No matter how good you look in other respects, if your brow has developed frown or scowl lines, you’re going to need a brow lift if you want to look younger. Surgeons have gotten much better at doing this sort of surgery. The procedure used to involve cutting away a slice of the scalp and lifting the rest straight up, but today surgeons know better how the skin on the forehead ages. In addition to sagging down it also tends to migrate slightly to the center. Because of this, making the brow look younger means moving the skin to the sides as well as up. A brow lift may also be performed in conjunction with other procedures to reduce wrinkles, such as BOTOX or the injections of fillers. If the skin of the brow has sagged far enough into the space of the upper eyelid, the procedure can sometimes also remove signs of aging around the eyes.
There are a number of different types of browlift available in Charlotte, NC that your surgeon might recommend for you, depending on where the skin is sagging most. A surgeon will choose a lateral brow lift when the skin is sagging more around the temples than in the center. An asymmetric brow lift is used when the skin is sagging more on one side than on another, and a full brow lift and a three-quarter brow lift are used in slightly different cases when all parts of the forehead need to be lifted.
A surgeon makes an incision and inserts a device called an endoscope with a tiny light and tiny camera. This allows him or her to survey the attachment of skin and muscle to the bone of the forehead and decide how to perform the operation. After the surgery, you’ll probably have to spend one to two days on pain medication. When the swelling and bruising are gone, which should take about two weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy your new look.
The best person to go to in order to get a brow lift 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 done only facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to perform endoscopic browlift surgery. If you have brow lift questions, contact his office or request an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.