Eyebrow lift has a bigger impact than you’d expect
An eyebrow lift can be a surprisingly effective way to look younger, more attractive and more positive and energetic. The eyebrows are one of the most expressive parts of the human face — in fact, much of the expressiveness we attribute to the eyes is in fact conveyed through the eyebrows.They move along with the lips as we speak, conveying emotion. (Any fan of the original Star Trek series knows what it meant when Spock raised one eyebrow.) When we say that an obviously insincere smile “doesn’t reach the eyes,” what we mean is that while the lips and cheeks move, the eyelids and eyebrows remain stone still. A study at MIT has shown that it’s much harder to recognize a face if the eyebrows aren’t there.
What all this means is that when your eyebrows sag, it affects how people see your personality. It makes you look more tired and less receptive. It can even impede your lifestyle by making it physically harder for you to keep your eyes open. Getting an eyebrow lift in Charlotte, NC can change everything about how other people react to you.
Using the endoscope for a better eyebrow lift
The modern eyebrow lift is performed using an endoscope, a tool with a very small light and camera at the end of a flexible tube. The surgeon inserts it through a small incision in the skin of your forehead and looks at the attachment of skin and muscle to determine how to customize your brow lift, observing the specific pattern of aging and deciding what moves will reverse it.
As with any facial plastic surgery, you need to stop smoking for about two weeks before the procedure, because nicotine narrows the blood vessels and slows healing. You should also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and herbal supplements, and refrain from drinking.
After the surgery, you’ll need pain medication for a few days. You should recover about two weeks, but don’t do anything that might raise your blood pressure for at least three weeks. To help yourself heal faster, sleep in a lounge chair and get a neck pillow to keep your head elevated. Avoid aspirin or any chewy food.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for an eyebrow lift in Charlotte, NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He’s 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’s 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.