Are you starting to notice lines and sagging on the upper part of your face? Do aging signs sometimes make you appear tired or angry when you’re not? A brow lift may be right for you. At Keller Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, CA, we offer this treatment, along with many others, which can address your issues. A brow lift in particular can soften wrinkles and restore the appearance of sagging features.
How Does a Brow Lift Work?
A brow lift is also occasionally referred to as a forehead lift and is a procedure in which tissue, skin, and muscles on the upper face are repositioned to produce a more youthful appearance. It is also possible to remove fat from the top part of the face. A brow lift may be performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. There are a variety of different methods to perform this procedure.
For a classic lift, there is an incision behind the hairline extending over the top of the head. By removing a small piece of skin along this incision, the top of the face can be lifted. But there are many patients today who benefit from advancements in lifts that involve making several small incisions behind the hairline instead of a longer, single incision. Dr. Keller is an internationally-known surgeon who has pioneered improvements in plastic surgery for his entire career, and you can be sure your lift will get you the results you want without scarring or other issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does This Differ From an Eyelid Lift?
Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is a treatment that only addresses the eyelids. Blepharoplasty reduces eyelid puffiness, but, in certain cases, a forehead lift can improve the appearance of the eyes to the point where blepharoplasty is not necessary. The patient may, in certain instances, find that blepharoplasty alone is sufficient to resolve all their cosmetic concerns.
Your best option is to come to talk to Dr. Keller. With his more than 25 years of experience in plastic surgery and pioneering work in developing new procedures and teaching them to others, you can be confident you’ll get the best advice for how to achieve exactly the results you’re looking for.
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
With a forehead lift, the upper face looks younger and revitalized. A brow lift can help you if you are bothered by lines, forehead furrows, and sagging skin on your upper face. Saggy eyebrows can also be restored by a forehead lift. The treatment can also help patients whose sight has been impaired by a drooping brow line.
Is a Facelift a Better Option?
The purpose of facelifts is to lift the face and tighten it overall, making them an excellent anti-aging treatment. However, facelifts do not deal specifically with the area around the brow. As a result, if you are more concerned with the upper part of your face than anything else, then a forehead lift can be the best option.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
You’ll receive specific instructions after your treatment aimed at speeding up your recovery. During your recovery, you will be asked to keep your head elevated, for example, and your brow will be bandaged. For a couple of weeks, you’ll have to sleep on your back with your head elevated. It is also recommended that you refrain from strenuous exercise during this period.
How Long Will It Take for Final Results to Appear?
As soon as your bandages come off, you will notice an improvement in your brow’s appearance and contour. There will be a few weeks of healing and settling for the skin and tissue on the forehead, and it may appear that your eyebrows are elevated during this time. Your eyebrows will gradually settle into a natural and long-term position as your body continues to heal over the next six months.
Are the Results Permanent?
With age, our bodies change, and our faces and brows evolve as well. Nevertheless, since this procedure involves lifting and reshaping muscle and tissue, the results will last for quite some time. Many patients have enjoyed their results for years and even decades.
What Are the Requirements for Candidacy?
Ideal patients are physically healthy and don’t smoke. Smoking constricts blood vessels, causing healing to take longer. Pregnant women are also not recommended to undergo this treatment.
Patients in their fifties and older typically seek this treatment because they are concerned about aging. Nevertheless, there is no optimal age to receive treatment. You should consider a lift whenever you notice signs of aging on your upper face and are ready to act.
What Are the Benefits of a Forehead Lift?
If your brows are starting to droop so much that they are preventing you from seeing clearly, a forehead lift can help. The procedure can also relieve eye fatigue caused by heavy skin around the eyes.
More Attractive Eyes
Because it lifts the brows to make the eyes look larger, many patients report that their eyes look brighter and more attractive after a forehead lift. The brow usually frames the eyes better after this type of lift, so the light reaches the eyes more easily.
Over time, we tend to develop lines and sagging in the upper face. In the beginning, these seem unnoticeable, but with time, they can take their toll on us, making us appear older than we are (or feel). An advantage of a forehead lift is that it helps patients look and feel more youthful, rested, and alert by removing those signs of aging.
Our brows communicate a lot about what we’re thinking and feeling, and if people ask why you’re tired, angry, or sad when you aren’t feeling any of those emotions, your brows may not be communicating correctly. You can clear up miscommunications by raising your brows once again.
Patients who undergo this treatment are generally very happy with their appearance. As a result of the treatment, they appear more youthful and refreshed, and they can finally ditch those hats and sunglasses they were hiding behind before.
Why Does Forehead Sagging Develop?
Our bodies naturally lose collagen as we age, causing our skin to loosen. As we continually make facial expressions, such as laughing, crying, or expressing shock, wrinkles and sagging will develop on the face as a result, and our loosened skin does not bounce back as quickly as it once did.
Healthy lifestyles, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding excessive sun exposure lead to healthy skin, but you can’t stop the aging process completely. Because of this, forehead lifts are a popular anti-aging procedure.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
It normally takes two hours or so for most lifts to be completed.
How I Look Radically Different?
Your forehead will look smoother, fresher, and more contoured after a brow lift, but you won’t look radically different. Your appearance will be more relaxed and refreshed, and you will probably look as though you have taken excellent care of yourself.
Will I Still Be Able to Move Naturally?
Definitely. The result of this treatment will not affect your ability to naturally move your eyebrows after the procedure. After the procedure, you will still be able to move your eyebrows in any direction you want. In addition, this treatment will not leave you looking like you’ve been surprised for a lifetime. It will not leave you looking unnatural, but rather, it will leave you looking relaxed and natural.
Does Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Most policies do not cover forehead lifts because they are usually cosmetic in nature. However, if you are having trouble seeing due to sagging skin, there may be options, so always check with your insurance provider.
How Can I Get Started?
You should schedule an initial consultation at our practice if you think this type of lift could be right for you. Let’s discuss your goals together. Additionally, we’ll examine your face and discuss the treatment options that would be suitable.
Treatments like Botox can help some patients achieve their cosmetic goals. However, eyelid surgery may be the best option for others. We tailor a treatment plan for each patient based on their specific needs.
Get Started Today Towards a New You
Are you ready to rewind time? By having a brow lift, you can reverse those signs of aging with little downtime and put yourself on the road to looking more youthful and energetic. Why wait? Make an appointment with Keller Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, CA, today!