this, any attempt to reverse these patterns must be individually tailored to the face in question. Slightly different procedures can be used for men and women to preserve the masculinity or femininity of the face, if the patient wishes.
In some cases, a brow lift is the answer even when it appears that the greatest signs of aging are around the eyelid. If the skin of the brow has migrated into the space of the upper eyelid, reversing this can restore some of the appearance of youth to the eyes. A brow lift may also be combined with other forms of facial plastic surgery to create an overall younger appearance.
The best way to perform a brow lift in modern medicine is do an endoscopic. What that means is that a tiny light and camera at the end of a slender tube are inserted under the skin of the brow through small incisions. This allows the surgeon to see the structure of the forehead and the positioning and attachment of facial muscles, and thereby gain a better sense of where and how to do the work.
After the surgery, pain medication will be needed for one to two days. Swelling and bruising should be gone in no more than two weeks.
The best person to go to for BOTOX treatment in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has committed himself to facial plastic surgery. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to perform endoscopic brow lift surgery, and has written several papers and taught many courses on it. He divides brow lifts into four types — the full brow lift, the three-quarter brow lift, the lateral brow lift and the asymmetric brow lift. Contact his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.