People often experience a drooping of the outer corners of the eyebrows over time because of the natural aging process, sun damage, and gravity. Over time, drooping eyebrows can also lead to drooping eyelids, which can obstruct vision and make you look tired. Dr. Fathimani performs brow lift surgeries using endoscopic and trichophytic techniques to reverse the signs of aging and create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
How Age Affects the Forehead
The forehead is one of the most visible areas of the face, and it can be one of the first places to show signs of aging. The skin on the forehead is thinner and more likely to develop wrinkles and sagging. The brows can also become droopy with age. Over time, the gradual loss of collagen from the forehead can lead to the onset of forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and drooping eyebrows, which can even obstruct your vision.
What is Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure designed to correct frown lines, drooping eyebrows, and forehead creases. The procedure involves making incisions in the hairline and then elevating the skin and soft tissue of the forehead, repositioning the eyebrows, and securing it in place. The goal of a brow lift is to restore a more youthful appearance to the forehead and brow area.
Brow Lift: Recovery & Downtime
The recovery process following a brow lift is relatively short, with most patients being able to return to their normal activities within a week. There will be some bruising and swelling around the forehead and eyes, which will typically subside within a week or two. It’s important to avoid strenuous activity or bending over during the first week to minimize the risk of bleeding. Rest and relaxation are key to helping the body heal properly.
Types of Brow Lift Surgery
Endoscopic Brow Lift
An endoscopic brow lift is done by making small incisions in the hairline. A tiny camera is then inserted through one of the incisions. The camera gives the surgeon a clear view of the underlying tissues, allowing them to manipulate the tissues and muscles to achieve the desired results. This technique involves extremely small incisions, so the recovery period is minimal.
Trichophytic Brow Lift
A trichophytic brow lift is done by making an incision in the hairline to remove a portion of the forehead skin rather than raising the hairline. Removing a portion of the forehead skin instantly elevates the eyebrows, making them look more youthful and firm. This procedure, however, involved a longer downtime.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a board-certified and fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge surgical techniques to reverse the signs of aging. He aims to help you achieve your aesthetic goals using the least invasive techniques possible. Furthermore, he ensures you’re supported through every stage of the surgical process. Please schedule a consultation to explore your brow lift options in Lone Tree, Colorado.