High Brow: Don’t Let Your Brows Droop, Get a Lift
The upper facial structure consists of the forehead and eyebrows, where the skin in men and women alike 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.
Many people feel much younger than their faces show; their inner self is not reflected by their outer appearance. If you find yourself in this situation, the brow lift offers the ideal procedure for defying aging and reversing the apparent wear on your skin. It can restore your face to a youthful appearance that mirrors your inner vibrancy.
A brow lift procedure allows the wrinkles that add unwanted years to your face to relax. This will give your face a tranquil and gentle appearance, rather than an angry, exhausted, or concerned look that comes with an abundance of wrinkles. The brow lift can be performed alongside other facial restorative surgeries. Adding a brow lift to such procedures as a face lift or eyelid surgery has a great combined effect of restoring your upper facial region to show off a more youthful you.
There are two major types of brow lift procedures: an endoscopic brow lift and an open (coronal) brow lift. The endoscopic brow lift is the most commonly performed brow lift by Dr. Shapiro. This procedure is ideal 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. The procedure involves inconspicuous incisions made throughout the scalp that are hidden in the hair. This means that the thin, few scars that are left behind are barely noticeable by even the patient themselves. The recovery time is very quick with surgical sutures being removed within 10 days of the procedure. After their removal, most patients can comfortably socialize without any pain.
The open, or coronal, brow lift is a specialized procedure for patients with deep wrinkles or heavier skin, two conditions that are found especially in men. The open brow lift technique allows for the deep wrinkles in the mid-forehead and between the eyebrows to be lifted out.
Similar to the endoscopic brow lift, an open brow lift’s incisions are placed on top of the scalp so that the minor scarring is hidden within the patient’s hair. The larger incision allows Dr. Shapiro to directly manipulate the muscles in the facial regions causing the wrinkling. It is simply a more dramatic and powerful endoscopic brow lift, with bigger results that are specialized for deeper wrinkles and heavier skin. This procedure is slightly more invasive than the endoscopic brow lift, however, if performed alone, the patient can still be discharged to go home after the procedure. Recovery time is the same 10 days, and there is little bruising or swelling to deal with after the procedure is performed.