Brow lifts can help both women and men

brow liftThese days, men as well as women in Charlotte, NC are taking advantage of brow lifts to make themselves look younger and friendlier by getting rid of wrinkles and frown lines. Both because of physical differences and differences in social expectations, a brow lift for a man can be different from one for a woman. Men normally have a slightly lower brow line and a flatter brow. In addition, a perfectly smooth brow isn’t always so desirable in men, and can look wrong in cases of male pattern baldness. For this reason, an experienced facial plastic surgeon performing a brow lift on a man will sometimes try to diminish the lines and wrinkles rather than getting rid of them entirely.The key to a browlift is a tool called an endoscope, with which a surgeon can look under the skin at how it connects to the forehead, study the precise pattern of aging and determine what movements will reverse it.

Planning your brow lift and recovery period

If a surgeon determines that the problem with your brow really is sagging contours in the underlying skin, you’ll need a brow lift. Before you have it done, you’ll need a medical evaluation or lab tests to make sure you don’t have any medical conditions that would make it a bad idea. For the two weeks before surgery, you should stop drinking or using any form of nicotine, and stay away from aspirin, ibuprofen or certain herbal supplements, which can cause excess bleeding.

It normally takes about two weeks to recover from a brow lift. If you have an office job, you might be able to return to it in a week, but if your job involves a lot of hard work it might take as much as a month. It will speed your recovery if you try to keep your head elevated when you sleep. This will reduce swelling. Ask your surgeon if a cold compress is a good idea. Try not to eat anything chewy for the next two weeks.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The best person to go to for a brow 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. If you are interested in an eyebrow lift, call his office today or make an appointment for an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.