BROW LIFT is also known as forehead lift or browplasty
A BROW LIFT or forehead lift helps to tighten the soft tissues of the forehead to obtain a more youthful contour to the forehead skin, upper eyelids and eyebrows. There are many brow-lift procedures, which involve different length incisions in various locations and sometimes also involve an endoscope.
What is Brow Lift? BROW LIFT is also known as forehead lift or browplasty A BROW LIFT or forehead lift helps to tighten the soft tissues of the forehead to obtain a more youthful contour to the forehead skin, upper eyelids and eyebrows. There are many brow-lift procedures, which involve different length incisions in various locations and sometimes also involve an endoscope. A youthful brow at rest is positioned above the orbital rim, with an arch laterally, and the lateral end or ‘tail’ of the brow located higher than the medial end. With aging, it is common for the brow to assume a flat or horizontal position. If a saggy brow inhibits the facial expression, a BROW LIFT is a good option for rejuvenating the upper third of the face. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful brow-lift surgery and are extremely satisfied with the outcome. WHO NEEDS IT?/ CANDIDATURE FOR BROW LIFT Suitable candidate for BROW LIFT : The need for BROW LIFT : Saggy or low eyebrow position creating a tired sad and grumpy look. Deep horizontal creases developed across the forehead. Frown lines or furrows seen between the eyebrows or across the top of your nose. Excess skin or fatty tissue hanging over the eyes. The central portion of the brow hanging down, making an angry appearance. Females unable to apply makeup on the upper eyelid, since the surface area is showing drooping tissues due to signs of aging.
Eligibility to undergo a BROW LIFT : Any of the above mentioned reasons makes you a suitable candidate to undergo BROW LIFT , But to be an eligible candidate for surgery you should also fulfill the following criteria: Every surgical procedure including plastic or cosmetic surgery involves certain risks. You should undergo a BROW LIFT only if you have a medical requirement or you feel that the particular surgery will enhance your quality of life. You shall be a good candidate for the BROW LIFT if you are healthy, you have realistic expectations from the outcome of the surgery and you are aware of all the risks associated with the procedure. You cannot consider undergoing a cosmetic surgery if you have serious health issues like diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders like haemophilia or depression. You shall not be a good candidate for the BROW LIFT if you smoke or drink too much alcohol. You should have positive attitude! You expectations from the outcome of the surgery should be realistic. You should be ready to miss at least a few weeks of normal activity.
Benefits Of Brow Lift Helps to reposition a low or saggy brow that hangs over the upper eyelid. Raises the eyebrows to a more attractive and youthful appearance. Makes one look cheerful, pleasant and easily approachable. PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: Youthfulness Ageing is a natural process which everyone goes through. Visible wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes are signs of ageing. Such skin flaws makes you look tired or aged. But with BROW LIFT like suitable treatment one feels younger, healthier and rejuvenated. Natural: Nowadays BROW LIFT is gaining immense popularity because it produce results that blend extremely well with a patient's facial aesthetics. Soon after the surgery, one gets back to the desired or normal shape of a treated body part. One does not have to wait long to see the result, which is the beauty of cosmetic surgery.
INCREASED CONFIDENCE AND ENHANCED MENTAL HEALTH: Self Confidence is a tool that helps us face challenges and tackle problems in life, with great certainty. When you look good, you feel good which in turn increases your self confidence. It leads to greater willingness to try new things or open up in social situations. You become more willing and open to wearing certain clothes or participating in activities which you avoided prior to surgery, due to discomfort in your appearance. Certain clinicians and psychologists feel, few corrections in your body parts, by cosmetic surgery can not only lead to emotional wellness but also enhanced mental health.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES: Studies do suggest that people that are more attractive benefit in their personal as well as professional lives. Studies have also found, good looking people have a higher probability of getting promotions and making more salary. A 2012 study published in Applied Financial Economics revealed that good looking real estate agents were able to sell properties at a higher price than agents that were average looking. Disadvantages of BROW LIFT Only a well-qualified board-certified cosmetic surgeon can predict if this procedure will achieve the desired outcome and goals. Choosing the appropriate brow-lift technique is very important to achieve expected outcome, hence this procedure is very much clinician dependent. One may also need blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in combination with a BROW LIFT since a forehead lift does not improve baggy eyelids or crow’s feet.
Brow Lift Surgery Procedure The procedure: Browplasty has evolved from open techniques to more complex short incision and endoscopic techniques. A BROW LIFT mostly involves incisions in the hair-bearing scalp, but sometimes the incisions are made in the forehead or the upper eyelids as well.
Various methods available for BROW LIFT : 1. Open BROW LIFT : A long incision is made across the forehead, either around the hairline or in one of the creases of the forehead, which uplifts the skin away from the underlying tissues. The muscles are tightened and fat is removed. Along with any excess skin, the remaining skin is pulled down, and the brow is stitched into its new position. 2. Endoscopic BROW LIFT : The surgeon will insert an endoscope (a long, thin tube with a light at the end attached to a video camera) through several small incisions in the scalp. This allows the surgeon to see and work on the various internal structures of the forehead. The advantage of endoscopic technique is it requires minimal incisions, but it may not be equally beneficial for all sorts of patients. 3. Limited incision technique. It is a hybrid combination of both procedures, which involves non-endoscopic with limited incisions. It uses a small portion of the ends of the coronal technique incision to lift the outside part of the eyebrows under direct vision without the help of an endoscope. The resulting scar marks are covered in the temporal hairline, even in balding men who have very little temporal hair remaining. While this procedure does not consider the center area of the brow, but it can definitely reduce wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, also known to as 'crow's feet.' Most of the times forehead-lift procedures are done with an upper blepharoplasty, the upper eyelid incisions are used to accomplish the forehead-lift procedure by treating the 'frown' lines between the eyebrows and uplift the inside part of the eyebrows. The type of BROW LIFT you wish to undergo will be based on the facial features and aesthetic preferences. The goal of an aesthetic plastic surgeon and the entire staff is to help you achieve the most beautiful and natural-looking effect, as well as to make the surgical experience as easy and comfortable as possible. The brow-lift incisions will be based on the technique your surgeon uses and will result in scars. The incisions are generally placed in a way that they will be well concealed, frequently within or at the hairline, or within the deep forehead crease. 4. Open (coronal) technique. The incision is done at the top of the scalp, starting above the ears and concealed within the hair. 5. Endoscopic forehead lift: Includes three short incisions along the top of the scalp and a temple incision on each side. These incisions can be totally covered within the hair. 6. Limited incision technique: The incisions will be concealed in the temporal hairline (temples). If the forehead lift is done in combination with an upper blepharoplasty, upper eyelid incisions will be used to complete the forehead lift by treating 'frown' lines between the eyebrows and uplifting the inside part of the eyebrows.
Brow Lift Surgery Alternatives BROW LIFT Alternatives Excess eyelid skin, droopy upper eyelids, and droopy eyebrows are commonly observed in the same patient. It is not possible to achieve a good aesthetic and functional result unless all three problems are taken into consideration. The cosmetic surgeon will closely assess the problem, considering the hairline and hair style preferences, and make a recommendation that will yield the least scarring and the best cosmetic outcome. If there is mild to moderate brow droop and horizontal wrinkles, an endoscopic lift may be a good option. If there are advanced brow droop with deep wrinkles, a coronal forehead lift may be most correct method. If one has a high forehead, to avoid raising your hairline further, one may undergo a subcutaneous lift. In this method, the incision is near the hairline, leaving visible scars that can be hidden with hair.