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Is a sagging, heavy brow making you look tired, old, or unhappy with your appearance? As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity, and the forehead and brow area are the first areas to show signs of aging. This loss of elasticity results in a heaviness around the eyebrows and wrinkles in the forehead, making many men look artificially old, tired, and even angry.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we specialize in surgical treatments that focus on improving our patients’ appearance and self-confidence. If you’ve noticed your forehead getting heavier and showing more wrinkles, a forehead or brow lift may help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
If you are tired of those lines and wrinkles giving off the wrong impression, contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Gangnes and his team and create a plan to get the youthful appearance you desire.
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Why Choose Facial Aesthetic Concepts?
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, our team will work with you to better understand your aesthetic goals and create a personalized plan to improve your appearance and self-confidence.
Many men focus on the eyes as the main contributor to that tired or angry look, but it is more often the brow line and forehead that create this unwanted expression. A brow lift can bring years back to the eye area by lifting and smoothing the sagging, heavy brow, giving a more vibrant, youthful appearance.
Many physicians shy away from brow lifts because older techniques left large scars or pulled the skin too tightly, giving a surprised appearance. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, our brow lifts are performed endoscopically with the assistance of lasers. This minimizes scarring around the hairline and delivers a very natural look and shape to the brow and eye area.
An experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brandon is actively involved in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery research. He’s devoted to excellent patient care and outcomes. Select appointment times are now available!
With over 30 years of experience in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Gangnes knows how to deliver fantastic results. Join the ranks of his 15,000+ happy patients by requesting a consultation today.
Best Candidates for Brow Lifts
From a health standpoint, the ideal candidate for brow lift surgery is physically healthy and does not smoke. As with any surgery, understanding the limitations of your cosmetic surgery and having realistic expectations for your results can set you up for a successful outcome.
Our surgeons and their highly skilled team will work with you to determine whether a brow lift alone will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. In some cases, additional procedures, such as eyelid surgery may be recommended at the same time to achieve the look you want.
In addition to eyelid surgery, brow lift patients also may want to have BOTOX® Cosmetic to address wrinkles in the eye area. A brow lift can be combined with procedures that address aging in the lower part of the face, such as a microlift, neck lift, or injectable fillers for increased volume in the face or to address wrinkling around the mouth.
What to Expect with Brow Lift Surgery
An endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure during which several small incisions are made discreetly behind the hairline. Tiny endoscopes and surgical instruments are inserted through these incisions.
Excess skin on the forehead may be removed if necessary, and underlying muscle and tissue are repositioned or removed to help eliminate a heavy brow line, reduce deep furrows, and help restore a youthful look. The skin and underlying tissue are lifted and then held in place with dissolvable sutures. A typical brow lift procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Your Brow Lift Recovery & Results
Because an endoscopic brow lift utilizes small incisions and tools, you can expect a faster healing time and less bruising than with other options. You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising that can last for up to 10 days following the procedure. Cold compresses can be applied to help reduce these symptoms. You will be given full after-care instructions so that when you return home following the procedure, you will know exactly what to do for optimal recovery. Most patients are able to return to work within 5 to 7 days after the procedure.
Your surgeon and his team will create and carry out a treatment plan to address your concerns and help restore a youthful and natural look to your brow area, giving you the confidence you deserve. Request a complimentary consultation and take the first step to a new and youthful you!
Forehead and Browlift for Men FAQs
Will a brow lift stop me from being able to move my forehead?
No. Brow lifts are designed to elevate the forehead to a moderate degree, helping to eliminate lines and wrinkles while still permitting a full range of expression. While we have all seen stiff or surprised-looking brow lift results, these are from older techniques or inexperienced surgeons.
If you choose to combine a lift with BOTOX after your surgery, this would then reduce your expressiveness. However, there is no requirement that BOTOX be used.
How do I find the best plastic surgeon for a male brow lift near me?
The first thing to do is search for facial plastic surgeons in your area. From there, look for those who emphasize their work with male patients. Although men are getting plastic surgery at a higher rate than ever before, many doctors work almost exclusively with women and have little experience working with men. Once you narrow down your options, schedule consultations with the doctors you are considering. Then, based on how comfortable you are with them, settle on one surgeon.
What is brow lift recovery like?
You should expect some degree of discomfort after, as you would with any surgery. This can be controlled with medication. You may also experience sensations of itchiness and tightness as you heal. Anticipate taking a week off from work to recover, and then back to normal in roughly 3 weeks. However, this varies between patients.
What should I consider when deciding whether or not to get a brow lift?
In truth, there are many factors to consider, and many of them are personal. Many patients choose to have brow lift surgery to refresh their aging features or to correct medical conditions. When considering brow lift surgery, you should do your research and learn more about the procedure’s benefits as well as its limitations. If you’re still unsure, schedule a consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Richard Gangnes to discuss your motivations for this surgery.
Is there an ideal age for getting a brow lift?
No, there is no specific age at which it is best to get a brow lift. Everyone ages at different rates, and each person has their own threshold for how much aging is acceptable to them. If you are thinking about a brow lift, chances are you are the right age to get one.
How do I tell if I need a brow lift, an eye lift or both?
Ultimately, this is something best determined in person by your facial plastic surgeon. However, it essentially comes down to where the sagging skin is located. If your eyebrows are sagging over your eyelids, a brow lift may be your best option. If the skin around the edges of your eyes or your eyelids are sagging, then an eye lift may be needed. If you notice all of this, you may want to get both procedures to achieve the results you want.
Can a brow lift correct asymmetrical eyebrows?
Yes, some asymmetry can be addressed with a brow lift or with other cosmetic treatments, such as BOTOX. However, perfect symmetry will not be achieved. It is natural to have a degree of asymmetry, and without it, we often look odd. If your eyebrows are significantly different from each other, we can make a plan to bring them into harmony.