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Saggy Brows Got You Down?

A person’s forehead and eyebrows help to convey a multitude of different facial expressions and emotions. However, as we age and our eyebrows may sag.  This may create a disgruntled or angered appearance  even if we feel happy. In fact, according to a study presented at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), eyelid position and the shape of the brows can influence people’s perception of our reactions, moods and emotions. Being perceived as tired or angry is probably not high on our priority list.

To combat this unwanted perception, many patients turn to the brow lift. In recent years, the brow lift has been gaining popularity, drawing the most attention from those aged 35-60. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) 2011 report, brow lift procedures were among the top 10 cosmetic surgeries performed.

What Is A Brow Lift?

For starters, a brow lift and forehead lift are two common names for the same procedure. The goal of each is to create a younger looking appearance through several different procedures, including surgical techniques, minimally invasive procedures, and non-invasive treatment like Botox. During your initial consultation in Charlotte, I’ll present you with the best procedure options to meet your individual needs.

A brow lift is a great way to help patients who are experiencing any of the following:

  • Forehead Wrinkles
  • Obstructed Vision
  • Drooping Brows
  • Deep Lines
  • Frown lines, or furrows

Part of the reason as to why brow lifts are becoming ever so popular is because there are many different techniques that can be used to achieve similar results. Listed below are some of the various brow lift procedures that I perform.

One-Centimeter Incision Brow Lift

The most popular and least invasive brow lift surgery performed by myself is known as the one-centimeter incision brow lift. Like its name, this surgery is performed through a one-centimeter incision made in the upper eyebrow hairs. With the help of a special suture, I lift the skin, fat, and muscle to elevate the brow.

One of the best reasons to select the one-centimeter brow lift is because of its short recovery time, requiring a patient to merely rest and clean the incision with warm soapy water.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

An endoscopic brow lift is one of the most commonly performed brow lifts today and is generally performed for patients that need an entire brow lift. During the procedure, I make a few small incisions near the hairline and is able to elevate the brows and forehead through these incisions. Recovery following an endoscopic brow lift in Charlotte requires a small drain to be left in place for the first day after surgery. After 5-7 days, I remove any staples or sutures that were a necessary part of the brow lift.

Direct Brow Lift

Though this type of brow lift is considered to be the a rare and is only performed in special cases. A direct brow lift is most often performed when a patient’s brow has begun to sag dramatically, often so much that they may be experiencing visual problems due to obstruction. This type of brow lift is most commonly performed on older males.

Coronal Brow Lift

Considered to be the oldest and most invasive technique, the coronal brow lift requires incisions across a patient’s entire scalp and hairline. During this procedure, I remove a strip of tissue across the patients entire brow, which allows the area to then be elevated.

Non-Surgical Brow Lift

For patients requiring a subtle lift in the brow or patients that cannot undergo surgery, there are non-surgical techniques to lift the brow.  I can use Botox and facial fillers (Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm) to raise the brow in the office.  There is no recovery time and it can be a great option for many patients.

There are many options in todays world to lift the brow.  My aim is to assist every patient to achieve the best results possible. As an expert in the performance of facelifts, brow lifts, and rhinoplasty, I understand the importance of providing a unique surgical approach to every individual.

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