Brow lift preferred by the experts
Brow lifts and filler injections are some of the treatments that many plastic surgeons undergo when they themselves want to look younger. A brow lift is particularly useful for people who have sagging skin on their foreheads, especially horizontal creases or conspicuous frown lines that make people look older, sadder, and more tired than they in fact are.
Brow lifts in Charlotte, NC have advanced from the days when surgeons would just cut out a slice of skin below the scalp and lift the forehead straight up. Today, a good surgeon will carefully study the aging pattern of the skin on the forehead, using a device called an endoscope which can look at the connections between the skin and the bone and muscles. The operation itself will usually involve lifting the skin up and to the sides, reversing the usual aging pattern in which skin gradually migrates down and to the center.
Recovery may take longer than you think
You should know that there is a good chance you will need at least three weeks of recovery time. If you smoke or take nicotine in any form, you should stop at least two weeks before the surgery, because nicotine slows the healing process by constricting blood vessels. You should also stay away from alcoholic beverages, aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, anti-inflammatory drugs, and certain herbal supplements since they can increase bleeding. To help the recovery go faster, sleep in a lounge chair and get one of those neck pillows that people use on airplanes. The idea is to keep your head elevated.
The worst-case scenario is that the procedure may be overdone, leaving you with a constant look of surprise. This can only be fixed by getting another, more difficult operation, or waiting for your skin to age back to normal. Fortunately, complete failures are rare. Even after three years, 63 percent of brow lift patients say they would have the surgery again, given the choice. However, if it is performed properly they probably do not need to.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for a brow lift or eyebrow lift in Charlotte, NC 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 done nothing but facial plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to do an endoscopic brow lift. Make an appointment with his office today, or request an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.
Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only Faces, Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon, to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.