The Brow Lift: How to Frame Your Face With Youth
Eyebrows are a critical part of the face. They frame your features and give you a more defined look, which is why women are constantly plucking, tweezing, and waxing to get the perfect brow. However, sometimes a simple brow wax isn’t enough to achieve a fresh, rejuvenated look. This is because the upper facial structure consists of the forehead and eyebrows, where the skin tends to lose its elasticity. With age, the upper facial skin becomes prone to permanent lines that leave the face looking asymmetric, tired, and worn.
Your face should reflect exactly how old you feel, not how old the calendar dictates. The brow lift is a great way to fudge the numbers to look young, vibrant, and refreshed.
Why a Brow Lift?
Wrinkles are caused by many cruel biological factors that wreak havoc through the layers of the skin. A brow lift procedure allows wrinkles to relax. This will give your face a tranquil and gentle appearance, rather than an angry, exhausted, or concerned look from an abundance of wrinkles. The brow lift can be performed alone or with other facial restorative surgeries. Adding a brow lift to such procedures as a face lift or eyelid surgery (view before and after eyelid surgery photos) has a great combined effect of restoring your upper facial region to youth.
His: The Brow Lift for Men
A handsome man should have a strong forehead. It should not appear chronically angry because of his deep wrinkles or sagging eyelids. His eyebrows should run straight across his brow bone—any lower and his eyelids become impeded and he looks sleepy all day long. These symptoms of aging are all reversed with a customized brow lift. A brow lift will return his eyebrows higher to the brow bone so he looks less grumpy, allowing his forehead muscles to relax while dramatically smoothing his skin. The result is a relaxed, contented appearance.
Hers: The Brow Lift for Women
For women, there is more pressure to look young and beautiful than for men. A woman’s face should be smooth and gentle, with her eyebrows arching just above her brow bone – no higher or lower, lest she look very excited or concerned all the time. A brow lift will relax her wrinkles—every woman’s aesthetic dream come true—and restore her face to the beauty of a woman ten or twenty years her junior. She will look in the mirror and be able to see her younger self again, resulting solely from such a simple procedure as a brow lift.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This type of brow lift is the most common of brow lifts. The endoscopic brow lift is for patients who have minimal to medium depths and quantities of wrinkles that they wish to tighten. It is a highly reliable, time-proven procedure that provides consistent and predictable results. The endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure, which means there is very little bruising or swelling from the procedure.
Open (Coronal) Brow Lift
An open (coronal) brow lift is a specialized procedure for patients with deep wrinkles or heavier skin, two conditions which may be found especially in men. Deep wrinkles in the mid-forehead and between the eyebrows can be lifted out by using an open brow lift technique. The larger incision allows your surgeon to directly manipulate the muscles in the facial regions causing the wrinkling. It is simply a more dramatic, more powerful endoscopic brow lift, with bigger results that are specialized for deeper wrinkles and heavier skin.
For more information and to find out whether a brow lift is right for you, contact Shapiro Plastic Surgery.