By Sacha Obaid
One of the places where aging takes its toll is the face, especially the skin around the eyes and forehead. Many of these signs of aging can be dramatically improved by an eyebrow lift surgery, but is the time right? Consider the following information when deciding whether or not to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon.
Sagging and Frown Lines
One key feature to look out for is sagging of the skin above the eyes. When this sagging is particularly severe, it can droop over the eyelid like a hood. In addition, be aware of the formation of permanent frown lines, the vertical creases between your eyebrows. Horizontal wrinkles can also form on the forehead, nose, and between the eyes. These lines will only deepen with added time, so once they are established, it may be time to act. Fortunately, eyebrow lifts are designed to help all of these issues with one relatively simple procedure.
Are you a candidate?
If you are thinking about eyebrow lift surgery, consider first whether you are a candidate for cosmetic surgery. Because cosmetic procedures are elective, your surgeon will want to see that you are in generally good health. In particular, your doctor will insist that you stop smoking if you have not done so already, as smoking significantly limits your body’s ability to heal. Your doctor will also want to discuss your goals for you surgery to make sure you have set realistic expectations.
Classic or endoscopic?
Classic style eyebrow lifts typically involve a single continuous incision along the hairline, and are somewhat more invasive. Endoscopic techniques tend to be less invasive with less risk of scarring and shorter recovery, though the results may be less permanent in some cases. Discuss these options carefully when you consult with your doctor.
What are the alternatives?
While skin resurfacing, fillers, and treatments like BOTOX® can help improve the appearance of your skin, these are less-invasive methods can only have a limited impact. If you are ready for a dramatic change in the appearance of your eyebrows and forehead, the time may be right for an eyebrow lift. Schedule your consultation today to speak with a certified plastic surgeon and learn more about your options.