Will I Constantly Look Surprised After a Brow Lift?Posted January 17, 2014 in Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift Category
The brows frame the eyes and can have a dramatic effect on a person’s appearance. Over time, the brows can begin to sag and create a constant angry or sad expression even when the person doesn’t feel that way. Also, the aging process usually causes expression lines and wrinkles to form on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Eyebrow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift or simply a brow lift, can eliminate these signs of aging and create a more pleasant facial appearance.
Brow lift surgery can improve the following:
A drooping brow that may impair vision and hood the upper eyelids
Vertical furrows between the brows, also known as “frown lines”
Fine lines and wrinkles high on the bridge of the nose between the eyes
Horizontal creases across the forehead
Some brow lift candidates are hesitant to undergo the surgery because they worry that a brow lift will create a permanently surprised appearance. Contrary to this belief, a brow lift can create a very natural, alert appearance without making you look like a ‘deer in the headlights’ all the time. An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon will have the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a natural-looking result.
The surgery raises the eyebrows to a more youthful position using incisions behind the hairline and a medical device with a light attached to it called an endoscope. As the tissue and muscle beneath the skin are repositioned, creases on the forehead and between the brows are improved. Healing is fairly quick and includes minor post-operative pain and several weeks of swelling and minor bruising.
Brow lift surgery is often combined with eyelid surgery to eliminate drooping eyelids or facelift surgery to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Spies is a board-certified plastic surgeon and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Spies’ extensive experience performing brow lift surgery allows him to correct a drooping brow and signs of aging on the forehead to produce a natural, youthful appearance. Please call (480) 890-0600 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation at our Arizona practice.