When we think about our anti-aging needs and goals, most of us tend to overlook our eyebrows. However, the eyebrows play a very important role in our overall facial expressions, especially as we age. Repositioning them with a brow lift can create a chain reaction that rejuvenates the entire upper portion of the face.
Read on as Dr. Jonathan Grant, a sought-after Mt. Vernon facial plastic surgeon, shares signs that you could in fact benefit from brow lift surgery.
You Have a Tired or Angry Facial Expression
The first indication that you may benefit from brow lift is that you have a tired or angry appearance, no matter how you may feel on the inside. Maybe you look unapproachable even though you are warm and friendly. Or perhaps you always look fatigued despite getting restful sleep every night.
A brow lift can open up your entire face and give you a more pleasant and approachable expression that reflects your personality and attitude.
You Have a Low or Sagging Brow Line
A low, heavy or sagging brow line can cause a perpetually tired or angry expression. A drooping brow can cause the eyelids to droop as well. In some cases, the eyelids may become hooded and sag into the line of sight, impairing vision and making tasks like driving dangerous.
Brow lift elevates the brow line, uncovers hooded eyelids and can take years off of the overall appearance of the face.
You Have Forehead Wrinkles or Creases
Noticeable wrinkles and creases on the forehead and between the eyes (i.e., “frown lines”) can give the face an aged look. These frown lines are best addressed with injectables like Botox® or Xeomin® that relax the expressive muscles of frowning. However, brow lifts can help to relax the frown line as well by weakening the muscle attachment to the skin in between the eyebrows where the frown lines are usually the deepest. Fillers can also be beneficial if the creases persist even when the frown muscles are relaxed.
There is also a procedure called furrowplasty which softens vertical frown lines between the eyebrows using your own tissue like a permanent filler. In furrowplasty, soft tissue from under the skin in your cheek is removed and implanted deep to the wrinkle lines between the eyebrows. Furrowplasties work because your own tissue is used to fill in the grooves of the deep vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. Dr. Grant commonly does furrowplasties at the same time as facelift procedures without additional incisions near the ear so you don’t have to worry about the scar.
It’s Difficult to Apply Eye Makeup
As mentioned, a sagging brow can, in turn, cause the eyelids to droop or become hooded. This may make it difficult to apply eye makeup to the lids. Lifting the brows and uncovering hooded eyelids opens up the eyes and makes it easier to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner.
You Want Noticeable, Long-lasting Results
Injectables like Botox® and dermal fillers can provide the eyebrow area with a slight lift, and minimize wrinkles across the forehead. However, the results are usually subtle and last for a few months until the body absorbs the injectable product.
On the other hand, a brow lift and furrowplasties can provide noticeable and long-lasting results to individuals that want it. Talented surgeons like Dr. Grant can perform the procedure through small incisions without leaving noticeable scarring or other telltale signs of surgery.
Learn More about Brow Lift
To determine whether a brow lift is indeed appropriate for your anti-aging needs, book an informational consultation with Dr. Grant. Call or email Cascade Facial Surgery & Aesthetics today.