Forehead creases and drooping eyebrows are typical parts of the aging process. They can be a huge embarrassment to some people. The drooping eyebrows and wrinkly skin create an old and tired look that takes away from your overall appearance. The forehead lift restores the youthful look in your eyes and eases forehead creases that might have formed due to the aging process.

The brows and the forehead are usually the first to show signs of aging – an unfortunate yet inevitable process of life. It begins when the skin gradually starts losing its elasticity, compromising its youthful appeal.

Aging can be sped up through a number of factors, such as effects of the sun, wind, and the pull of gravity. These factors result in wrinkling on the forehead, frown lines, and a heaviness in your eyebrows. These effects of aging might make you look like you are constantly sad, angry, or tired, even when you’re feeling fine.

The Procedure

The forehead lift surgery should only be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Learning all you can about a procedure usually takes away the fear that people sometimes experience. Your surgeon will walk you through all the details of the surgery during a consultation.

To begin the procedure, the surgeon will administer a general anesthetic so that you are completely unconscious through the duration of the procedure. He will then make a careful incision across your forehead, right below your hairline.

The surgeon will lift the skin in such a way as to smooth out the wrinkles and reposition the brows so that they are lifted, creating a more alert and youthful look. Any unwanted skin that remains is removed by the surgeon. After he performs the brow lift, the surgeon then sutures the incision to seal it.

Candidates for the Surgery

If you’re someone who is self-conscious about their frown lines and drooping eyelids, then forehead lift surgery may be for you; it fixes both of these problems at once. It’s a straightforward procedure that is designed to remove or minimize signs of aging that make you look drowsy, confused, or upset when you may not be feeling any of those things.

Most people who opt for this surgery are between the ages of 40 and 50. As wrinkles and drooping can also be a hereditary condition, people might start having wrinkles or sagging eyelids from the ages of 20 to 30. A brow lift can easily help in this case.

The brow lift surgery can provide treatment for the following cosmetic issues:

  • Tired or angry appearance
  • Drooping brows
  • Horizontal lines across the forehead
  • Upper eyelids that look heavy
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows

Things to Keep in Mind Before the Surgery

  • Quit smoking approximately four weeks before the surgery.
  • Stop taking herbal supplements, medications, and vitamins that might thin the blood at least two weeks prior to the surgery.
  • Stock up on supplies that you will need during the recovery period so you will not have to worry about getting them later.

There are many benefits of this surgery, the most obvious being that it can improve your appearance and make you look younger.

Speak with Dr. Lay

To prepare for your forehead lift, discuss all the details thoroughly with your surgeon before you make a decision. Speaking with Dr. Chase Lay, an experienced facial plastic surgeon, during a consultation can help you feel confident about forehead lift surgery. To make your appointment, contact us today.