Wrinkling lines across the forehead are one of the most annoying signs of aging in mature adults. These creases and folds are caused by gravity pulling down on the skin. If the skin is not supported properly by the underlying tissue, the folds become even more dramatic.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can correct this problem. It is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure similar to a neck lift or facelift. There are different types of brow lift procedures, and the one chosen is based on the severity and location of the wrinkling. We suggest a consultation, during which we can examine the forehead and determine which kind of lift procedure is likely to produce the most desirable results.
What a Brow Lift Does
A brow lift can not only correct the problem of forehead folds, but it can also actually lift the eyebrows. Eyebrow droop is commonly associated with forehead folding, and it can dramatically change a person’s appearance.
A brow lift can also correct skin sagging that occurs on the bridge of the nose. In some cases, excess tissue is removed once the skin has been removed and lifted upward. Muscle tissue is also sometimes removed or repositioned.
How the Procedure is Performed
The patient is first given an anesthetic. During a traditional brow lift, the skin is pulled away and stretched upward. Excess fatty tissue and skin and perhaps a bit of muscle are removed before the skin is pulled upward.
The exact details of your brow lift procedure will depend on the condition of your facial features and your aesthetic goals, among other things. The end goal is to give you a more youthful and refreshed appearance that you can be happy with.
After the Surgery
The patient will have to wear bandages for several days after the procedure. We will prescribe medication to make your recovery process as smooth as possible. A follow-up session is necessary so that we can see how quickly the area is healing. Of course, all of this will be discussed in detail during a consultation at our office.
Learn More About Brow Lift Procedures
If you are concerned about your sagging forehead skin, visit Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge to get all the facts about brow lift surgery. Although it sounds like a complicated procedure, a brow lift is actually a simple treatment that can take years off your appearance. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!