Probably no cosmetic surgery gives the face a more youthful appearance than brow lift. It is truly transformative, taking decades off the appearance of the face. Studies show that a very high percentage of patients are happy with the outcome several years after the procedure. It’s often combined with complementary procedures such as a blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift. The double board-certified plastic surgeons at Facial Aesthetic Concepts discuss why brow lifts are such a popular and satisfying procedure.
What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?
1. A Natural Look
Brow lifts provide a natural look. Patients don’t look like they have had “work done.” Instead, they appear refreshed and younger. Other people notice how much better they look, but don’t link it to cosmetic surgery.
A brow or forehead lift simply puts the eyebrow back in its original position. The soft tissue and forehead skin are elevated. This results in raised brows while forehead wrinkles smooth out. It turns back the hands of time.
2. More Open-Looking Eyes
As we age, the brows begin to sag. The loss of elasticity causes a shortening of the distance between the eyes and eyebrows.
A brow lift makes the eyes appear more open and youthful. Raising the eyebrows rejuvenates the eye area along with the forehead. Patients appear rested instead of stressed.
3. Improved Vision
Along with eyes that appear more open may come better vision. In some cases, an eyebrow lift is covered by health insurance if it meets a criteria for vision improvement. That generally involves eyelids that sag so badly that they interfere with sight.
4. More Approachable Look
Sagging eyebrows can make some people look angry, sad or grumpy. They may not feel that way at all, but that’s the impression they create.
A brow lift makes patients look more alert, warmer and friendlier. The frown lines — those “11s” between the eyes — become softer. Expressions are more relaxed.
Patients seem more approachable to others. That is an advantage in their personal and professional lives.
5. Immediate Results
Unlike some cosmetic surgeries, patients experience immediate results after a brow lift surgery. Side effects are minimal. While patients should wait at least a week before resuming normal activities, it is not a long recuperation. Avoid strenuous activity or exercise for two weeks.
Maintain your results as long as possible by staying out of the sun and following a personalized skincare regimen. Facials and laser treatments compliment the procedure by rejuvenating the skin and slowing down the effects of aging.
If you would like more information about brow lift procedures and what the procedure can do for you, please call Facial Aesthetic Concepts at (949) 313-2600 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Richard Gangnes or Dr. Bryan Brandon. We have offices conveniently located in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita.