Do people keep mentioning that you look tired or even angry? A drooping brow can make you look older and give your eyes a tired, hooded appearance. A brow lift can restore a more youthful, alert appearance. It can also smooth out forehead and brow wrinkles to leave you without those deep expression lines.
Why Do I Have a Drooping Brow?
The brow area often droops with age. Gravity is one culprit since its effects pull the skin and underlying muscles downward and cause them to sag over time. Collagen loss also contributes to a drooping brow. Collagen gives skin its firmness and structure. It starts to decrease with age, but sun damage can accelerate this process and cause you to see drooping at an earlier age.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift raises sagging brows, lifts the eyebrows, and smooths away forehead and brow lines and wrinkles. This procedure uses minimal incisions hidden in the hairline to lift and rejuvenate the brow and forehead.
Dr. Stein, a double board-certified plastic surgeon and expert in facial procedures, may recommend a brow lift with a facelift. A brow lift addresses the upper part of the face, while a facelift addresses the mid and lower face. These two procedures make an excellent combination for full facial rejuvenation.
How Does a Brow Lift Fix a Drooping Brow?
Dr. Stein performs an endoscopic brow lift. Instead of a large incision, he can use several small, hidden incisions to access the skin and muscle. The endoscopic cameras let Dr. Stein visualize his work area and perform your brow lift with less tissue trauma than a standard brow lift. A brow lift can remove a hooded, tired appearance and smooth out frown lines and forehead creases by lifting the skin and muscle.
What is Recovery Like From a Brow Lift?
You will experience some discomfort and swelling after your procedure. You can control swelling and make yourself more comfortable by resting your head in an elevated position and using ice packs to soothe and numb the area. Most people can return to work in seven to ten days. Dr. Stein will assess your recovery during each follow-up appointment. He will make sure you rest and give yourself time to heal before returning to your usual activities after three to four weeks.
Brow Lift or Eyelid Lift?
A brow lift and an eyelid lift solve different problems, but they work very well together, and one enhances the results of the other. A brow lift will address loose skin and sagging around the brows, making the eyes look more open and alert. It also tackles forehead and brow lines, known as frown lines.
An upper or lower eyelid lift can remove loose, sagging skin from the eyelids when performed with a brow lift. A brow lift can improve the appearance of undereye bags and puffiness, making it an effective combination with a brow lift to achieve a brighter, younger eye area.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in a brow lift? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.