Brow lifts are one of those cosmetic procedures that has medical applications, but even those who do not get cosmetic procedures for cosmetic reasons can take advantage of their cosmetic effects. Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth received BOTOX injections to relieve headaches so intense as to interfere with her work, but the procedure still helps her look somewhat younger. Likewise, a brow lift can be done for medical reasons — specifically, to keep the skin from sagging into the eyelids and making it harder to keep the eyes open. But you still end up looking better as a result. Whatever you need it for, look for the right Charlotte surgeon to perform a brow lift.
As with any cosmetic surgery, it is important to stop smoking for about two weeks before the procedure, because nicotine slows healing by narrowing the blood vessels. You should also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and herbal supplements, and refrain from drinking. After the surgery, you are going to need pain medication for a few days. Recovery time for a brow lifts is usually about two weeks, but you should be careful not to do anything strenuous that might raise your blood pressure for at least three weeks. To help yourself heal faster, sleep in a lounge chair and get one of those neck pillows used on airplanes to keep your head elevated. Avoid aspirin or any food that needs a lot of chewing.
The modern brow lift is performed using a device called an endoscope. This is a tool with a very small light and camera at the end of a flexible tube. It has many uses in medicine, but in a brow lift the surgeon uses it by inserting it through a small incision in the skin of your forehead and studying the attachment of skin and muscle directly. The surgeon will use what he or she sees to decide how to customize your brow lift, observing the specific pattern of aging and deciding what moves will reverse it.
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 nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to do an endoscopic brow lift. Make an appointment for a brow lift today, or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.