Raise More Than an Eyebrow
Your brows are a crucial part of your facial structure. As you get older, they can start to sag, which can cause frown lines and more sagging skin around your eyes. To make you look younger and more refreshed, Dr. Regina Rodman of Face Forward Houston performs brow lift surgery to return your eyebrows to their more youthful position and to eliminate or significantly reduce the appearance of frown lines.
Look Refreshed and Bright
A brow lift, which may also be referred to as a forehead lift, is one of the cosmetic treatments that can be performed to reshape and rejuvenate your facial features. Dr. Rodman will utilize her years of experience and expertise in plastic surgery to lift brows that have drooped with time. A brow lift can reshape the brow and restore it to its youthful position.
For many patients, the brows are in a low position over the orbital rims. While each patient is different, in general, men tend to have brows that sit at the orbital rim and are straight across. Women tend to have more arched brows that sit just above the orbital rim.
A low brow generally makes patients look angry or tired. A brow lift elevates the brows back to their youthful position, giving the face a refreshed and bright appearance. In cases where patients desire a more arched brow, this can also be achieved. Dr. Rodman takes care to give an arch that is natural and soft by predominantly lifting the tail of the brows so the patient looks awake and refreshed, but not surprised. Even patients who do not want a significant change will need a small browlift if they have a browbone reduction. When the browbone is reduced, there is less bone structure, but the amount of soft tissue remains the same. The brows must be “lifted” just to be redraped into the same position they had sat in before.
What each person wants and needs varies, depending on the size of the browbone, the position of the brows, and the length of the forehead. Dr. Rodman will work with every patient to meet their individual goals and bring balance and harmony to the patient’s face.
A More Positive Appearance
You may want to consider a brow lift if you have drooping eyebrows, extra skin on your eyelids, or brows that appear heavy and tired. Some of the many advantages of a brow lift include:
Your Goals Are Our Goals
You and Dr. Rodman will meet in a one-on-one setting during your brow lift consultation to discuss your goals, concerns, and desired outcomes. Eyebrow ptosis, brow position, forehead laxity, lines and wrinkles, hairline, and eyelid ptosis will all be identified after Dr. Rodman has taken a detailed medical history to ensure that you are a candidate for a brow lift.
A brow lift is an outpatient operation done under general anesthesia in a hospital or other sterile surgical setting. The procedure usually takes about two to three hours to finish. Patients can often return to work and other routine activities within a few days of surgery. Within weeks, your face will have returned to its normal, relaxed state. Optimal surgery outcomes may not be seen for a few months.
Results That Raise You Up
During a brow lift, a few different techniques can be used.
With this method, the cut is made right above the hairs of the eyebrow. A piece of skin is removed, and the brow is lifted and secured in a new, higher position. This procedure is recommended for people with very different eyebrow positions because each side can be lifted a different amount, depending on what is needed. This may be the case for someone with previous surgery or someone with facial paralysis on one side. It is also a good option for patients who do not want general anesthesia, as this can be done in the office with local numbing.
This method changes the position of the eyebrows subtly. Minor incisions, no bigger than an inch, are made in the hair, just behind the hairline. An endoscope, a special camera, is used to see under the skin of the forehead, and surgical tools are used to lift the eyebrows. The small incisions are sutured inside to keep scarring to a minimum. Even though this is a common method, the results are not as dramatic as an open browlift, which removes extra skin.
With this method, the cuts are made a few inches above the hairline of the head. Most of the time, these cuts are long but covered by hair. In this method, the brows are lifted and repositioned, and any extra skin is removed. The new position of the eyebrows helps the face look alert and refreshed. This method gives very noticeable results and, in most cases, moves the hairline upwards as well.
In addition to preserving the hairline's natural position and providing the option to lower the hairline while shortening the height of the forehead, a pretrichial brow lift can produce more dramatic results and allows for a better opportunity to improve asymmetry. This provides more options for other cosmetic enhancements. After an incision is made in the forehead, the skin and underlying muscles are carefully raised upward, and a thin strip of skin and tissue is removed. Individuals with naturally high foreheads will benefit most from this brow lift technique since it will reduce the length of the face's upper third.
A brow lift can make your face look better, but it is not meant to change the shape of your eyes. Instead, the natural arch of your brows will be brought out, making you look more refined and attractive.
Brow bossing reduction, browlift, and hairline advancement are three procedures that are often done at the same time. They can also be done in combination with a hair transplant.
Schedule Your Houston Plastic Surgery Consultation Today
The Face Forward process starts with a consultation. You will meet with Dr. Rodman (either in the office or via video call) to discuss the result or look you want to achieve. Dr. Rodman will review and educate you about your options and schedule you for the procedure of your choice. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled as necessary. Achieve your look and enjoy the new you! Schedule your consultation for plastic surgery in Houston at Face Forward today.
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